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Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 9106 - A Hunger of Thorns
Written by: Lili Wilkinson

A Hunger of Thorns
March 2023

A Hunger of Thorns product reviews

Maude is the daughter of witches. She spent her childhood running wild with her best friend, Odette, weaving stories of girls who slayed dragons and saved princes. But Maude grew up and lost her magic. Then two weeks ago Odette went missing, and everyone believes she is dead. Everyone except Maude.

Maude is sure she can find Odette inside the ruins of an abandoned power plant built over an ancient magical forest - a place nobody else seems to remember is there. Soon she discovers that wild magic is both deeply enchanting and terrifying.

Can she find her friend - and stop the horrors of corrupted magic from overtaking everyone and everything she loves?

control   disappearance   family   friendship   magic
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Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 11th of June, 2023

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This Review: 9.3/10
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The last book I had read by Wilkinson, I REALLY enjoyed, so it made perfect sense for me to grab a copy of her next offering and give it a go. Maude lives in a world where magic is tightly controlled, there are only 100 spells allowed and those who disobey essentially get drained of their magic. Maude lost her best friend when her magic failed to arrive and they've been distant ever since, but when she disappears Maude sets off to find her magic desperate semi-friend. What Maude finds is wayward magic and a danger that she never expected to find. I'm always pleased when a personality switch doesn't happen and the character has to slowly grow through the book, doesn't jump from terrified to "I got this, no problemo".

On her quest to find Odette, Maude learns more about herself and even more about her mother, than she could have imagined. The magical world she enters is suitably creepy and everything my imagination conjured up was suitably covered in a rusty, orange grime (all the main magic happens in a rusting, abandoned power plant). We did reach a point where I thought the book was ending, only to discover there were another four or five chapters to go, but unlike other books I've read, this wasn't annoying or a disappointment. I think Wilkinson is becoming a new favourite author, I certainly can't wait to see what they write next.

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