Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.

But powerful men have powerful enemies – and now so does Alyrra…

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Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.

But powerful men have powerful enemies – and now so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected.

While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realise, sometimes the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.

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1 review for Thorn by Intisar Khanani

  1. skyemcguire

    It came as a suprise to myself that I managed to completely devour this book in a single sitting. I simply could not tear myself from its grasp.

    This reimagining of the infamous ‘body-switch’ sees ajaded maid Valka switch bodies with the soon-to-be betrothed Princess Alyrra whilst the pair are travelling the Princesses new kingdom.
    Whilst the maid initially gets her wish of living the lush, lavish lifestyle of a Princess and seeing the real Princess become the village goose girl and cleaner. However, the plan backfires when the Prince isn’t enamoured with his new Princess and takes a keen interest in the headstrong, kind hearted goose girl.

    Whilst in an unfamiliar kingdom, in a very unfamiliar position Alyrra takes everything in her stride to make her way whether as a Princess or not. Happily free of her abusive family, Alyrra renames herself Thoreen and finds herself a new family amongst a group of villagers.

    Whilst Thorn is a YA retelling of The Little Goose Girl, I was very surprised to find this novel explored themes of jealously, family issues and loyalty in a mature yet fantastical manner. Thorn has none of the cheesy love triangles that YA is known for whilst also managing to provide enough of a love interest theme to keep this fresh and giving all the tingles that come with a fairytale romance.

    Thorn is a wonderfully written fantasy set in a richly developed kingdom. Perfect for fantasy and YA fans alike. I urge you to pick up this novel and delve in for yourself.

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