Thorn

Thorn

Book - 2021 | First paperback edition.
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To escape her cruel family and contemptuous court, fifteen-year-old Princess Alyrra is willing to marry Prince Kestrin but when she magically swaps lives with her nemesis, she may find happiness as a commoner.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780062835727
0062835726
Branch Call Number: YA SFI/FAN KHANANI
Characteristics: 495, 12 pages ; 21 cm

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FPL_ElizabethC Apr 12, 2021

Despised by her court and abused by her brother, Princess Alyrra does not trust herself, the protection offered by the King of Menaiya, or the enigmatic Prince Kestrin. Played as a pawn and betrayed, she grasps the opportunity to escape her fate and reinvent herself as a lowly servant. As she del... Read More »


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WPL_Jaclyn May 03, 2021

I loved this beautifully written retelling of the Goose Girl. Thorn was an outstanding YA novel featuring a fierce and determined young woman, Alyrra, who finds herself in circumstances outside of her control and continually has to adjust and ultimately decide whether or not doing her duty is worth it. I loved the world the author created and despite the YA label, it's a title that I found to have a strong crossover to adult fantasy. This one had strong Daughter of the Forest vibes if your a Juliet Marillier fan. I also think fans of Naomi Novik's Uprooted will find a lot to like here.

FPL_ElizabethC Apr 12, 2021

Despised by her court and abused by her brother, Princess Alyrra does not trust herself, the protection offered by the King of Menaiya, or the enigmatic Prince Kestrin. Played as a pawn and betrayed, she grasps the opportunity to escape her fate and reinvent herself as a lowly servant. As she delights in honest work and faithful friends, however, her loyal heart can't ignore the dangers that threaten the kingdom. A re-telling of The Goose Girl.

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Happy_Endings
Aug 28, 2020

This retold fairy tale takes on new life In these pages. Fine writing, likable characters, with just a bit of magic and suspense. My first five star book of the year! I looked forward to time to read and dreaded finishing the book. I can’t wait to read more by Intisar Khanani!

DCLteens Aug 19, 2020

A Must-Read Young Adult pick 2020. “Hunted” meets “The Wrath and the Dawn” in this bold fairytale retelling, where court intrigue, false identities, and dark secrets will thrill fans of classic and contemporary fantasy alike.

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