The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - A.N. Roquelaure,  Anne Rice Let me start by saying I did not read the whole book. I read a sample from Amazon.com.

I really wanted to like this book. Anne Rice is one of those authors that have made me curious enough to read some of her work because she has sold so many books.

I was GREATLY disappointed. The first thing I noticed is that her writing is well below par for her peers. When I pushed past that obstacle I ran into an even bigger one.

I have a very big problem with a man (the prince) taking a 15-year-old girl's (Beauty) virginity while she is in a coma. Not only is Beauty a child she was raped, as well. If that wasn't bad enough, the prince was a prick that was extremely demanding to everyone around him and forced Beauty to remain naked and "ready for him" at all times.

And this was just the sample.