TITLE: The Language of Thorns
AUTHOR: Leigh Bardugo
TRIGGER WARNING: –
WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HachetteNZ sent me a physical copy in exchange for an honest review!
GENRE: YA fantasy
Ayama and the thorn wood 4/5
To me this felt like a retelling of beauty and the beast, with a hint of Cinderella built in. The whole time I read this I was enwrapped and it genuinely FELT like a fairytale, I find they have a different feel than stories and I become proud of the main character Ayama as she stood up for the beast and herself, and showed everyone in the village that looks and appearances do not dictate how good a persons heart is.
THE TOO CLEVER FOX 4 Stars
This story was beautiful and sad at the same time. The whole time I was waiting for the Fox to succeed and run away with the girl, be happy, have a friend again and then there was a plot twist that hurt my heart. This felt like a doll take meant to warn people off of strangers
LITTLE KNIFE 4
This was a story of a beautiful girl, and the men who were the epitome of a few of the seven Sins. It follows Yeva, a girl so beautiful every one falls in love with her, but her beauty comes at a price as no one listens to her. This was a really beautiful story and i loved the ending, it gave the feeling that we should all be reminded that nature is untameable
THE SOLDIER PRINCE 3/5
This story follows multiple characters, the clock maker, the girl he is in love with, and the creation he makes to learn all her secrets. I didn’t really understand or enjoy this story that much, it was an entertaining read but it didn’t have the same undercurrent of meaning like all the others did and it was my least favourite.
WHEN WATER SANG FIRE 3.5/5
This was better! this is a story about mermaids who can do magic, the main character is sort of an outcast due to the fact she is very talented at magic work and not as pretty as others, but the 6th prince sees her abilities and uses her. It has a sad ending that gave the feeling that ambition is blinding and something everyone should be cautious of.
Overall, I’m giving this story collection 4 out of 5 stars and I really enjoyed my time reading it, even if the last two stories weren’t exactly for me. I loved how these felt like real fairytales, and how I could imagine the characters of Six of Crows being brought u with these tales.
The story that has stuck with me the most, is the too clever fox. I really adored the fox and the idea that aerances are decetive.
until next time,