A Wicked Thing

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

A Wicked Thing Publisher's Summary

A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.

Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. Everyone expects Aurora to marry her betrothed and restore magic and peace to the kingdom before revolution tears it apart. But after a lifetime spent locked in a tower for her own safety, Aurora longs for the freedom to make her own choices. When she meets a handsome rebel, she is tempted to abandon everything for a different kind of life.

As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

A Wicked Thing is a surprising, spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after.

©2015 Rhiannon Thomas (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • A Wicked Thing

    • By: Rhiannon Thomas
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A twist to the Sleeping Beauty Retelling...

    • By Alicia on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 2

    • Kingdom of Ashes

    • By: Rhiannon Thomas
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Now, hunted by the king's soldiers, Aurora's only chance of freeing her kingdom from the king's tyrannical rule is learning to control her magic. But Aurora's powers come at a price - one that forces her to leave the only home she's ever known, one that demands she choose between the man she loves and the people she seeks to protect, and one that will cause her to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before...and uncover the truth about her destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We loved it! listened with my middle schoolers!

    • By M. Platt on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $26.23