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Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher

tisjenna's review

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dark emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

jkpiowa's review

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

4.5


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jmbz38's review

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

4.25

morganfiona's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I am generally a huge fan of T Kingfisher, but I believe there were some major oversights in the creation of this book. If it existed in a vacuum, outside of the fae folklore it draws from, I think I would have greatly enjoyed it. However, be ause Kingfisher chose to draw on the stories of changelings for the villain in this book, a world of implications were drawn in too. Changeling lore is inexorably linked to the stories and stereotypes of autistic people, and painting a changeling as an unfeeling villain is not a good look. In the acknowledgements, Kingfisher said she wanted to explore the idea of sleeping beauty from a new perspective. The way in which she did this leaned into a long history of negative perspectives of autistic people, which feels not the least but subversive to me.

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namaste_lh's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging hopeful inspiring slow-paced

5.0

Absolutely beautiful...

samwescott's review against another edition

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5.0

I really enjoyed this. I love this style of fairytale that really digs into the amoral, bittersweet fae world that is inhumane in its inhumanity, but not always unkind. Our main character was so lovable and the story moved swiftly, but with a lot of heart. A really great novella!

donnaehm's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

kimnoooone's review against another edition

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dark mysterious fast-paced

4.5

ladyk2387's review against another edition

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

4.0

winchested's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny inspiring lighthearted mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75