Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
I was influenced by Hannah Whitten’s blurb to read AG Slatter’s The Path of Thorns, an ultimately hopeful fantasy that horrified or saddened me in moments but always held me in its thrall.
Asher Todd is to be the new governess at Morwood. From the first it’s evident that Asher Todd has many secrets & those are slowly revealed to the reader in moments that are really quite satisfying.
This is a story about the nasty horrors inside people and families, & the things that even kind people are willing to do for a love that isn’t guaranteed.
It’s heavy, gothic, & emotionally unsettling; it’s eerily lovely. There’s magic: witches & werewolves & persecution of both, & the protagonist herself is complicated in what she’s done & for the reasons why she’s done it.
Though there are romantic elements on the periphery, this is not a romance.
This was a disturbing, engrossing read & I had a lot of fun with it.
4.5 ⭐️. Release date: 06/14.
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