Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Of Thorns and Beauty (Twisted Pages #1)
Written by Elle Madison & Robin D. Mahle
I loved this new twist on Beauty and the Beast. The way the author keeps you twisting and turning on what is going on within the castle and why Zaina acts how she does is great. I didn't want to put the book down to go to sleep, it took me ages to put it down.
The book follows Zaina as she goes through with marrying someone who she has never seen, and who hasnt seen her. The night that follows the wedding was quite interesting. As the days pass in the book and Zaina's character gets developed you see different sides within her and her husband. I don't want to say too much more but if you like re-written Fairy tales with completely different outlooks, I definitely suggest this book.
It ends on such a cliff hangar, that I can't wait to read more.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily with my own wordings on how I enjoyed the book.
"You think you know the tale as old as time, but you’ve already got it wrong.
There never was a beauty and a beast, only a girl who was both.
And that girl was me."
Zaina will never be free.
She's forced into an arranged marriage to a Viking King in a castle full of secrets. But she carries secrets of her own, and the scars of her haunted past.
Handed off from one monster to another, she has no choice but to do her best to survive and protect her sisters.
Even if it costs her everything.
A Beauty and the Beast retelling you won’t want to miss, where nothing is what it seems and time is running out.