Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss

This is a story of star-crossed lovers whose lives mimic a medieval poem...

Quirk Books graciously sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published January 17th, and is now available for purchase.

One of the most fascinating things about this book is that it is accordion paged and comes in a slipcase.  His story on one side of the pages, hers on the other.  There is no right or wrong way to read it.  Read her story first, or his if you prefer.  And it's a tantalizing tale.

Evelyn is a young American student studying at Oxford.  Brendan works in his father's bookshop.  When Evelyn drops in, he impulsively hands a medieval poem called "The Book of the Green Knight".  They find they are both familiar with the poem and a friendship begins.

There is a touch of other-worldliness to this tale.  It's an intriguing tale that was interesting to read.  The binding made it an unusual and charming read.  

Here's the trailer for the book:  The Thorn and the Blossom

Why not get a copy of this book for yourself and read about the secrets these two lovers hold?

Happy reading.

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