Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. I am in love with the concept of this YA fairy tale is so intriguing.
Title: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday, that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: May 12, 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.
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.