A Curse of Thorns

In order to repay her father’s debt to the Regime and save her sisters from a terrible fate, Belle Fairfax—an eighteen-year-old girl with a love for forbidden books and the thrill of the hunt—must risk everything to find the reclusive Beast and steal the ring that cursed him.

But the Beast is not what she expects.

A young king cursed by a witch and forgotten by his village, all Bastian wants is to win the heart of the forest girl with the silver scars. But he’s a hideous Beast that abandoned his people for the sake of vanity, and he knows it won’t be easy to earn her affection.

But there’s more to the girl than he thought.

Belle only has one purpose once she makes it to the Beast’s castle: find the ring, take it, and leave the Beast to rot. But as she comes to know about the Beast, she realizes that she has more to fight for than just her family. Bastian knows he’s left his people in the hands of the corrupt Regime, and the guilt of their suffering gnaws at him. The more time he spends with Belle, though, the less he hates what he’s become.

With Briar on the brink of falling completely under the control of the Regime, Belle and Bastian find that, together, they may be the key to freeing their home from the reaching grasp of the tyrannical Emperor.



“I love this book!!!! This is my favorite fairy tale and I love how the author told the story.” – Sarah Doster, Swoon Reads

“This was a very fun read. Belle and Bastian were both very likable, and the plot was interesting and engaging. The writing pulled me along without dragging or being rushed…and I didn’t cringe once – definitely a feat…I was also very impressed that you made a heroine that DIDN’T get on my nerves. I found her likable and believable for the most part, and Bastian as well.” – Celeste Bridgekeeper, Swoon Reads

“Beautiful retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. I like the fact that Belle wasn’t a helpless damsel in distress but a smart girl with exceptional skills.” – Candy, Swoon Reads

“I loved it! Everything was written so beautifully I just couldn’t put it down!!” – Tia8196, Swoon Reads

“A curse of Thorns was an amazing reimagining of Beauty and the Beast where Belle had just as many scars as the Beast and was anything but a damsel in distress…I loved Sophie and I loved the smoldering tension you created between Belle and Bastian. I like that he seemed to admire her from afar but really grew to love her when they began to interact. I think it’s realistic considering he knows he must find someone to love him to break the curse. I loved their chemistry – before and after his transformation. Completely swoon worthy!
The Hunger Games meets Beauty and the Beast.” – Montrez, Swoon Reads

“This is incredible, and it brought me to tears more than just twice! This story is too perfect to be compared to anything.” – A.G. Stone, Swoon Reads

“A CURSE OF THORNS is a great retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’…In your retelling, I love your Belle! Not only is she a reader, she is also a hunter who kills to feed her sisters. I love how she’s a fighter, strong and protective! It’s great to see she and her two sisters love and care for each other. I think it’s awesome that she works in a bookstore…It’s great to see how Sophie talks to Bastian, saying that he’s worthy of love. She’s protective of him. He has no one else for so long. He needs someone like her in his life, a mother-figure…I do love the idea that they have saved each other
…It’s awesome to see Belle and Bastian fighting together like equals! You have a great ending. Although it’s a happy ending, I like how not everything is perfect yet (the kingdom), still a working progress…Your book was such a fun read!” – Chen Yan Chang, Swoon Reads

Links to Reviews

Review from Grimmsnaught
Review from Books Over Everything
Review from Wishful Book Reviews
Review from A Bookish Beginning
Goodreads review from Madhu MaBookYard

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