Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust audiobook

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

By Melissa Bashardoust
Read by Nikki Massoud

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781250196149
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250751713

Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "With crystalline, sometimes sensuous prose, [Bashardoust] digs into her characters' motivations and manipulations, deftly keeping readers on the hook until the final, stunning turn." -- Booklist, starred review

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Summary

Summary

A Pop Sugar Pick of the Month

A Barnes & Noble Pick of Best Teen & Ya Book of Summer

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Teen Science Fiction

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "With crystalline, sometimes sensuous prose, [Bashardoust] digs into her characters' motivations and manipulations, deftly keeping readers on the hook until the final, stunning turn." -- Booklist, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A can’t-miss LGBTQ+ YA fantasy that gleefully rewrites the fairy-tale playbook.” PopSugar
“Nikki Massoud gives an engaging performance of this fairy tale about what makes a monster….Massoud excels at voicing every character in this continually surprising story. She captures Soraya’s youthful pining; the seductive danger of the throaty, low-voiced div; and the easy charm of the young man who offers Soraya the respect she’s always craved. Massoud’s range of unique accents, not traceable to a specific place, enhances the novel’s superb world-building.” AudioFile
“Gorgeously written and quietly powerful, Bashardoust’s latest is an enthralling tale of family, monsters, and the things we do for love.” S. A. Chakraborty, author of City of Brass
“Every passage is a fine cut gem, each facet brilliantly rendered to create a stunningly crafted fairytale about a girl and monsters and a girl who is also a monster. I truly loved this book.” Emily Duncan, New York Times bestselling author

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Melissa Bashardoust

Author Bio: Melissa Bashardoust

Melissa Bashardoust received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children’s literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is her first novel.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English