Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
. So Girl, Serpent, Thorn sounded rather interesting despite the fact I’ve gone off YA a bit recently or maybe I’ve become a bit more picky about what I want to read when I don’t have nearly as much time to read as I used to. What piqued my interest in this book was it was clear that it was set in a slightly different world to most of the young adult fantasy settings that are usually a riff on Western European countries. I haven’t come across many Persian inspired settings before, so I was looking forward to seeing a Persian inspired story by an own voices author.
Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
So I was really pumped to read this, I really like Hargrave’s writing and I’m also really excited to read The Mercies when it’s released. Plus, a feminist Brides of Dracula retelling? Yeah, I’m here for that.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Full disclosure, I hadn’t read the first book in this series before I read this book. I feel like everyone in the world would be happier if a brief summary of the previous book/s in a series was included at the beginning of subsequent novels.
I haven’t updated in 9 days! That’s just about a record for me I think. Have been having an absolute pig of a time at work lately. Always tough at the start of final exam season and I’m also responsible for college applications this year so it’s been more than a little hectic.
Thanks to Penguin Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I can’t help but feel a little sorry for a debut author when their book is promoted as being similar to x or y. This particular book has been compared to both Alias Grace and Fingersmith. I can totally understand why publishers do this but, I think I’d find being compared to Margaret Atwood and Sarah Waters more than a little intimidating personally. It’s a lot for a debut novel to live up to and sets a certain expectation for the reader.