Monday, August 23, 2010

Watch out: Twisted Tales Sleeping Beauty

One to watch out for...

Twisted Tales Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer
by Maureen McGowan
Release date: Spring 2011

Description from the amazon:
Long ago in a faraway kingdom where humans co-exist with vampires, werewolves and fairies, a beautiful baby princess named Lucette is born. The king and queen host a celebration, but exclude the vampires because of tensions brewing between their previously peaceful kingdoms. Angry at the slight, the Vampire Queen crashes the party and puts a curse on the baby: when Lucette reaches adulthood, she will cut herself, and the instant her blood falls upon the ground, she will never wake again while the sun is in the sky. When night falls, she will awaken while everyone else in the kingdom will fall asleep, leaving Lucette alone in the darkness.

The royal wizard can’t reverse the spell, but alters it so that the curse can be lifted if Lucette proves she has found true love. But falling in love seems impossible if all the eligible bachelors are sleeping. Furious at the curse tampering, the Vampire Queen breaks the peace treaty that forbids vampires from attacking the people of Lucette’s kingdom. An army of vampire slayers is created to defend the kingdom from the nightly rampaging bloodsuckers.

Lucette secretly trains with the army, knowing that if her parents’ attempts to protect her fail and the curse comes true, one day—well, technically one night—she’ll be the only one in her kingdom awake to fight back.

And here’s the twist – you’re in control. At three points during the story, you get to decide what Lucette would do next. Depending on your choice, you flip to that relevant tab for the continuation of the story. Based on your choices, Lucette’s adventures unfold. And the extra fun part? After reaching one outcome, the reader can re-read the book, choose different options, and read an entirely different story!


* image source of book cover is a teaser
per author, final cover is not yet set

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  1. It's the first time I read about this gamebook!

  2. Oh, how cool, kinda of like an adult "choose your own adventure" and I love the fairy tale angle.

  3. Oh, a choose your own adventure book! I read tons of Dungeon and Dragon choose your own adventure books in the past, but this one sounds really cool.

  4. Oooooo I love choose your own adventures! WHOOT!

  5. Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer? Do you know, where I come from vampires are called the Strigoi Mort. Not pretty like Siofra and very dangerous.

  6. I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid...this sounds fun!

  7. Definitely one I'm adding to my wish list. My favorite fairytale gone mad! I love it!

  8. Thanks for highlighting the books! What a great blog! So many great books to check out!

    And thanks also to all the commenters for your interest. Of course I'm biased, but the books are a lot of fun! :)

    I really wanted to create versions of the fairy tales in which the heroines were capable of saving themselves! (But also land their handsome princes.) And Sleeping Beauty and Vampires seemed like such a natural combo! :)

    The publisher is working on great new covers and I hope to have official release dates to announce, soon!

  9. Strigoi Mort, I find to be dark and hauntingly beautiful Lucia, though you are right, Siofra are elite!

  10. Ahh Choose Your Own Adventure...I loved those books. Sadly I only ever got the BAD ENDING >.> but maybe I'll fare better with Fairy Tale Adventures?


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