Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1)

Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1)

In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood. Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch. But when Mia's father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is force In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose ...

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Title:Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1)
Author:Bree Barton
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Heart of Thorns
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1) Reviews

  • Melanie
    Feb 16, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

  • Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
    Mar 13, 2017

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Oct 01, 2016

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

  • Emily May
    Mar 19, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

  • Sahithi
    Aug 04, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

  • ALEXA
    Jul 23, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

    Ahhhhhhhhh! ?? Okay. I literally just finished this book and that ending is insane. I love it. I shall try not to spoil it though. I have to say that I really enjoyed this throughout but the first 50 or 60 pages were nothing too different. The cliffhanger around page 70 (w...

    ACTUAL RATING 3.5? Don?t get me wrong this was unique and interesting. It kept me wanting to read but I found parts of it so boring and there was nothing connecting me to the characters. The writing was beautiful and the ending was good. But the rest of it was kind of boring...

    2.5 stars. I was given access to a free digital ARC of this text through work as an #indigoemployee in exchange for an honest review. It was presented to me as earth shattering new feminist fantasy... and it was just your standard YA fantasy. All of which, post-Tamora Pierce, tends...

    2.5 stars I wasn't a huge fan of this. It was one of my most anticipated reads from this month, but unfortunately, it ended up falling flat, unlike the other fierce, feminist fantasy that came out, Grace and Fury (sooo recommend this one). I have to preface this with that th...

    3.5 stars! I went into this one not entirely remembering what it was about, but I think that worked in its favor. It does have a lot of familiar fantasy tropes, but I like the direction the author took with them and I?m curious about where it will go next. The only reason I can?t r...

  • S.L.J.
    Aug 03, 2017

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Feb 12, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

  • Christopher DeWan
    Nov 16, 2015

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

  • mith
    Apr 08, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

  • Emily Cait
    Jun 27, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

    Ahhhhhhhhh! ?? Okay. I literally just finished this book and that ending is insane. I love it. I shall try not to spoil it though. I have to say that I really enjoyed this throughout but the first 50 or 60 pages were nothing too different. The cliffhanger around page 70 (w...

    ACTUAL RATING 3.5? Don?t get me wrong this was unique and interesting. It kept me wanting to read but I found parts of it so boring and there was nothing connecting me to the characters. The writing was beautiful and the ending was good. But the rest of it was kind of boring...

    2.5 stars. I was given access to a free digital ARC of this text through work as an #indigoemployee in exchange for an honest review. It was presented to me as earth shattering new feminist fantasy... and it was just your standard YA fantasy. All of which, post-Tamora Pierce, tends...

  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    May 10, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

  • Alice
    Aug 09, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Apr 04, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Feb 13, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

  • J.A. Ironside
    Feb 16, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Jan 14, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

  • Carrie
    Jul 27, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

  • Roxanne
    Mar 23, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

  • Bright Star
    Aug 05, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

  • Tanya
    Apr 02, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

  • Nikki
    Aug 04, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

    Ahhhhhhhhh! ?? Okay. I literally just finished this book and that ending is insane. I love it. I shall try not to spoil it though. I have to say that I really enjoyed this throughout but the first 50 or 60 pages were nothing too different. The cliffhanger around page 70 (w...

  • Hailey
    Feb 19, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

  • Lauren
    Jul 24, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

  • Paula Fowlkes Roussel
    Feb 15, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

  • Finley Fergus
    Mar 18, 2016

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

  • Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
    Apr 14, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Oct 24, 2017

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

    Ahhhhhhhhh! ?? Okay. I literally just finished this book and that ending is insane. I love it. I shall try not to spoil it though. I have to say that I really enjoyed this throughout but the first 50 or 60 pages were nothing too different. The cliffhanger around page 70 (w...

    ACTUAL RATING 3.5? Don?t get me wrong this was unique and interesting. It kept me wanting to read but I found parts of it so boring and there was nothing connecting me to the characters. The writing was beautiful and the ending was good. But the rest of it was kind of boring...

    2.5 stars. I was given access to a free digital ARC of this text through work as an #indigoemployee in exchange for an honest review. It was presented to me as earth shattering new feminist fantasy... and it was just your standard YA fantasy. All of which, post-Tamora Pierce, tends...

    2.5 stars I wasn't a huge fan of this. It was one of my most anticipated reads from this month, but unfortunately, it ended up falling flat, unlike the other fierce, feminist fantasy that came out, Grace and Fury (sooo recommend this one). I have to preface this with that th...

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Feb 15, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

  • Laury Bryant
    Aug 05, 2018

    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it. Heart...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.? Hello, friends! This is going to be a hard one to review. I honestly feel like this is a solid 2.5 star read, but some asp...

    ?Trust your heart Even if it kills you.? A BOOK WHERE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THAT HAVE MAGIC? ??. ? I?ve been bless!!!! ? I really hope to like this book. ...

    I heard "bi male love interest" and "fiercely feminist", so, uh... here we are. ...

    Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name, Heart of Thorns. This one is a darker fantasy that would be best for an older crowd as there is a lot of violence and even rape involved in the story. The series is set in a world in...

    Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this! 2.5 stars tw: attempted sexual assault, mentions of self-harm This was a bummer for me, you guys. I was really looking forward to this one and it just really fell short for me. The premise of this book was SO ...

    Loved this so much! ...

    Trust your heart. Even if it kills you. OMG, the cover!!! I love it! --- Hmm...title changed from Black Rose to Heart of Thorns? Alright, not bad. I like it. Now if only I could get an official release date. --- Wait I thought this was suppose to come out in 2017? Why does...

    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018 Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 Star DNF @30% I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Spoilers Somewhat Yep I'm gone. I'm bailing quickly After it started off with such premise I found mysel...

    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism d...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Ok for me this was 2.5 stars but I think I've been prejudiced by the travesty that was chapter 53. The book probably deserves 3 stars so I've rounded up. I'm not going to rehash the blurb here. This is a very linear stor...

    "Your clavicle throws the most beautiful shadows" "If she had understood the way blood flowed through the vena arteriosa to the heart's left chamber, or known how to invoke the subtle rhythm of the cariac systole- she might have saved her mother's life." "She dug her fingertips i...

    2.25 stars I got this copy from Fairyloot and I honestly considered pawning it. Imagine hate-reading 80-90% of this book only to find out the last 10-20% was actually almost good if not for the contrived shift in quality. It?s like I complained all this time only to have my co...

    Graceling and Pride and Prejudice ?!?!? ...

    "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." And here another book with great potential but poorly developed. From the line above I was so sure Heart of Thorns would have been an interesting story but, alas, it was bland and with the same old YA tropes...

    ? Video Review ? 3.5 stars. Heart of Thorns was exactly the kind of Fantasy book that I love. And while I found especially the first half of it very slow, there's nothing about it that I actively disliked. This book has incredible world building and for me it's the thing th...

    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series. ...

    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days... ...

    DNF at page 218. I?m DNF?ing this for the time being. I was too premature in assuming this book was going to be brilliant. The opening section really intrigued me but somwhere along the way...it just fell flat :( This book unfortunately doesn?t offer anything new; it uses ...

    this review + others can be found over on my blog! --- I loved this book! Though, frankly, it might have to do with Quin, but I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, Heart of Thorns isn't entirely different from most other fantasy books. What does make it stand out is that ...

    Blood bending? ...

    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thornsby Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018. Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a sevente...

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in p...

    ARC kindly provided by Edelweiss. All right. Okay. So... I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good - A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to prote...

    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time. ...

    Ahhhhhhhhh! ?? Okay. I literally just finished this book and that ending is insane. I love it. I shall try not to spoil it though. I have to say that I really enjoyed this throughout but the first 50 or 60 pages were nothing too different. The cliffhanger around page 70 (w...

    ACTUAL RATING 3.5? Don?t get me wrong this was unique and interesting. It kept me wanting to read but I found parts of it so boring and there was nothing connecting me to the characters. The writing was beautiful and the ending was good. But the rest of it was kind of boring...