- Review: Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
- Series: Sleeping Beauty
- Author: Anne Rice
- No of Pages: 253
- Publication: Published May 1st 1999 by Plume
From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. In the traditional folktale of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. Now Anne Rice’s retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.
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Ok, fortunately that’s not near all that I can say about this book!! It is most definitely Erotica, if you are in any way shy then this could be a little over the top for you. Or if like me, you are curious, I say GO for it! What do you have to lose? It’s a very intriguing, nice spin on a story we all know, even without all the sex.
Beauty is also a very interesting person. The choices she makes get her into more trouble and at first I was kind of like, what in the hell are you doing woman!? But I soon came to realize that she is seriously enjoying the punishment that is doled out when she does anything mischievous. It is still kind of odd but you can tell she was seriously enjoying herself. She goes from bashful young girl to grown woman in the span of no time at all and it’s honestly quite impressive.
As they say, if you liked 50 Shades of Grey this should be right up your alley. Sadly for me I have not yet read all of 50 Shades although I did pick up book one and am really enjoying the beginning. But unlike 50 Shades this book jumps right to the sex. And I mean RIGHT to it. So it is a more in your face sorta tale, not that I’m saying that’s a bad thing at all! It’s a … whew I need a drink, thing.
Plot, characters, and all the sex are all quite intriguing. Very smoothly written!