Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
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.
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.
List of Thoughts:
It’s hard to believe this is Amber Mitchell’s debut novel! Here are a few aspects of the story that I love (and stick around for the giveaway link!):
- beautifully crafted world that I was immediately sucked into
- unique plot that I’ve never experienced before
- interesting and well-developed characters
- addictive writing
Be sure to pick up a copy soon so y’all can participate in a spoiler-y discussion I will have up soon!