Girl, Serpent, Thorn
There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. ...more
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Availability: 100 copies available, 5162 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Feb 27, 2020
Countries available: U.S.
You may think what a great pilot, the boy will break the curse, fight with the demons and ride to the sunset singing “take my horse to ...more
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Flatiron Books
Dark, Unexpected and Completely Original!
This book was totally different than I thought it would be. I expected something along the lines of Rapunzel, with a princess locked away in a castle only to be rescued by a prince who is able to see who she really is despite her differences. However what I got was a girl who didn’t just sit in her room locked away and waiting to be rescued, but one who did what she could to rescue herself ...more
Girl, Serpent, Thorn sashaying onto Goodreads:
ME: "There's always room for more!!"
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley.
"You could kill me with a single touch. Why should you ever be afraid of anyone?"
Soraya is cursed with a deadly touch, where poison flows through her veins and any living thing to come in contact with her dies. Isolated from her family and ruminating in the shadows, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. Her brother's upcoming wedding to their childhood friend and a div (demon) imprisoned underneath the castle inspire her to make her move, while a ...more
Soraya grows up locked away from her family and friends with only brief visits from her mother.
One day her brother takes a demon prisoner and in the very same day, Soraya comes to know a new soldier boy who seems to take an interest in her.
I really enjoyed the flawless, lyrical writing of the author. It was really beautiful, told like a very old fairytale. The mythology was Persian inspired and I had ...more
I have been anticipating this release for such a long time. I absolutely adored Bashardoust's Snow White retelling, Girls Made of Snow and Glass.
It is actually one of my favorite retellings ever. This sounds equally incredible and I cannot wait for it!
Thank you so much for my ARC, Flatiron Books!
One of my most anticipated reads of 2020 is now in my hands.
In other news, I will be participating in the blog tour for this release. Stay tuned for more details!!!
Excellent YA fantasy with shocking twists and turns. I would recommend it with one caveat: the romantic endgame doesn’t work as well as I wanted it to because 1) the heroine spends WAY more time with the villain (terrific, nuanced, monstrous, and semi-sympathetic villain) than with the love interest and 2) the romantic development needed to simmer more due to the comparatively smaller on-page interaction. I adored what existed of the romance; I just needed more of it so I could buy the ...more
I fell in love with Girl, Serpent, Thorn from the very beginning. Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a story about possibility, power, and responsibility. It's a story about stories themselves, the danger and bravery of hope, and the possibility in each word. Soraya tugged at each of my heart strings. Faced with the pain of wanting something we cannot have, Soraya feels the ache and the ...more
But this was such a unique story ...more
There are so many twists and so much suspense right from the start, and I could hardly put this book down.
And I love the fact that we have a protagonist who is attracted to both women and men throughout the course of this book.
“Girl, Serpent, Thorn” is a horrible title that masks a really great read as we explore a new kind of fairy tale where poison lies within the touch of a princess locked away in the tower with a hero who just may be the dragon and with the line between good and evil razor thin you might be tempted to cross it.
My biggest critique of this book is the title it’s so weirdly phrased that I was tempted to not even request it but thankfully I did because this was one of my favorite reads of the year.