A review by theespressoedition
Among the Beasts & Briars, by Ashley Poston

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


This is one of those books where I had to rethink my rating when I finally pulled up this page to write my review. I sat here staring at the screen, trying to remember what the book was even about. I remember enjoying it primarily for the vibes, but considering the fact that I listened to the entire audiobook in the course of a day, you'd think I would be able to recall much more about the plot and characters.

So I bumped it down from 4 stars to 3. Because I do remember that I liked it. But clearly, I didn't love it enough to rave about it right now. I can't even pull the character names from my memory, for some reason.

I will say that I enjoyed this more than Ashley's contemporary romance. I think fantasy is her sweet spot! It was whimsical, a little dark, with a touch of romance, and fun lore. 

Maybe I'll bring this back to read it again at some point so I can write a better review than this one. Oof. I'm slightly embarrassed.

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