Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey


Mercedes Lackey with Polly Lee (Narrator)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous lighthearted slow-paced

12 hours, 6 minutes | first published 2021

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From a beloved fantasy author comes this fresh feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty about one girl destined for greatness—and the powerful sister ready to protect her by any means necessary.Miriam may be the daughter of Queen Alethia of Tirendell...
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Summary of 77 reviews


adventurous 86%
lighthearted 53%
funny 40%
hopeful 26%
mysterious 26%
emotional 20%
inspiring 20%
tense 20%
challenging 13%
dark 6%


fast 37%
slow 31%
medium 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 33% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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