Review: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Title: Thorn

Series: Dauntless Path #1

Author: Intisar Khanani

A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own.

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

Princess Alyrra has a horrible life at the hands of her family but gets a reprieve when she is betrothed to Prince Kestrin. A horror occurs on her journey to meet Kestrin but is it actually a horror to Alyrra? Alyrra is free. But she still has a conscious…….

I loved The Goose Girl when I was younger and I can confirm that this is an absolutely stunning story.

So we have the animal best friend, Falada the talking horse, we have an amazing group of friends, we have Princess to pauper, we have an evil enchantress and equally, if not more, a horrible girl pulling the strings.

We also have the beautiful Prince. Aaaaah Kestrin absolutely stole my heart. I know I say this about nearly every leading man but Kestrin was perfection!

Don’t you just love it when a book surprises you with a little twist? Well one happened here and I didn’t have a clue. But I loved it!

To be honest there isn’t anything I didn’t love about this book and now I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and basically anything this author writes!

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