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The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
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really liked it
bookshelves: fairy-tale, high-fantasy, short-story-collections, strong-female-characters

I LOVE fairy tales, so it was virtually impossible that I'd read these Grisha-verse fairy tales and not be filled with joy. I especially loved the way certain traditions were turned on their heads, like in the tales the girl told to the beast all Scheherazade-style.

They were largely well paced despite several having traditional fairy tale prose styles, except the last, which I felt could have done just as much in almost half the time (but this might be because i read this one via audiobook with my husband who can't read at 2x speed, so perhaps it was perception?)

Also, I need to find me the illustrated version. Need.

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Reading Progress

March 28, 2019 – Shelved
March 28, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 31, 2019 – Started Reading
April 1, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: fairy-tale
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: high-fantasy
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: short-story-collections
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: strong-female-characters

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