I read this a few years ago. The whole series. My main issue with it is that I truly do not think there was enough there for a series. I think this would have been better story telling as one book. Thinking back I see the books were meant to be a progression of the heroine...from sleeping, okay comatose, heroine... to strong, self aware sexually mature woman. I think the fault there was that the *growth* experiences became repetative. What seemed erotic and totally shocking at the beginning became more of the same to *slug* thru...
The premise was pretty interesting as I like retelling of fairytales, with a twist. And this retelling was particularly twisted... As with all fairy tales, there was little introspection on the part of the *players*, they are more there as props to get accross a point than they are actual people... little insight into them...or if there is it takes a long time to get there. Perhaps that is why it took 3 books for the growth to occur, I'm not sure.
Another problem I had was the switching between *voices*...at some times the story is told by one character and other times another... I'm not sure, since the end result of the story was to be the growth of one character, why there was all of this point of view changing. I found it intrusive to the story.
All that said, this is clearly a frank, graphic and meant to be erotic, if not shocking story. The story sometimes gets lost in the endless bd/sm scenes... altho that may be a plus for some. But honestly even erotica loses it punch and gets repititious when over done... Another reason I think this would have been a better, tighter, smoother read as one book.
If you wish to take a *glimpse* on the wild side this may be an interesting read. If you are easily (or maybe even ot so easily) shocked, steer clear. The sexual nature of this book begins at the beginning and continues all the way thru.