Wednesday 7 October 2020

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat - Poole - A Review


Yesterday (October 6th) was the release day of The Girl of Hawthorne and Glass by Adan Jerreat - Poole which I read earlier thanks to an eARC I received from Netgalley and the publisher Dundurn.

To begin with, this book has a gorgeous cover and to be honest that is what drew me to it. Then it has a very interesting story and the word assassin on the synopsis that made me wanting to read the book. It's a YA LGBTQ+ fantasy book set in a world of witches, ghosts and misfits fighting to save the earth.  It's a debut for the author and it's very diverse and lyrically written. 

It's the first book in a duology and the second book The Boi of Feather and Steel is expected to be published in May 2021.

I generally enjoyed the story as it had a lot of potential. I love the fact that there were diverse characters who had very unique personalities. The beginning was very gripping and I thought I would love this book but as it moved on it got slow-paced and the world-building started to confuse me. 

Rating: 3 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads:
For readers of Nevernight and The Hazel Wood, enter a wicked cool fantasy world of witches and their assassins, where a group of renegades battle to capture the Heart of the Coven.
Even teenage assassins have dreams.
Eli isn’t just a teenage girl — she’s a made-thing the witches created to hunt down ghosts in the human world. Trained to kill with her seven living blades, Eli is a flawless machine, a deadly assassin. But when an assignment goes wrong, Eli starts to question everything she was taught about both worlds, the Coven, and her tyrannical witch-mother.Terrified that she’ll be unmade for her mistake, Eli seeks refuge with a group of human and witch renegades. To earn her place, she must prove herself by capturing the Heart of the Coven. With the help of two humans, one motorcycle, and a girl who smells like the sea, Eli is going to get answers — and earn her freedom.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!


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