Thorn (Paperback)Intisar Khanani (author)
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Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 371 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
"This is how you survive: one breath to the next, refusing each thought as it comes to you. This is how you get through the worst of things." Khanani's retelling of "The Goose Girl" keeps the basics of the fairytale the same (a princess is sent to a kingdom to marry a prince but is betrayed and looses her title) but expands the story to include examinations of violence and its effects on main characters. It could be easy to dismiss Alyrra as just a weak and passive princess, but Khanani smartly delves into the realistic reactions and responses a person would have to trauma. * Book Riot *
A dark, Middle-Eastern influenced retelling about dangerous secrets, false identities, delicious court intrigue and justice. ... Perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn. * Culture Fly *
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“Brilliant characters and world-building!”
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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“A magical fairytale”
Thorn is an enjoyable retelling of the Grimm fairytale The Goose Girl.
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