I fell in love with Thorn by Intisar Khanani years ago. Here we are years later and HarperTeen fell in love with the story as well. Thorn has been reworked and republished. I’m so excited for you to get your hands on it!
This has not been the ideal time to release a book so I thought I’d shower Thorn with a little extra love. I’m giving away 1 Kindle copy to a US reader so you can start reading ASAP. [US only; 13+ older only]
This isn’t my first attempt at book blogging. I ran The Cheap Reader for a number of years before burning out. I’m dusting off some of my reviews and giving them new life over here.
Thorn is a special review. I read this book years ago when Intisar was a self-published author. Here were are years later and Intisar has hit the big time! Thorn has been bought by HarperTeen and is being reworked and republished. This review is based on the original version of the story.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed.Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.
But powerful men have powerful enemies–and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.