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, its not just a story.
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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 didnt just sit in her room locked away and waiting to be rescued, but one who did what she could to rescue herself and ...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
I will be participating in the blog tour for this release. My post will go up on Sunday, July 5th. Hope you can check it out!! Be well, book friends.
WE HAVE A COVER!!!
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!
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
(ARC provided by NetGalley, my opinions are unbiased)
This was one of two books I read at the same time, that I found difficult to finish because I was just so incredibly bored (the other one was Havenfall). Originally I thought that this may because we've just hit the Coronavirus epidemic, but after finishing the books I realised that they both have major issues that affected my reading.
This book sounded so, so good with hella Medusa vibes. It's based around ...more
Excellent YA fantasy with shocking twists and turns. I would recommend it with one caveat: the romantic endgame doesnt 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
Full review coming soon! :)
Thank you to the publisher & NetGalley for the e-ARC of this book. This did not, in any way, influenced my thoughts and rating.
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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