"Must read YA paranormal romance!" - USA Today
Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical racesshifters, 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?
“Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus
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 thatif 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 whoor whatshe really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.
"A fun romp for Twilight fans."- School Library Journal.
Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, gamma guys, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.
MAGICORUM series reading order
Sleeping Beauty 'Bryar Rose'
1 - Wolves and Roses
1.5 - Moonlight and Midtown
2 - Shifters and Glyphs
3 - Slippers and Thieves (2019)
4 - Bandits and Ball Gowns (2020)
Evil Queen from Snow White 'Avianna'
5 - Apples and Arsenic (2021)
6 - Evil Queens and Goblin Kings (2022)
Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy)
About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks 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. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com. Plus, you can get a 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***
Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a medieval farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, which takes place in a world like our own but where fairies, shifters and wizards are real; and Dimension Drift, where one sassy teenage girl-slash-scientist plots to save the future from its dystopian fate.
.5 Duty Bound
1.5 Betrothed (Spring 2019)
5. The Dark Lands (Fall 2018)
6. Armageddon (already here, long story!)
3. Zinnia (Fall 2019)
4. Kaps (Fall 2020)
5. Huntress (Fall 2021)
5. Cradled (Summer 2018)
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
1. Wolves and Roses
1.5 Moonlight and Midtown
2. Shifters and Glyphs (Fall 2018)
2.5. Fairies and Frosting (Spring 2019)
3. Slippers And Thieves (Fall 2020)
1. Dimension Drift
3. Alien Minds
4. ECHO Academy
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***
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book cant wait to read the next one!!!
I loved this book. It was spectacular! A great take on Sleeping Beauty.
Wolves and Roses was great. It's a fun retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with more than a few twists and turns. The characters are a lot of fun, and it's nice seeing things from both Bryar Rose's and Knox's perspectives. I'm really curious to learn more about Bryar's history and ancestry. I also have a couple of theories that I'm really curious to prove or disprove. Hopefully we'll get some answers in books 1.5 and 2. It would suck to have to wait until book 3 comes out, as it's currently slated for October of next year. Wolves and Roses feels like a younger Young Adult book than others I've read recently, but I don't feel that's a bad thing. There's less of the ickiness of the world, more youthful naivety. It's a really nice to change to some of the other books I've been reading lately. I highly recommend Wolves and Roses and look forward to reading the next two.
I originally got this book for my daughter but I decided I should read it first. Good thing I did now I have another author to collect from. Great book now on to the next one.
SQUEE! Knox the werewolf is my new book boyfriend! I loved the romance between him and Bryar Rose. Plus, there was a twist at the end that I did NOT SEE COMING. A YA classic for any age reader... Highly recommend!
This book was written up by USA TODAY as 'must read paranormal romance' and I totally agree! Tons of adventure, excitement, and twists on the old favorites of fairy tales. Strap yourselves in because you're about to take the ride of your life!
This is the second novel by this author that I've read and I've come to the conclusion that her books don't work for me. The writing style makes everything slow and longwinded. There are a few parts here and there that remind me why the story was interesting in the first place but it goes back to walking through quicksand a little bit later. The concept of this universe the author created was so interesting, but the way it was written threw me off. Bryar Rose started off interesting but became annoying throughout the story. She seemed to be the exception to impossible rules. There were times when I wanted to strongarm her into getting a grip and asking the important question that would move the story along instead of her taking time to think things through and have something catastrophic coincidently happen. There were a few situations where some basic common sense would have done her some good and would have made that situation not happen or have it go by faster. Knox was standoffish in the beginning and eventually won me over throughout the story. He turned out to be sweet and caring, but his inner wolf was one annoying beast. It kept repeating obvious actions to certain situations during the story and by the end I wanted to punch him myself. Everyone that wasn't Bryar and Knox felt one dimensional. Most of the adults in this novel were either evil or spoke in riddles (which only added to my frustration with the slow-moving plot). This is a trope I'm not fond of and would like to never encounter in any novels. Overall I'm disappointed with this book because it had so much potential. The concept is unique, but it was too slow paced for me to enjoy. I don't know if I'll be picking up the next book in this series. The Audio Book: This was the first audio book that I had to set the reading speed higher for me to finish listening to it. The narrator (who is also the author) does a good job with the narration. My problem was the combination of a very slow-paced novel with a narrator who naturally reads with larger pauses. I was ready to give up by hour 6. My aversion to how slow-paced this novel was probably made me more antsy than necessary with the narration.
This was a hard book to put down. Something was always happening. Bryar Rose is supposed to be living a life parallel to Sleeping Beauty, but she's not, nor does she want to. She's a misfit in her world, but she also doesn't fit in with normal humans. Knox is a werewolf. He does a great job of luring the interest of the reader in too... complete with some belly flips. The guy is pretty droolworthy. Fictionally speaking. There is a lot going on, but I didn't feel bombarded with info overload. This story gives you a lot to think about, and it kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. The ARC of Wolves & Roses by Christina Bauer was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
pooled ink Reviews: This was definitely a different take on fairy tales than anything else I’ve ever read. The story takes classic well-known fairy tales and combines them with our modern world to create an interesting paranormal fusion. I feel that there are aspects that could be improved and polished, but I do think that the author is onto a really cool idea and obviously it had me captivated enough to read the whole book. I think it was mostly something in the writing style that kept me at bay and that I believe will lend this book more towards teens. If you’re looking for a quick and fun read that brings the fantasy of fairy tales colliding into our world then definitely give WOLVES AND ROSES a look. *Read my FULL review on my Wordpress site: Pooled Ink
Wolves And Roses is a well written magical fairytale world. Bryar Rose and friends take on the bad guys with the humor and energy of the young. This story is for anyone who has ever envisioned themselves in a fairytale. The author has created a world that contains bits and pieces of other worlds and makes it her own. I truly enjoyed my visit and look forward to visiting again.
Although it was a tad bit predictable, the over all story was very good. Would defiantly recommend to anyone!