Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Thorn by Intisar Khanani. This retelling of The Goose Girl has me really excited.

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.

The Project Courtney SummersTitle: The Project
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: February 2, 2021

Summary (from Goodreads):

The next pulls-no-punches thriller from New York Timesbestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Courtney Summers, about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult.

"The Unity Project saved my life."

Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to the group than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying--and failing--to prove it.

"The Unity Project murdered my son."

When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst of her suspicions about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can't, she must finally leave them alone.

But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members, and spends more time with Lev, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her--to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn't know if she can afford not to.

Welcome to The Unity Project.

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Retellings are always intriguing to me. I don’t think that I have read any that are based on Grimm fairy tale, The Goose Girl . It sounds like this one is going to be a dark story and I can’t wait to read it.

About Intisar Khanani

Inistar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

23 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’m so happy to see Intisar Khanani’s books getting the attention they deserve. I have yet to read Thorn despite buying it when it was released the first time but I have read a couple of her other stories and they were fantastic.

  2. Debra Branigan says:

    This book sounds very interesting and I’m particularly interested because one of my favorite fairy tales was The Goose Girl. Best wishes to the author on the new book.

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