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Book Review: To Wake a Kingdom (Curse of Thorne Book 1) by Nisha J Tuli

To Wake a Kingdom: a fantasy romance fairy tale retelling (Curse of Thorne Book 1)
by Nisha J Tuli
August 23, 2022
Sleeping Beauty meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this twisted fantasy romance retelling, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Raven Kennedy.


Enchanted into an eternal slumber to escape an evil fae, Thorne is awakened, not by true love’s kiss, but by a man with a sword at her throat. So she does the only thing a princess can do—nails him in the balls and sticks him with a dagger.

But something has gone wrong because now her entire family isn’t waking up and Ronan, a warrior from an enemy kingdom, arrives on her doorstep seeking answers she doesn’t want to give.

Bent on revenge, the evil fae returns to claim the princess and kill everyone asleep in the castle. So Thorne strikes a bargain—thirty days to break the curse or Thorne becomes her property forever. But Thorne has no idea how to break a hundred-year-old spell that’s gone awry.

As time ticks away and she scrambles for a solution, her feelings for Ronan become entwined in her fate. Now she must find a way to protect her heart, save herself, and rescue everyone she’s ever loved.

To Wake a Kingdom is the first book in a duology. There is no cliffhanger at the end of book one, and it can be enjoyed on its own.

Please Note: This book contains explicit content and darker elements, including mature language, violence, and sex. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age.

To Wake a Kingdom is a new take on an old classic fairy tale, sometimes I do really enjoy these updates. Taking nothing away from the original, the author did an excellent job making this "sleeping beauty" come to life.

This one is for the romance readers, hands down. It is not meant as a children's story, if you want an adult read that has lots of romance and action, this is the one. Violence for sure and darker themes, it is really meant for the mature crowd. The ending seemed a little bit off after reading a very well-written storyline. Not sure if the author didn't know how to give it that HEA but maybe the next installment will be flawless.

Overall a very enjoyable story with lots of colorful characters to entertain you. Worth the time!

Getting 4 Sheep


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Nisha writes steamy fantasy romance featuring Fae, vampires, witches and anything else that's magical and hot. When she's not busy writing about heroines with swords in glittering dresses, she's re-reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas or watching The Princess Bride for the millionth time.

If you like her books, she recommends you also check out Jennifer L. Armentrout or Raven Kennedy.

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