Waking Rose: A Fairy Tale Retold

Nineteen-year-old Rose Brier is in love with Fish Denniston: but Fish, struggling with abuse issues in his past, holds her at arms’ length until an old danger and a tragic accident threatens Rose’s life. A modern retelling of the story of “Sleeping Beauty,” and the third novel in the Fairy Tale Novel series.

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By Elena (Claiborne, MD) · ★★★★★ · February 17, 2009
The very talented Regina Doman, in her "fairy-tale novels," has taken some of the popular stories and re-imagined them for our time. I would hesitate to classify them as books for teenagers alone, since I at forty-five years old could have easily read "Waking Rose" at one sitting, and would have,... ...more
By Regina (Front Royal, VA) · ★★★★★ · October 19, 2009
Full disclosure: I wrote this book, but someone suggested I should add it to my shelf anyhow. I've certainly read it a number of times! I have to say this is one of my favorite books that I've written, and I'm glad so many people like it so much.
By Litland.com (The United States) · ★★★★★ · July 11, 2011
A complex novel of abuse, recovery, mental illness, inclusion, murder, mystery, activism, Faith! The craziness of those first years experienced when young adults leave their nest and venture into the outer world of college life, whether as newbie freshmen or advanced graduate students. Unlikely f... ...more
By Georgina (Australia) · ★★★★★ · April 05, 2011
Initially I gave Waking Rose 4 stars but during the time it took me to organise my review, I decided it was worth 5 stars.

This has been one of the most intriguing and fulfilling reads I've experienced in a long time.

Waking Rose is a modern-day retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty... ...more
By Emily · ★★★★☆ · July 19, 2011
Fantastic series! I was afraid these books would just be simple, silly romances but I was pleasantly surprised to be sucked into all the suspense and mystery! It's been a while since I've devoured a book in one or two sittings. ...more
By Violet (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 29, 2012
Another Regina Doman treasure!! This was an awesome book; the ending was so perfect. I loved it! I'm not going to say any more because I know you don't want me to tell you what happpens before you read it, Mom. ;)

By Kathleen (Norristown, PA) · ★★★★★ · August 30, 2011
Great book for Grades 8 to 12 ...more
By Cat15 (Lenexa, KS) · ★★★★★ · May 12, 2012
Great!!!!! ...more
By Elizabeth (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 09, 2010
actually 3.5 but i decided to round up.

I love fairy tales. I don't think I have mentioned this in my reviews of other retold fairy tales but i even took a class in fairy tales in college.

Doman did an excellent job on all three book (The Shadow Of The Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold, Black as Night: A F... ...more
By Tannia (Iserlohn, 07, Germany) · ★★★★★ · April 19, 2010
Some books take you traveling into space. Others bring you back in time. But then one day, when you least expect it, you come across a book that grabs your imagination and leads you on a road of adventures and suspense into a world of fairy tales with elements of the fantasy world, as well as ele... ...more