Review: Book: Garden of Thorns- Amber Mitchell

Title: Garden of Thorns

Series: Garden of Thorns #1

Author’s Name: Amber Mitchell

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Page Count: 370 Pages

ISBN:  978-1543149838

Author or Book Website: Amber Mitchell – YA Author (

Link to Amazon purchase page: Garden of Thorns: Mitchell, Amber: Books

Link to Goodreads: Garden of Thorns (Garden of Thorns, #1) by Amber Mitchell | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Borrowed

Summary of the Book:

After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.

Except the one secret she’s kept for seven years that she’ll take to her grave if she must.

My Personal Review: This book provoke emotions in me about the terrible things that happened at the hands of the Gardener to the women that he kept in the Garden. I wanted for them to be free and away from him. Rose has been tormented into submission but even with all that going on she still finds hope and the will to escape. That is how she meets Rayce. I find the worldbuilding in this amazing. The characters are wonderful. It is definitely worth a read. It does start out a bit harsh, but I love what develops between Rose and Rayce. The rebellion, the rest of Rose’s sisters and taking to stop Rayce’s Uncle.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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