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Girl, Serpent, Thorn 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 CurseThere 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 StoryAs 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 PoisonSoraya 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 Becominghuman Or Demon Princess Or Monster This book wasn t on my radar but it came today in my MAY FairyLoot yes, still covid late Here s a pic of the stuff with the exception of the bath salts I tossed them off to the side and forgot to add them Anyhoo1 Bookish Tin inspired by We Hunt The Flame2 Bookish Wooden Spoon with a quote from Hero Of The Fall3 Tea Towel inspired by The City Of Brass4 Desert Bath Salts 5 Tribal Desert Candle inspired by An Ember In The Ashes6 Sunglasses Pouch with quote from The Forbidden Wish7 Taro This book wasn t on my radar but it came today in my MAY FairyLoot yes, still covid late Here s a pic of the stuff with the exception of the bath salts I tossed them off to the side and forgot to add them Anyhoo1 Bookish Tin inspired by We Hunt The Flame2 Bookish Wooden Spoon with a quote from Hero Of The Fall3 Tea Towel inspired by The City Of Brass4 Desert Bath Salts 5 Tribal Desert Candle inspired by An Ember In The Ashes6 Sunglasses Pouch with quote from The Forbidden Wish7 Tarot Cards inspired by Throne of Glass find this review others on my blog The story of the Shah s twin sister came to the people of Atashar as most rumors do, as a drifting set of jokes and have you heards that combined and recombined themselves slowly into a single tale a poisonous girl with the blood of a div moving in her veins, a burden to her family, living in the shadows, cursed and reviled But unlike most rumors, this one is true Soraya knows fear in the shape of her own face She felt it in her poisonous blood, a find this review others on my blog The story of the Shah s twin sister came to the people of Atashar as most rumors do, as a drifting set of jokes and have you heards that combined and recombined themselves slowly into a single tale a poisonous girl with the blood of a div moving in her veins, a burden to her family, living in the shadows, cursed and reviled But unlike most rumors, this one is true Soraya knows fear in the shape of her own face She felt it in her poisonous blood, an iron weight she had borne for so long But it was a familiar feeling the nagging sense that she was teetering on a knife s edge, and all it would take was one push in the wrong direction and she would surrender to the deepest pull of the darkness that prowled inside her For years, Soraya has walked the edges of her curse, looking for a crack, but it held on Until Azad, a handsome young soldier captures a female div named Parvaneh, and all the hope Soraya had shut out comes roaring back in Parvaneh might be the only one who can show Soraya the gaps between the bars of her curse, but to escape her life, Soraya might have to tear a hole in her family s Aren t you made for deathThe premise promises a story that bears the indentations of a dark and twisted fairytale with all the rich density of horror, a tale that gathers Persian mythology into an exhilarating antiheroic slant, a world where the truth of who is right or wrong is as cold and unreachable as the stars and the potential is definitely there The novel is heavy on the foreshadowing the story often feels like a clock winding tighter as the ending draws near, and the world though only delicately sketched since the author does not explain or engage with every aspect of its nature is sharpened with urgency There s a suggestion of a trapdoor waiting under every page, and the possibilities bristled in my thoughts Soraya is an interesting protagonist She was shot through with that dark, smoky core of poison, and it sung in her It bloomed power in her blood, and made her somethingthan human It made her unstoppable A kind of awful pleasure sliced through Soraya at the realization that she s farpowerful than she s ever given herself credit for, a question winding around her like a rope What would she allow herself to become The helpless girl, locked away and withering on the vine of life The quiescent serpent, ignoring the coiled thing inside her, that gathering of something hard and unyielding Or the girl made of thorns as long as spears and as sharp as needs, with a sting like fire When the tilted emptiness that has settled inside Soraya begins to fade, replaced by stubborn determination, I wanted abruptly and with an absurd intensity for her to kindle it, to shield and nurture that flame until it takes farthan a single breath to blow it out And for a while, I thought the story would balloon in that direction But the narrative often retreats into a flimsy plot populated with characters that could have beensubstantially fleshed out, and culminating eventually into a big reveal that s obvious from the book s earliest pages and one that isn t all that gripping in the first place Ultimately, that s my biggest quibble with the story that it cries out for achallenging, better developed execution of a really involved and interesting premise Still that s not enough to put a permanent dent in the novel s spell As the story powers forward, and Soraya is forced to brush with her moral code, the novel probes, painstakingly, at Soraya s desire to be just, to somehow behave well despite the contradictory desires of the heart The author also affectingly articulates the ways that humanizing and dehumanizing those we love can be flip sides of the same coin Here, I wish the novel had dwelled longer on the sapphic romance that blossoms between Soraya and Parvaneh who, amid the swirling chaos, have looked at each other and found a possibility of something All quibbles aside, this was a solid read I just wish I enjoyed itko fi blog twitter tumblr A poisonous girl threatens the people s lives who dare to touch her intentionally or accidentally Poor Soraya suffers from loneliness, is exiled from her inner circle, living in the shadows because poison flows through her veins and she can kill somebody anytime But a mysterious boy gets interested with her situation and he seems like he is not afraid of her You may think what a great pilot, the boy will break the curse, fight with the demons and ride to the sunset singing take my horse to A poisonous girl threatens the people s lives who dare to touch her intentionally or accidentally Poor Soraya suffers from loneliness, is exiled from her inner circle, living in the shadows because poison flows through her veins and she can kill somebody anytime But a mysterious boy gets interested with her situation and he seems like he is not afraid of her You may think what a great pilot, the boy will break the curse, fight with the demons and ride to the sunset singing take my horse to the Old Town Road, duct taping Billy Ray Cyrus mouth not to join him singing Nope, when you reach half of the book, you just say oh, I didn t see it coming, it just moved to the different direction Actually this book makes you feel like you readthan one books I think a trilogy is hidden inside of this story and I wish the author told Soraya s beautiful, emotional, awakening, self discovery story inthan one book So this fairy tale mixed with Persian culture and magical elements kind of story A girl does not want to use her curse to gain power and threat people s lives She accepts her unfair faith and we catch glimpses from her early life and witness that she had a crush to a girl which is reciprocated Yes, we have a bisexual heroine on the board which is a different and unique touch And yes, Soraya loves to see the roses growing because instead of killing or hurting any living thing, she wants to give them live and see them grow Second part, we just realize, main love interest of this story is f f relationship But as I said from the beginning, this is not romantic fantasy about a girl who needs to love for breaking her curse and having her HEA When we learnabout both of their skeletons they hid in their closets, we may see they are so flawless, pure, golden hearted characters So we have two realistically developed female characters uniquely developed story, are ready to atone their sins because they are not the villanelles They are just humans who made mistakes and wrong choices in their pasts and now they want to correct them Overall this book is definitely not only a love story, it s about a girl s evolution, learning from her mistakes, choosing what she wants from her life, discovering her own strengths, sensibilities and forming her own path story World building with Persian cultural elements and magical touch is also one of the best parts I truly enjoyed about the book.I have to admit longevity of this book made me a little hesitated before I decided to start it I still wish the story could have told inthan one book because the writing is intriguing, characters are easy to connect, pacing is balanced not too fast or slow.If you keen on reading some original, different approach with feminist vibes to the fairy tales, this book is definitely a great choice I gave 3.5 stars and of course the author s hard efforts and lyrical, magical story telling forced me to round it up to 4 stars.So much thanks to NetGalley and Flatiron Books for sharing this unconventional, unique ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter I am both the Sleeping Beauty and the enchanted castle the princess drowses in the castle of her fleshAngela Carter, VampirellaAs someone who is new to Melissa Bashardoust s novels, I can t really say how this novel compares to her previous one, but what I can say is that Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a delightful breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre I m always on the search for fairytale retellings that incorporate non Western stories, and this Persian inspired spin on the poisonous girI am both the Sleeping Beauty and the enchanted castle the princess drowses in the castle of her fleshAngela Carter, VampirellaAs someone who is new to Melissa Bashardoust s novels, I can t really say how this novel compares to her previous one, but what I can say is that Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a delightful breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre I m always on the search for fairytale retellings that incorporate non Western stories, and this Persian inspired spin on the poisonous girl in the garden was truly incredible.It s really hard to touch on the plot, aside from what is shared in the synopsis, because there were many twists and turns that I wasn t expecting across the length of the book Let s just say that secrets abound and characters can t always be trusted Your emotions will be tested, not only by the sort of love triangle, but by Soraya s inner battles with the affliction that holds her I cannot imagine not being able to touch or be touched by another soul, and I was intrigued by the physical and mental consequences that this brought on our main character I think I m going to stop here, and leave it up to you to decide if you d like to read this story for yourself, but I m really glad to have read this one, and I m very interested in going back and picking up Girls Made of Snow and Glass while waiting for whatever she decides to write nextMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley.

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