Published by Evatopia Press on September 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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Safia and Aiden’s lives are on an undeniable and inevitable course. Like hamsters on a wheel, they toil through their days and well into the nights, working more hours than anyone should.
Safia is an advertising executive at one of New York’s most prestigious firms while Aiden is one of the Wall Street guys. Two people. Two separate lives. Both working to drown their heartaches.
What neither realizes is that the loneliness and mundane nature of each day is about to change. Destiny and fate are real and not just fairytale ideals. But love is a mystery and watching over both of them is a beauty who sleeps but sees all.
In a nearby hospital lies this beautiful girl who has slept for many months in a coma. Quiet and unassuming, yet she is the unlikely instrument that will bring Safia and Aiden together. This beauty sleeping touches everyone who passes by her room, and even those like Aiden and Safia who don’t. Although neither knows it, this Beauty has a supernatural hold over them.
She will seal their fate and bring them together…but if fate is tempted, her power may also keep them apart.
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Book Review: 5 stars
I am asleep and yet I am not.
To say that I’m thoroughly speechless and spellbound would be an understatement. This book literally casted its fairy tale-y vines all over me and took me under its spells in no time. The words are failing me when it comes to describe accurately the incredible aura this book has. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of it is “ethereal”. From the very first page, I felt like I was up in the air, travelling through the magic world of fairy tales, witches, angels and every other supernatural creature while looking down onto the real world where the materialistic side of the story was developing.
There is power in my touch and magic in my breath.
Beauty Sleeping is a the first installment of the Make A Wish series. Plus, it’s a book that’s purely belongs to the magic world. From it’s title, to the name of the series, to its very story. In this first “spell”, the story is centered around Sleeping Beauty’s fairy tale but, trust me, the only thing that keeps from it is the idea of her and kind of the Set. Everything else has very little to do with the fairy tale. The way Hasan does this beyond magnificent and captivating retelling of the known fairy tale is exciting. As for the three main characters – Safia, Aidan and “Sleeping Beauty” -, they form an irresistible and intriguing love triangle that you never know how it will end. The unique romance they bring into the story is something that stayed with me and I cherish it as one of the most unforgettable ones.
She was the answer to a question he was too scared to ask.
Its Prologue and its Epilogue are the two points where the story has reached the very finest. The Prologue is written in that perfect way which makes you feel instantly the book’s ethereal vibe and its Epilogue is where you get happy-dizzy from all the events happening at the same time and, with the last sentence, the true story begins and you are hanging from a silver thread. But besides that, the story has two more major major beautiful points. The first is the freaking twisted character of Sleeping Beauty. You remember what the actual fairy tale’s character was like, right? Well, you better forget all about her because this book’s Sleeping Beauty couldn’t be more further from the original. And the second one is putting a West story into the East world. The way Farha nails to combine the Indian culture and thinking with the idea of a European fairy tale is enough to make one of the greatest authors out there.
To say that I was and AM impressed with Farha Hasan’s writing skills would definitely be another understatement that I don’t want to do. She delivered one of the beautiful and MUST books of the Contemporary Literature. It’s captivating and magnificent how it sews the mutli-culture, the magic world and the real world into an unusual total. And NO, I’m not overdoing it. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! I definitely consider myself one of the lucky readers who had the chance to experience it.