Published by Katherine Tegen Books on July 31, 2018
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 forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.
YASSS FANTASY YASSSS! This book is pure epic fantasy goodness and it makes my inner nerd squee with excitement. While I wouldn’t call it a standout by any means, it certainly follows the standard fantasy conventions, but it’s a good time for sure.
If you’re a big time fantasy fan like I am I highly recommend giving this one a go. It starts a little slow but its worth it in the end.
A larger review will be posted later on, probably in August.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bree Barton is a writer in Los Angeles. When she’s not lost in whimsy, she works as a ghost-writer and dance teacher to teen girls. She is on Instagram and YouTube as Speak Breely, where she posts funny videos of her melancholy dog.
Prize: 1 hardcover copy of HEART OF THORNS by Bree Barton