Published on October 5th, 2021 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: ARC provided by TBR&Beyond
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, Young Adult
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❧ Bookish Coven Rating
I’m a big sucker for fairytale retellings, although this year I didn’t pick up any (!) yet. Briarheart is a sleeping beauty one, but it doesn’t focus on Aurora, but rather on her stepsister. Miriam doesn’t hate Aurora but vows to protect her along with five others:
“We were Aurora’s Companions. And we would guard her and one another against all odds.”
Expect no romance on this one, as the book falls in the upper middle grade, low young adult spectrum. Nonetheless, Briarheart will appeal to fans of retellings looking for a quick magical ride with strong heroines and heavy focus on family bonds.