Reviews

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ruby85's review against another edition

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

spicyviolets's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I liked the FMC, and all of the Persian elements. I just wish the relationship between Soraya and Parvaneh had been fleshed out a bit more. I wanted to see them establish more of an emotional connection. I think it would’ve benefited the story. I liked the ending, but overall I wasn’t as entertained as I’d expected to be.

scorposh's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

roe_bookworm's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

megdconway's review against another edition

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medium-paced

3.5

_jacket_oil_'s review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

elizabeth_its_liz_reading's review against another edition

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3.0

I really liked the premise of this book and was interested in reading a retelling of a Persian epic. I thought it was a little slow at times, but I mostly enjoyed it. I liked the overall message, feminist vibes, and that there were a few unexpected twists in the story. I thought it was going in one direction and then it shifted in a much more interesting direction, which I appreciated. Though, I don’t think the story or characters ever fully pulled me in.

roeckitcody's review against another edition

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5.0

The best YA fantasy of 2020. Calling it now.

nicolejames143's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

tessaf's review against another edition

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2.5

The further in I got, the less I liked it. I just did not get on with any of the characters' mindsets (too much darkness for me maybe).