Title: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Author’s Name: Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Page Count: 336 Pages
Author or Book Website: Melissa Bashardoust
Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon.com: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Link to Goodreads: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…
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.
As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.
Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. There is a power to this book that can’t be denied. Reading this book and getting to see Soraya journey to discovering that line between princess and monster. Her life is that something out of a fairytale. They dark and scary ones. She was born with poison under her skin that can kill human and div alike. This is her journey to get answers and help. She is trying to find the confidence and will to come out of the shadows to find her freedom, but the price that is offered might be more then she is willing to pay. It is a beautifully written story and has a poetic flow to it.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars