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Of Thorns and Beauty

By: Elle Madison,Robin D. Mahle
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
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Summary

You think you know the tale as old as time, but you've already got it wrong. There never was a beauty and a beast, only a girl who was both. And that girl was me.

Zaina will never be free.

She's forced into an arranged marriage to a Viking King in a castle full of secrets. But she carries secrets of her own, and the scars of her haunted past.

Handed off from one monster to another, she has no choice but to do her best to survive and protect her sisters.

Even if it costs her everything.

A Beauty and the Beast retelling you won't want to miss, where nothing is what it seems and time is running out.

©2020 Whiskey and Willow Publishing (P)2021 Tantor

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Review by The Disney Bookworm

I absolutely adored the audio version of Of Thorns and Beauty. I remember being utterly absorbed in the e-book but Shiromi captures Zaina's guarded, untrusting nature perfectly. Which creates even more anguish when feelings finally break their way through her defences.

Anyway I don't have time to write any more - I have Of Beast and Vengeance to listen to 😁

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  • 05-12-22

Twisted Tale

What a uniquely told tale! This is dark and twisted with surprises and characters that draw you in. With haunted pasts and uncertainty looming ahead who will save the day and will the villains face the justice that they deserve!? The cliffhanger isn't barbaric but it sure leaves you begging to know what will happen next.

I was mesmerized by all the careful layers that were slowly being revealed. This is a plot that packs a punch. And I'm internally freaking out about what our hero is going to think. Will his heart be able to rule over his mind? What's he going to think!? Someone hold my hand and tell me everything is going to be alright. Because it will be... Right!?

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  • denise garcia
  • 25-11-21

Wow! Loved it!!

I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. But WOW! I loved it and can’t wait to read book two!!

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  • Ali_life_of_6
  • 26-09-21

Wow!

I have read this book before listening to it and I liked the book then but listening to Shiromi narrate this brings so much life and feeling to this book. She is able to capture Zaina so well in her tones. Elle and Robin have done a great job creating this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Their spin on this Fairy tale is nothing like the Disney version. Zaina is heart wrenching beautiful and Einar is everything you want in a hero, even when he is being stubborn! Definitely read it, listen to it and enjoy this book!