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A Rush Of Wings by Laura E. Weymouth

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Thank you so much to  Margaret K. McElderry Books and Edelweiss for the e-ARC!

Rowenna Winthrop has always known there’s magic within her. But though she hears voices on the wind and possesses unusual talents, her mother Mairead believes Rowenna lacks discipline, and refuses to teach her the craft that keeps their Scottish village safe. When Mairead dies a sinister death, it seems Rowenna’s one chance to grow into her power has passed. Then, on a fateful, storm-tossed night, Rowenna rescues a handsome stranger named Gawen from a shipwreck, and her mother miraculously returns from the dead. Or so it appears. This resurrected Mairead is nothing like the old one: to hide her new and monstrous nature, she turns Rowenna’s brothers and Gawen into swans and robs Rowenna of her voice. Forced to flee, Rowenna travels to the city of Inverness to find a way to break the curse. But monsters take many forms, and in Inverness Rowenna is soon caught in a web of strangers who want to use her raw magic for their own gain. If she wishes to save herself and the people she loves most, Rowenna will have to take her fate into her own hands, and unlock the power that has evaded her for so long.

After reading and thoroughly enjoying A Treason Of Thorns (and honestly thinking the author is a super cool person from social media), I was incredibly intrigued by to see what this book would be all about. A resurrected mother who is not who she seems to be, brothers and a handsome stranger cursed to be swans, and trying to navigate through the web of people who want to use power for their own gain. It sounded fascinating. Trigger warnings: graphic animal death (but not done so in a way that feels like it’s done for shock value), gore

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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Thank you Macmillan and Edelweiss for the e-ARC!

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.

I feel like this book kind of snuck up on me. I had seen so many excitement and love for it on Twitter that I was intrigued. Then, I finally read the synopsis and it sounded really, really interesting. Then, the love for it continued on Twitter and I wanted to give it a shot.

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