Beauty, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


BEAUTY is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the ancient curse, the sleeping girl and, of course, the haunting castle) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires.

It's fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more. You can learn more about Sarah Pinborough at, or by following @SarahPinborough on twitter.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780575093072



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Once upon a time, Sarah Pinborough had a seemingly familiar fairy tale, or two, to retell. Untangling, re-entwining the narrative strands, it seems Happy Ever After doesn’t always turn out so well.(1) Can’t keep that up. (2) It doesn’t properly reflect this sharp, modern, funny, dark retelling of Sleeping Beauty, intertwined with another fairy tale in a perfectly brilliant twist. Despite the charming illustrations that evoke nostalgia for my childhood copy of the Pink Fairy Book, this really isn’t a version you’d give an actual child to read. As for young adults...well, when ready, I’d have adored this, before ready, I’d have been bored stiff! I also loved Sarah Pinborough’s take on Cinderella in Charm.

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