Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust is a YA fairy tale retelling that sounds really intriguing. I have yet to read the author’s first book, Girls Made of Snow and Glass, but I have heard great things. The fact that this is an original tale inspired by Persian mythology has me really excited. Also, that cover is really striking.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
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.
Book Quotes: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Stories always begin the same way: There was and there was not. There is possibility in those words, the chance for hope or despair.
To anyone who has ever felt poisonous or monstrous or bristling with thorns.
20 thoughts on “Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust”
I’m looking forward to this one.
Same!! I hope that we both love it! 🙂
Beautiful cover and it’s already on my TBR! Great pick! You can check out my post in the link below!
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Yay!! Hopefully it is one that we both enjoy. 🙂
It sounds amazing and what a gorgeous cover too! Thanks for stopping by my CWW.
I am in love with the cover! 🙂
I love the sound of this one. I’m always on the lookout for new fairytales. Adding it to my wishlist right now. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Me too! Fairy tales are always so captivating. 🙂
I am interested in this and saw it for the first time this week as well. As someone who is terrified of snakes though, I’m getting really tired of Booksnake!
Hahaha! You and me both!! 🙂
Oooh I had no idea that author had a second book coming! I still need to read Girl made of Snow and Glass but that blurb seems amazing!
Right?! Should be an interesting read. 🙂
I”m looking forward to reading this. Awesome pick! Adding it to my TBR
Yay!! I hope that you love it! 🙂
This sounds amazing! Adding it to my TBR!
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I agree! It does sound like one that is going to be amazing. 🙂
OMG, that cover! And I did like her first book, thanks for letting me know about this one!
Ooh! I am glad to hear that you liked her first book. 🙂
I really like the cover and it sounds like an interesting read as well.
I don’t read many fairy tales. This one sounds unique.
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