Heart of Thorns

Heart of Thorns

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
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 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

  • ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    Oct 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

    Voto effettivo: 4 stelline e mezza. Mi piaciuto tantissimo e non vedo l'ora di leggere il seguito! Questo libro si rivelato una sorpresa straordinaria. La trama era gi molto bella e accattivante ma mai mi sarei aspettata tutto ci che ho trovato tra queste pagine. Finalmente ...

    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 ...

    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 liked this less the more I thought about it First off, I cannot deny the fact that this was a fairly enjoyable read for me before I really thought about what I'd read. It wasn't written terribly and I really liked the dialogue and moments between Mia and Quin. And while I did ...

  • 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...

    "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...

  • Heather
    Aug 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

    Voto effettivo: 4 stelline e mezza. Mi piaciuto tantissimo e non vedo l'ora di leggere il seguito! Questo libro si rivelato una sorpresa straordinaria. La trama era gi molto bella e accattivante ma mai mi sarei aspettata tutto ci che ho trovato tra queste pagine. Finalmente ...

    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 ...

    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 liked this less the more I thought about it First off, I cannot deny the fact that this was a fairly enjoyable read for me before I really thought about what I'd read. It wasn't written terribly and I really liked the dialogue and moments between Mia and Quin. And while I did ...

    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 ...

  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Oct 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

  • Sara
    Aug 18, 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

    Voto effettivo: 4 stelline e mezza. Mi piaciuto tantissimo e non vedo l'ora di leggere il seguito! Questo libro si rivelato una sorpresa straordinaria. La trama era gi molto bella e accattivante ma mai mi sarei aspettata tutto ci che ho trovato tra queste pagine. Finalmente ...

  • Anissa
    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

  • Gabry
    Sep 07, 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

    Voto effettivo: 4 stelline e mezza. Mi piaciuto tantissimo e non vedo l'ora di leggere il seguito! Questo libro si rivelato una sorpresa straordinaria. La trama era gi molto bella e accattivante ma mai mi sarei aspettata tutto ci che ho trovato tra queste pagine. Finalmente ...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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 Tate
    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

    Voto effettivo: 4 stelline e mezza. Mi piaciuto tantissimo e non vedo l'ora di leggere il seguito! Questo libro si rivelato una sorpresa straordinaria. La trama era gi molto bella e accattivante ma mai mi sarei aspettata tutto ci che ho trovato tra queste pagine. Finalmente ...

    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 Roussel (She Sniffs Books)
    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

    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... ...

  • 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

  • Sanna (sannareads)
    Jan 19, 2019

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Sep 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

  • Anna
    Nov 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

  • beth
    Jan 24, 2019

    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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...

    4.5 oh my god. i didn?t expect to love this book as much as I did but HOLY SHIT this was good. I honestly couldn?t put it down. ...

  • Allison C
    Dec 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...

    "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...

    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! ...

    I?m so sorry, but I just can?t get into this book. The first sentence was so catching, first it was okay, but then it got freakin bad and I hated it. The last thing I know they were on an air balloon - and I thought this was a book in a medieval world - and I was like: wh...

    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...

    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...

    #heartofthorns was an action packed first book in a new YA series. I did enjoy the talk of feminism in this book & the strangeness of women. . It did move somewhat slow for me and I did more a little more backstory of the magic in this series. If your looking for a new ya fantasy ...

    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...

    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? ?Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover reminiscent of Aurora's gilded cage of a...

    ? 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...

    "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...

    4.5 STARS ? This book broke me in so many different ways. Both when it comes to the plots and the way women are treatened in a way not that different from ours (minus the magic). I quickly got swept into the story and couldn't put the book down, I found it very interesting and...

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

    3.5, quasi 4 stelline! ...

    Heart of Thorns is a YA fantasy book, but you don't have to be a fan of YA or of fantasy to love this book: Barton fills every page with playful language, thoughtful characters, and thrilling adventure. This book offers one reward after another, right up until its (surprising!) end. ...

    Pani Barton, pani mi da drugi tom... ...

    dnf page 242 because the book is so predictable and the characters are getting really boring. I literally can?t force myself to read more ...