Review- Girl, Serpent, Thorn


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 4 stars ⁣

Synopsis:


There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.


As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.


Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.


My Thoughts: Spoiler FREE


If you love a protagonist with questionable morals then this book is for you. Soraya is a princess cursed with a poisonous touch. Meaning she touches you, you die.


As you can imagine, living with this kind of curse, one would have to be sequestered away. You may think, oh this is a story about a cursed princess locked away in her castle tower. It's more than that.


Soraya has a mind of her own. She is on a journey to attain her freedom but in doing so she makes questionable choices. There is a dark and light side to Soraya that she grapples with throughout the story.


There are twists and turns, and just when you think you know the story, it changes. (Although there was one piece I figured out and was right about.) The rest I thought I had it all figured out and then, bam! the author twists it and I found myself going whoaaa!


My favorite part of the story is when Soraya communicates with the demon prisoner, or div as they are called in this book. Soraya needs information but of course nothing comes free, there's a price and a proposition. I love the enticing nature of their proposition. I mean come on, a proposition from a demon?? Yeah, it's pretty good.




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