Saturday, June 4, 2016

Week 23 Review: Rose & Thorn

From Goodreads:
This beauty isn't sleeping! Sarah Prineas's darkly imaginative retelling breaks down the classic story of Sleeping Beauty in a big, bold way. Brimming with action and romance, beautiful Rose must escape the curse that will force the kingdom to fall into a century-long slumber and fights for the freedom to find her own happily ever after.

After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She's been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with, curses that will have drastic consequences if they take effect. Accompanied by the handsome and mysterious Griff and Quirk, his witty and warmhearted partner, Rose tries to escape from the ties that bind her to this forced fairy tale. But will the path they take lead them to freedom, or will it bring them straight into the prescribed story they are trying to avoid?

Set in the world of Prineas's Ash & Bramble fifty years later, Rose & Thorn is a powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty. If you like your fairy tales dark, your heroines daring, and your suitors dashing, this is the book for you. 

My Review:
I absolutely loved reading this book! Besides being by Sarah Prineas, and set in the same world as Ash & Bramble and it has a very wonderful, pretty cover that I enjoy looking at! Plus, the story was absolutely wonderful and enjoyable and entertaining, and such a great retelling!

I wish that this was set 100 years after Ash & Bramble, if only that what Shoe and Pen went through would last longer then it did. And also, the fact that the spell protecting her was linked to a life, and in the valley that she called home, she had a protector. Guess who those two are? Yeah.

But that did lead to some characters who knew, or were related to the characters in Ash & Bramble. Like the leader of the Breakers. I'm pretty sure that it was one of Pen's stepsisters. Not totally sure, but that was the feeling that I got off of her.

I enjoyed reading about Rose, Griff and Quinn. Rose, breaking free from her story and three curses. Griff, son of the Protector and with a curse-eating ability, but that's not quite the full truth. Quinn, who is just a mystery wrapped in an enigma. But he has a story to tell, as well! Oh, and Timothy, granddaughter of two pretty important people in Ash & Bramble!

This book was absolutely great, and while Story can't be fully destroyed, I'm not sure if there should be a 3rd book or not. The world is wonderful and amazing, but it's been through the wringer twice!

Author: Sarah Prineas
Series: Ash & Bramble #2
Read: May 29th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a 2016 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: October 18th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


  1. sounds like a good rewrite of a classic.

    1. It was! Such a great book! I want to read more by Sarah Prineas! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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