Genre: YA Fantasy/Action/Adventure
Published by Entangled Teen
Published March 6th, 2017
After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.
Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.
Except the one secret she’s kept for seven years that she’ll to take to her grave if she must.
This is a great debut for a new author she this idea of a something that echoes in our history and makes the wonderful magical fantasy story with echoes of other books in this genre that i thoroughly enjoyed.
Rose is a strong determined character that has been dealt the misfortune of being captured in the garden a traveling troupe of slave girls who are not treated in the best possible manner. She carries a deep dark secret and her unlikely hero is linked to that secret. The book moves along at a steady pace that will keep you turning the pages as we follow rose along in her attempt to escape the Gardner and rescue all those she holds deeps in her heart. Their where a few characters that i was very sad she was not able to rescue and the author leaves us dangling with just a hint that their more story to come but as of now just the one book.
When she isn’t putting words on paper, she is using cardstock to craft 3D artwork or exploring new places with her husband Brian. They live a small town in Florida with their four cats where she is still waiting for a madman in a blue box to show up on her doorstep.
Garden of Thorns is her debut novel from Entangled Teen.