Among the Beasts & Briars

Among the Beasts & Briars

Book - 2020 | First edition
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Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. 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 the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: When she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse--the magic--in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run and it's up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and it's going to take everything she has just to survive.
Publisher: New York :, Balzer + Bray,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062847362
Characteristics: 338 pages : map ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Among the beasts and briars
Summary: Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. 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 the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: When she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse--the magic--in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run and it's up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and it's going to take everything she has just to survive.

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Maria_Wa
Apr 25, 2021

Despite the zombie subtext, I enjoyed the compelling story, mixed in with the romance and fantasy that is expected from a YA novel. I recommend this book for readers who enjoy reading books with magic and with twists and turns.

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Horses88
Feb 07, 2021

The writing was so boring and difficult to read, and the plot so obvious, that I couldn't finish it.

DCLteens Oct 09, 2020

A Must-Read YA staff pick 2020. "Among the Beasts and Briars" is an utterly enchanting read, brimming with wild magic, whimsy, and heart. I adored every page. – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of "An Enchantment of Ravens" and "Sorcery of Thorns"

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