In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch. But when Mia's father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magicthe very magic she has sworn to destroy....
|Title||:||Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||464 pages|
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Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1) Reviews
I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are.
this review + others can be found over on my blog!
I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there.
In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that only women have magic! And they're seen as demons. (Figures lmao) So of course our main character, Mia, is such a "creature"!
I loved Mia, though. Throughout the book, it was easy to sympathise with her, in more ways than ...more
mixed feelings about this one! for one, I get why the rating for this is relatively low—the characters were ridiculous, the plot was predictable, the message was pretty heavy-handed, etc. but then again, I had fun reading this, and considering I usually rate books based on my enjoyment... this is probably a 3.5-4 stars for me. 💖
review to come
Loved this so much!
Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story.
The series is set in a world in which some women possess magical abilities but having these abilities causes fear in those that don’t. With only a touch those known as the Gwyrach can manipulate a victims body and steal their life and to protect fro ...more
Thoughts so far
This is complete drivel. This is an excellent portrayal of "Hollywood Smart," basically what people *think* smart people act like in movies. I've never encountered a more obnoxious portrayal of "book smarts" in YA and I hope it just fucking dies here.
I'm infuriated by the fact that this book expects us, the audience, to think Mia is anything close to the intellectual, scientist, or whatever pretentious title she wants to have. I'm infuriated of the idea that someone who doesn't k ...more
I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series.
This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in preparation to kill the demon that killed her mother. In Mia's world, all women are at risk of turning into Gwyrach, powerful, magical women, the spawn of demons, with the power to still a heart and freeze the blood. Unfort ...more