Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Review

by Ari

Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Review

Hi Coven and welcome to today’s blog tour for Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey! Don’t forget to take a look at the entire tour schedule!

Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● ReviewBriarheart by Mercedes Lackey
Published on October 5th, 2021 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: ARC provided by TBR&Beyond
Pages: 368
Purchase Links*:
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, Young Adult

Miriam may be the daughter of Queen Alethia of Tirendell, but she's not a princess. She's the child of Alethia and her previous husband, the King's Champion, who died fighting for the king, and she has no ambitions to rule. When her new baby sister Aurora, heir to the throne, is born, she's ecstatic. She adores the baby, who seems perfect in every way. But on the day of Aurora's christening, an uninvited Dark Fae arrives, prepared to curse her, and Miriam discovers she possesses impossible power.

Soon, Miriam is charged with being trained in both magic and combat to act as chief protector to her sister. But shadowy threats are moving closer and closer to their kingdom, and Miriam's dark power may not be enough to save everyone she loves, let alone herself.

This book was received for free from TBR&Beyond in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of this review.We'd like to thank the publishers and TBR&Beyond for the review copy.

❧ Bookish Coven Rating

3.5 Stars

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.

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October 15th
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October 16th
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October 17th
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October 11th
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October 12th
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October 13th
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October 14th
thebookwebb – Review – Blogger’s Choice

October 15th
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October 16th
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October 17th
808bookdr – Favorite Quotes & Top 5 Reasons to Read Briarheart
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About Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70’s she worked as an artist’s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music.

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