Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale
Hyperion books (USA)
Titan Books (UK)
Publish Date
April 23, 2013 (eBook)
May 7, 2013 (Paperback; USA)
July 5, 2013 (Paperback; UK)

Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale is a novelization of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. It promises to give "fans of the show a whole new look at their favorite characters and stories". The narrative will be told in alternating points-of-view—that of Emma Swan (portrayed by Jennifer Morrison in the show) in the real world of Storybrooke, and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) in the Enchanted Forest. The novel is written by Odette Beane, and based upon the TV series by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.


Emma Swan's life has been anything but a fairytale. She's been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby... that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, a ten-year-old boy, shows up on her doorstep. He's the son Emma gave up for adoption, and this surprise visit turns her life upside down.

Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, Maine, where, Henry claims, all the residents are actually fairytale characters who can't remember their true identities. And if Henry's right, that means that his sweet-natured, lonely schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard is really Snow White, the iconic princess... and also Emma's long-lost mother.

In fairytale land, we meet Snow White as a bandit on the run, forced into exile by her stepmother, the Evil Queen. Snow's a young woman learning to become a hero, who will do anything to live happily ever after with her one true love, Prince Charming.

The closer Emma comes to Henry in Storybrooke, the harder it is for her to ignore the dark curse that haunts this small New England town and binds her to Mary Margaret. If Emma can learn to accept her destiny as Storybrooke's savior and break the curse, she just might get the family reunion she's dreamed about her entire life.

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