Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1) by Bree Barton

Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1)

In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch. But when Mia's father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after...

Details Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1)

TitleHeart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1)
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Fiction, High Fantasy, Lgbt, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1)

  • Emily May
    There have been many times when I've disagreed with Kirkus reviews, but whoever wrote the review for this book and said: "This winsome debut novel goes down like a vegan, gluten-free cupcake: sweet and good for you but entirely lacking in satisfying decadence." nailed it.Heart of Thorns needed more editing and fewer tropes. It needed more memorable characters and fewer info-dumps. And it really just needed to be a bit less... polite. There's abs...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    A girl needs some half star ratings right about now!! 2.5 stars, RTC. —————————-Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with an arc of this!Demons.Princes.Women with all the magic.Bi-male love interest.Ummm yes please to all of this.SIGN ME THE HELL UP.
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Loved this so much!
  • Tanya
    Expected Pub Date: July 31st,2018Review You an also read it on my blog!! 1 StarDNF @30%I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers SomewhatYep I'm gone. I'm bailing quicklyAfter it started off with such premise I found myself being disinterested by 25% in.Let me give a run down of the plot.It's about a 17 year girl Mia, who is an arranged marriage with Prince Quinn which is the last thing she wants to do. She wants...
  • Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
    2.5 RTC It was going to be a solid 3 until this lovely line: "You're beautiful when you lie." He quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth." FOR. PETE'S. SAKE. Just tell the story and stop trying to shove your microwaved feminism down my throat.
  • Christopher
    I've already read a manuscript of BLACK ROSE, and it's a great adventure, full of beautiful insights and heartbreaking revelations. I can't wait to see the final draft and the other books in the series.
  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in preparation to kill the demon that killed her mother. In Mia's world, all women are at risk of turning into Gwyrach, powerful, magical women, the spawn of demons, with the power to st...
  • Paula Fowlkes Roussel
    Anyone else having a hard time rating and reviewing this book? Because I am...I have to think about this review for a few days...
  • Roxanne
    All right. Okay. So...I'm still really torn on my opinion on this one. There were some good things that I really liked, but a couple of things really didn't work for me. The good- A strong female protagonist that doesn't need anyone to protect her. (In theory, that is. She didn't seem to do much protecting of herself either but it was implied a lot that she didn't need anyone to..)- Interesting side characters - our Prince is not a soft cardboard...
  • Finley Fergus
    i was one of this book's early readers. it's my favorite YA book in a long, long time.
  • Hailey
    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder." Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton is book one in the "Heart of Thorns" series and will be published on July 31, 2018.Story in a Sentence: Mia Rose, a seventeen-year-old Huntress that has pledged to hunt the Gwyrach, is engaged to Prince Quin against her wishes by edict of her father and the King, but after an attempted assassinatio...
  • Erin Arkin
    Review to come.
  • Sabrina
  • Doris Raines
    Black. Rose. Great. Title. Where. Is. Rest. Of. The. Words. I. Would. Take. A. Chance. And. Buy. This. Book. Why. Because. Of. The. Title. I. Love. All. Roses. This. Book. Will. Be. Going. On. My. Shelf.
  • Susana Zemlyakova
    Heart of Thorns is a daring, fun and hilarious new fantasy novel that I finished in less than a day. The plots follows the flight of ex-huntress Mia Rose and her reluctant, new husband Prince Quin following their interrupted nuptials. Mia's world has been turned upside down because she learns that she has magical powers - same as the demons she has hated and hunted all her life. The relationship between the two newlyweds is strained; but the bant...
  • mith
    hi, yes, i need book 2 asap, thank u
  • Marta Barrales
    I have read many fantasy books advertised as feminist. But in most cases, that’s all it is, advertisement. Imagine my joy though, when I was halfway into Heart of Thorns and realized that, for once, the advertisement was true."What if we women joined forces and rose up against our rapists, our deniers, our abusers? What if we toppled the old world over?"Mia has trained as a hunter for three years, devoted to catch her mother’s assassin. She h...
  • Delia Evin
    I initially gave this book 3.5 stars but after absorbing this book a bit more I revised my rating to 2 stars and that is because I had a really big issue with a certain scene in the book. Overall I would have to say that Heart of Thorns was an enjoyable read. I look forward to the sequel. The characters were well thought out, the romance was believable and I loved how the author interspersed anatomical and scientific terms and both magic into the...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    This book caught me off guard! It started with a basic plot and could easily have turned into a cliche, but the author managed to twist it into something else. Also, there is a (as far as I can tell) bisexual Prince, gay best friend and bisexual mother.I really liked this one.Review to come.
  • TheGingerViolinist
    I was lucky enough to be able to read an ARC of Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns, and it was amazing! Bree's writing style is unique and colorful, the book is fast paced and intense, and whenever there isn't action, there are witty conversations (which are arguably better). All of the characters are full of surprises and the development of them from beginning to end was really well written.4/5⭐