Release Date: 20th December 2011
Series: Sleeping Handsome #1
Source: Kindle Freebie
Buy: Amazon (UK)(US)
Goodreads Summary: “Paige should have never agreed to do her best friend’s project. Reading to a boy in a coma is just plain creepy, but her English teacher somehow thinks her acting skills make it the perfect community service match.But when she finds the boy’s journal hidden among his books, things turn from creepy to interesting.”
I snagged Sleeping Handsome for free whilst browsing Amazon a couple of months ago, and picked it up when I wasn’t feeling too great, expecting a light and easy read, which was just what I got.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Paige, the main character. She doesn’t want to be stuck reading to Zach, who is in a coma. I could understand that, but if she hadn’t of wanted to be in that situation, she should have stood up to her friend and not done her homework for her. I just about gave up all hope when she started reading his diary aloud, as I was sure it wouldn’t end well. However, as the novella progressed I found myself warming to her character, especially as she started to develop a little more of a backbone.
This was an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, and I enjoyed watching it pan out. It could have done with a little more development in certain areas, but as it was a novella, I think that’s to be expected. The ending was a little twee, especially in the way Zach woke up, but that was a part of Sleeping Handsome’s charm. This was a fun and quick read, and certainly helped to brighten up my spirits when I wasn’t feeling all that well!