Wolves And Roses: A Fairy Tale Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

· Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Book 1 · Monster House Books
139 reviews

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A fairy tale retelling with a twist!

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

Should being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

Perfect for readers who love young adult books with romance, action, adventure, and one-of-a-kind world building. Magicorum characters KNOW they’re stuck in a fairy tale life template… and struggle with the role of fantasy and magic in their future.

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Series

Modern fairy tales with sass, action and romance

1. Wolves and Roses

2. Moonlight and Midtown

3. Shifters and Glyphs

4. Slippers and Thieves

5. Bandits and Ball Gowns

6. Fire and Cinder

7. Fairies and Frosting

8. Towers and Tithes

9. Mirrors and Mysteries

Ratings and reviews

139 reviews
Shayla Oliver
March 6, 2018
Ok I absolutely loved this book, I found myself on break from work (where I read all of it, it's slow here so shhh don't tell) wanting to get back to reading this book more than watching Netflix on my phone or anything else. I blew through it and love both the characters and the storyline. I also give props to Christina Bauer for her Acknowledgments at the end. My favorite line of it being, "He offered her the world; she said she had her own". It's fantastic that she actually thought about wanting a character that can take care of herself, but also is complimented by a love interest who is amazing. With all that being said there still is a reason I didn't quite give this book 5 stars. The grammar Nazi in me couldn't look past the spelling errors. There was only a handful I noticed, but one of them even spelled Alec as Alex... I would love to have the job of reading a book like this and correcting it to perfection, but whoever did edit it missed some very easily fixed things. Regardless I still loved the read and would definitely recommend. Can't wait for more stories!
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Alydee Rhaia
September 24, 2018
Good story. Grammatical errors were slightly annoying. Ending seemed rushed and didn't tie up all the loose ends. Good thing there's more to this series.
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Jo W
January 18, 2018
After searching forever for a book that's different and exciting, I found Bauer. All her books are amazingly addictive, and her stories are not your average same ole same ole story line. This author to me is up there with JK Rowling & Meyers ect, there should already be movies made from these books! Love her Angelbound series and now this one too!
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About the author

Christina Bauer believes that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. 

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Series

A series of modern fairy tales with sass, action and romance 

1. Wolves And Roses

1.5 Moonlight And Midtown

2. Shifters And Glyphs

3. Slippers And Thieves 

Also From Christina Bauer

- Angelbound, the story of a part-demon girl who fights evil souls in Purgatory’s Arena

- Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark and hot aliens

- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action and romance

- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love

Don’t Miss Out

Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

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