Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

4 Stars

I’m pretty sure the reason I wanted to read this book was because of the cover. I mean, LOOK AT IT!

I’ll be honest with you here. I haven’t read much of the mainstream YA Fantasy out there right now, so I can’t tell you if “it’s been done before”. What I can tell you is this book drew me in and kept me there. The slavery conditions Rose experiences are incomprehensible and create an instant “bad guy”. From the very beginning, there was always something happening, and I couldn’t put this book down.

I have two minor complaints. I usually enjoy “insta-love” (especially the fated kind) but this was a little fast, even for me. After I got over the initial “insta-love” shock I was completely on board with the romance. I also felt like Rose got too involved in the group too quickly. She went from being imprisoned, then training the next day, and being involved in her first mission the next. She jumped in with both feet, and they seemed to welcome her.

Amber Mitchell said she wrote this as a standalone with room for a sequel. She is completely right. I finished this book and was satisfied with where it ended, BUT I would 100% read a sequel. In fact, I’m hoping there is a sequel. Rose experienced so much growth in this book that I can’t wait to see how she handles what comes next.

Buy GARDEN OF THORNS Here – (Kindle)

Buy GARDEN OF THORNS Here – (Paperback)

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

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4 thoughts on “Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

    1. I hope you enjoy it! I’ll be completely honest, I got annoyed enough that I thought I was going to end up not liking it. I couldn’t let go of the story though, and I ended up really getting into it. I think it’s a little more violent than the usual YA, but I would definitely read a sequel. Happy Reading!!

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      1. PDF! I’ve only had to read a few of those, but they take sooo long for me to get through. It can really take away from the reading experience. If you like Entangled Publishing you should get their newsletters and sign up for their ARCS through there. Then they send Netgalley widgets.

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