The Wide-Awake Princess

The Wide Awake Princess In this stand alone fairy tale Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep only Annie i

  • Title: The Wide-Awake Princess
  • Author: E.D. Baker
  • ISBN: 9781599907574
  • Page: 196
  • Format: ebook
  • In this stand alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie blessed or cursed with being impervious to magic can venture out beyond the rose covered hedge for help She must find Gwen s true love to kiss herIn this stand alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie blessed or cursed with being impervious to magic can venture out beyond the rose covered hedge for help She must find Gwen s true love to kiss her awake.But who is her true love The irritating Digby The happy go lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn t possibly spell true love Joined by one of her father s guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family and perhaps even find a true love of her own.

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    1. This was terribly adorable. It starts from a pretty simple idea: what if Sleeping Beauty had a little sister? Wouldn't her parents do everything in their power to save their next child from her older sister's fate? And so Annie becomes literally unenchantable, completely immune to all forms of magic. Considering how very common magic is in this fairy tale world, it follows that young Princess Annie makes many people, including her family, uncomfortable. After all, fairy gifts are neutralized aro [...]

    2. This is sort of an alternate-world fairy tale--it's a Sleeping Beauty retelling with the caveat that the sleeping princess has a magically immune little sister. Being that it's a fairy tale motif that mixes in a bunch of other fairy tales, I guess I shouldn't be annoyed that it's very questy and has one-dimensional characters, but it did bother me that the premise of the story was so heavily inundated with "it happened this way, because . . . it has to happen this way." I didn't like that the yo [...]

    3. I'm a big fan of fractured fairy tales, and The Wide-Awake Princess is a fun one. Annabelle, the younger, very much unmagical younger sister of Gwendolyn, she of Sleeping Beauty fame. When the curse is activated, it's up to Annie (and the faithful guard, Liam) to break the curse. Who knew that the Frog Prince's children were Hansel and Gretel, er, Clara and Tomas? Or that Rapunzel was not interested in being rescued by any of her princes? All that, and more, are found here!Serious fun for those [...]

    4. Oh gosh, a wonderful retelling of the old classical tales of Sleeping Beauty.And refreshing indeed. Because the heroine of this book is not Princess Gwennie, the 'Sleeping Beauty' herself, but her younger sister, Princess Annie, who is not endowed by the magic, but cannot be touch by any good or evil magic.In the kingdom where everything is magical, Annie seems to be just a plain character. So, when somebody cast a spell and everyone in the castle just fall asleep, Annie is wide awake! Thus, the [...]

    5. Delightfully plays with the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, and several others! Intrepid Princess Annabelle travels through several kingdoms, gathering up princes in hopes that one of them will be her sister's true love and wake Gwendolyn from her sleeping curse. She meets an old woman who lives in a candy house, a prince who used to be a frog, and a number of other characters readers will easily recognize, while exposing how silly and selfish and even sad these stories and their characters are. [...]

    6. Magical, humorous, imaginative and very cute are a few words I would use to describe this book. My daughter has been loving this series, now I understand why. It's definitely written for younger readers. As a mom, I only had two integrity issues with the book. The first was that there is a prince who is drunk and had two barmaid type girls sitting on his knees, and the second was a quick line where a man comes to visit Rapunzel for his weekly date, but you quickly learn he has a wife and she doe [...]

    7. What a sweet little fairy story retelling - there were some very clever references to other fairy tales as well – such as Princess and the Pea, Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel to name a few - and found myself chuckling over the references.The heroine is Annie who is the younger sister to the most beautiful princess in their world – Gwendolyn aka Gwennie. At Gwennie’s christening she is cursed by a cranky fairy and doomed to prick her finger on a spindl [...]

    8. This book could have been so awesome. But it wasn't. It was disappointing. First of all, there is zippo character development. And too many characters. All of them felt like cardboard cutouts of people, with no real personalities. I wish the author had focused more on character development (particularly with Annie, Liam, Gwen and Beldegard. They were the most interesting) instead of the action going on in the story. Which leads me to my next point. At lot happens, but very little of it has anyth [...]

    9. Queen Karolina and King Halbert fear for there second child, Princess Annabelle. With a terrible curse already bestowed for there first daughter Princess Gwendoyn (AKA, Sleeping Beauty) the King and Queen fear that the same fate will harm there second. Seeking the help of there favorite fairy God mother, Fairy Moonbeam granted her own gift to the new princess; "From this day on no magic shall touch you or bring you to harm. You'll have to survive on your natural charm".So, Annie had to grow up w [...]

    10. This was such a cute story. I loved the characters and all the fairy tale references. My 12-year-old self would've given this 10 stars.

    11. This book was really cute. Who knew "Sleeping Beauty" (Gwen) had a little sister? To prevent any more undesirable curses, young Annie was blessed (or cursed?) with an immunity to magic. Neither good or bad works on her, she grows up without any of the usual fairy gifts. Not remarkably beautiful (as opposed to her sister, the most beautiful girl in the land), not blessed with gracefulness or a good singing voice. Nothing. Along with this gift comes the ability to neutralize anyone's gift (or spel [...]

    12. The Wide-Awake Princess is a sweet, fun-filled retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. It's really quite short, which has a bonus of skipping any boring set-up and jumping straight into the action. On the other hand, this means the character development is limited, so if you're after that sort of thing, I'd look elsewhere.Annie is a plucky, resourceful and eminently sensible girl who is easy to like, however. In a way, I enjoy that her personal journey is about more about her saving her f [...]

    13. This was the most wonderful, amazing, whimsical book!Annie is so sweet and strong and funny!Liam is the best guy you could ever hope for!The plot was AMAZING. I love all of the referencesto other fairytale characters too.5/5.2014:Re-reading. Still amazing.5/5.

    14. Also reviewed on my blog, Sassy & Dangerous! sassyanddangerous/Cute, charming and full of humor, The Wide-Awake Princess will keep a smile on your face and make you wish you were a princess!I completely did not expect this book to show up at my doorstep, but boy oh boy, when it did, I was super excited! First off, let's talk about the cover. I absolutely love the color of the font and the font itself. So pretty! I also love how the entire cover portrays the story and how you can easily guess [...]

    15. With all this talk lately regarding the merits of fractured fairy tales, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy a sugar-spun story. The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker is ADORABLE. I think it’s my favorite book yet by Baker, who wrote the Tales of the Frog Princess book (the first novel was the inspiration for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog). The novel revolves around Princess Annie, the younger sister of Crown Princess Gwendolyn. As babies, Gwendolyn was cursed, destined to [...]

    16. 4.5 stars, what an adorable story! :D Also on thedailyprophecyIf I need to describe this book in one word it would be: CUTE. This book is adorable! With a fun twist to the original Sleeping beauty story, Baker creates a fun story about friendship and finding yourself.Summary.When Annie’s sister Gwendolyn was cursed, the good fairies bestowed her with unusual gifts: instead of beauty, grace and a certain talent, Annie can resist magic and everyone loses their magic when she is around. That is t [...]

    17. A mild disappointment. There were some really clever set pieces in the story--the candy cottage was especially well done--but by and large it was just the protagonist walking through a series of fairy tales that worked exactly as they always have. The only characters with more than a single personality trait were love interests, and even they only had two dimensions, tops. There was an awful lot of ugly old women (invariably witches) and an awful lot of snippy unpleasant beautiful women (invaria [...]

    18. Book review on the The Wide Awake Princess by E.D BakerRoses are forming on the walls. What does this mean? Annie is out on her own little journey. Why may you ask? Well because…The story takes place in Treecrest, which is the home of Gwendolyn and Annie. And other magical kingdoms that princess Annie and the knight Liam goes to to try and save the castle and her family from the sleep.Annie is the younger sister of the beautiful, graceful princess Gwendolyn. The problem is that she needs to fi [...]

    19. I've always been a fan of fairy-tales so when I saw this book, I knew that I had to read it. I wasn't certain what to expect. After all, you often can't tell what direction a fairytale book will take. Some are filled with such dark plot lines with witches and goblins and heroine's that are corrupt and not worth rooting for. Then on the other hand, sometimes you get such romantically centered ones that make you sick or ones that are just plain childish in nature and writing structure that you can [...]

    20. Really well-written fairy tale. Even though it's obviously a children's book of sorts, the author does not shy away from more serious themes. Has some amusing twists to classic fairy tales sprinkled throughout the book, is fairly lighthearted, and overall contains a pretty good plot that maintains the reader's interest from start to finish.

    21. This is basically a retelling of Sleeping Beauty but this Sleeping Beauty is a spoiled brat. She gets what she wants when she wants it. Her younger sister is the exact opposite. She cares for people and thinks of others before herself. So when her older sister is under a sleeping curse, the little sister goes on a quest to help. It's fantastic so far and I love the writing style because it fits the time period for the book. It could almost smell the mildew and the bread in the story. The charact [...]

    22. This is a really cute little story - nothing groundbreaking but a fun summer read about Sleeping Beauty's younger sister and how she goes off to help save her sister and the rest of her kingdom after the sleeping curse takes hold. I could totally see this being a Disney cartoon one day.

    23. I enjoyed this book immensely. :) I'm no stranger to fairytale retellings. I've read tons of them. All of them are magical in my eyes. I love all of them! What makes this one special is that it the heroine herself isn't magical. I just love the author for making one not-so-special girl save the day! This book makes delves kind of deeper into many of our well-known fairytales. Then it makes light of it by using its princes. ;) I love how each prince has their very distinct character. I even admit [...]

    24. Annie has never been beautiful. Not compared to most people - and especially not compared to her sister Gwendolyn, who is the most beautiful princess in the whole world. Annie is normal – ordinary, as some people might call it. When her sister Gwendolyn was a baby, she was cast under a spell by a fairy who said when Gwendolyn was 16 she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. Another fairy changed it the spell so that she would only fall asleep for 100 years until her true love cam [...]

    25. I can kind of relate to this well thought out book. I think a lot of people, including myself can relate to this amazing book, when Annie goes out looking for a price to kiss her sister, she has the feeling of longing and searching which i can definitely relate to. Even if the situation is slightly more complex that daily life you can still relate to what she is feeling.

    26. Review originally posted here.Honestly, I really didn't enjoy this book all that much. That is probably because I prefer character driven stories and this is all about the plot and how many different fairy tales could possibly be squeezed into one story. I checked it out because I liked the premise and thought it was an inventive take on the story. Overall it is cute but sometimes a little too cute. Gag on the saccharine kind of cute. This is due to the interactions of Annie and Liam. Their roma [...]

    27. Cute book. Fun to read. I did have a couple of issues with it, though* At first, I thought the main character (Annie) was about 12. Her older sister was 16, so I figured Annie was 12-14. Somewhere in there. But she certainly seems to know a lot of things about the "real world" and she has a lot of feelings and ideas about true love and wanting to be in love and get married. I was surprised because in getting to know her throughout the book, it seemed like she was really more like 16-17. * The se [...]

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