Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Front Cover
Flatiron Books, Jul 7, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 320 pages
10 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

Melissa Bashardoust's Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse.

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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - thereserose5 - LibraryThing

Wow. The folklore was so rich and fleshed out. The world was beautiful and Soraya was such a powerful main character with many flaws. I just didn't want to put it down. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - tmoore318 - LibraryThing

Its rare you get a book that you love so much that you cannot put it down. Its also very rare that you find a book that reminds you why you loved reading to begin with, for me, Melissa Bashardoust did ... Read full review

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2020)

Melissa Bashardoust received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children’s literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Melissa is the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.

Bibliographic information