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Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston ⋆ LitBuzz

A Perfectly Wonderful Dark & Twisty Fairytale

Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting

It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with

But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden

Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of

Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions a small and irritating fox from the royal

It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a

But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past

She’s best friends with the soon-to-be coronated queen, Anwen

Ceryse’s magic isn’t fire-based, it appears to come from the Wildwood itself—she can use

It’s with this knowledge that makes Anwen’s coronation such a disaster

Ceryse isn’t alone in her journey, which is a good thing because every woodcursed being is

The relationships that Ceryse forges with Fox and Vana prove that things are never as they seem

I love this coming-of-age story that seemingly combines spooky elements (can you say zombies?), the thrilling chase,

I can say without doubt that I was enchanted, and I can only wish that there might

Fear not, there is a very satisfying ending, and Ceryse and Fox have earned their HEA

Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest

She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in