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| Review | Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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 curse…

There 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 story.

As 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 poison.

Soraya 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 becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster. 

When I first started reading this I was still suffering from a reading slump and honestly when in the first few pages i didn’t think I was going to enjoy it but I ended up really enjoying it.

I think this is only the second type of a story where it’s related sort of to a fairy tale and it’s made me want to read more books like this.

Soraya is the main character in this book and is cursed and honestly my heart went out to her throughout the story.

I really enjoyed the writing style in this book, it’s told from Soraya’s POV and I found it easy to follow the story.

I can’t wait to read more of these types of story’s honestly I’ve bought a book from the twisted tales stories and have never read it now I’m really intrigued to read them and see if I’ll enjoy them as much as I did with girl, serpent thorn.

My rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book through netgalley and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

“Well,” she said, holding her gloved hands out to him, “am I still your favorite story?”

Everyone there knew never to go wandering too close to the mountain, because it was the home of the divs the demonic servants of the Destoryer whose only purpose was to bring destruction and chaos to the creator’s world.

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