Corroded Thorns

E Book Corroded Thorns As the sequel to BROKEN GLASS found in the FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS anthology I was so excited

E-Book Corroded Thorns As the sequel to BROKEN GLASS (found in the FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS anthology), I was so excited to read CORRODED THORNS to experience the rest of Darcy's story! And boy does it ever not disappoint!I loved this book so much that I read it twice in one week. I have an occasional urge to do that with other books, but almost never follow through. But this time I just couldn't help myself! Fortunately it's a novella so I was able to read it in a sitting, and it's one of those perfect novellas that feels exactly the right size.As a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I so enjoyed watching the plot unfold and picking out the similarities and twists. It's a favorite fairytale of mine, particularly that it shows how even really horrid characters can find redemption. I LOVE fairytale retellings, and this has to be one of my favorite versions of Beauty and the Beast! I simply adored it.The plot behind the normal Beauty and the Beast part of the story was so awesome -- I loved that there was so much more going on under the surface than meets the eye and it TOTALLY made sense for the story; plus, fascinating fairy godmother politics! Isn't that just cool? It was all so interesting to read about!It was a gorgeous world, the settings felt so alive and real and everything was extremely vivid in my mind, despite the relative shortness of the tale. I really felt like I was in that old dark castle on the lake! The touch of steampunkness was SO cool and original (steampunk Beauty and the Beast? Yes please!), and I don't usually notice this but I LOVED the magic in this story! It was just... I can't describe it but it was perfect and seamless and interesting. Just... really well done.In the interests of being fair and looking at both sides... Complaints? Umm, it took me a moment to think of any. There's hardly anything wrong with this book! I did sometimes have a hard time visualizing exactly what the Beast looked like. I wished there had been a little more description on that, since my mental image kept changing. That being said, it was still an extremely awesome idea the way he was done!At first as I started out, I was slightly disappointed that it didn't feel just like the first one, BROKEN GLASS, which was hilarious and mad-dash and there were so many characters running around making a mess and being fabulous. But that's only a partial complaint, because I quickly grew to love CORRODED THORNS just as much, despite its different feeling, and perhaps more because this one was much more straightforward of a plot, mostly following the one storyline, so I ended up more invested and just loved watching Darcy and Madeline's story unfolding!So don't expect CORRODED THORNS to have exactly the same feel as BROKEN GLASS. This one is a little less whimsical and has a darker, more serious and epic feel to it (but there are still fabulous characters and some hilarious parts, never fear!). But I ended up loving that about it. They're just different stories but you can still feel that they're connected as well.And now we get to the best part. The characters! I LOVED THEM.-Madeline is such a sweet, insecure, mousey thing and I found myself really really liking her. She's so used to being a failure and yet she KEEPS TRYING and I love that about her. I can't even quite describe it but... Madeline's just so likeable. (Also tea and cucumber sandwiches.)-Young Niles was an unexpected but splendid (and rather important) addition, the one servant who stayed behind for the Beast. Gaahh, I just adored him! He was such an original, cheerful, stubborn, friendly fellow and was just fabulous! Yes, yes and yes. His role in the story really surprised me and I thought it was so cool!-Darcy... Ah, Darcy. What does one even say about him? DARCY. That is all. Despite his somewhat beastly tendencies, you still love him and it's just incredible watching his story-arc leading from BROKEN GLASS and progressing through this one. It was amazing to read about, quite believable, awesome, and extremely well done. DARCY IS MY FAVORITE. I just loved loved loved reading this story about him! Especially his snark. So much fun.Darcy, Niles, and Madeline make for a splendid main cast. Their interactions are just the best! The humor, the gems of hilarious lines... I loved it all! The other characters were interesting as well. Basically look forward to a great cast of characters in this book.The ending. THE ENDING! There was one of those moments near the end where I suddenly stopped reading and went oh no -- it's about to be over -- I don't want it to END!! But then it stayed just the right extra amount of time to wrap up the things I wanted addressed and it felt... I don't know... like a reward and it was just PERFECT! AAAHH. I loved it so much! Also, the glimpse of some characters from the first at the end totally made the book!! It made me so very very happy!And not to give anything away, but this book contains my favorite proposal scene EVER. Yes, it was that good. <3Gaahh, how can I say enough wonderful things about this wonderful book? I feel like I'm falling woefully short! For such a small tale, it was packed to bursting with fabulousness. There was much incoherent squealing and babbling about its awesomeness on my part after finishing it. EEEK! <3 And then I had to reread it only a few days later because I couldn't help myself -- I had to enjoy its loveliness again!Basically it was glorious, epic, funny and full of characters I loved a ton, plus a setting I was completely immersed in (I want to live there!), and of course Beauty and the Beast! What more can you want?I adore it and love it to bits and it just made me indescribably happy!(I received an e-copy of this book from the author in return from my honest review; I was not required to be positive; these opinions are entirely my own.This review originally posted on The Road of a Writer: https://deborahocarroll.wordpress.com...I also reviewed the first one, Broken Glass: https://deborahocarroll.wordpress.com...). Corroded Thorns is a Ebook A fairy godmother in prison Madeline can t remember even being a fairy godmother, let alone doing something bad enough to land her in a cell When a mysterious lady sends her back to her old village with cryptic instructions and no answers to her many questions, Madeline must find a way to free her father, who has been imprisoned in a tower by a terrible beast First baniA fairy godmother in prison Madeline can t remember even being a fairy godmother, let alone doing something bad enough to land her in a cell When a mysterious lady sends her back to her old village with cryptic instructions and no answers to her many questions, Madeline must find a way to free her father, who has been imprisoned in a tower by a terrible beast First banished by his father the king, then cursed by an angry fairy, Prince Darcy will do anything to escape this fate and achieve revenge and power Just when he thinks his chance has arrived, by some cruel trick of fate a girl from his past returns and once again wreaks havoc on his life Worse still, he begins to question what he truly desires.. Emma Clifton has been thinking up stories before she knew how to type them out Reading books such as the Chronicles of Narnia and the Door Within Trilogy inspired her to take her writing seriously Nowadays she draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres, from period dramas to super hero movies Though her rigorous homeschool education keeps her busy, she also enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her family.. Good Books Corroded Thorns First off, this story is for those who have read BROKEN GLASS, Emma Clifton's novella in the FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS anthology. Haven't read it? Go read it.Now assuming you've read it, you'll be thrilled to know that this tale continues the story of Darcy and Ophelia (though you will first introduced to her here by another name). I must admit, I hadn't thought BROKEN GLASS all that steampunkish when I read it, but that mood is definitely here for our Beast is a--well, he's a type of monster that is very clever. We also get to find out more about the magic of Lucernis and its shockingly dark secrets. I will admit, I didn't feel like the characters stayed within character at all times....and I was surprised to find the story so short, maybe shorter than the first, which caused the bold plot to feel very rushed at times. Nevertheless, our heroine is very cute, and a new side character is adorable, and it's awesome to see some of our other favorite characters at the very end. The point is, if you loved BROKEN GLASS, you will want to read this. ;)

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  1. Emma Clifton has been thinking up stories before she knew how to type them out Reading books such as the Chronicles of Narnia and the Door Within Trilogy inspired her to take her writing seriously Nowadays she draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres, from period dramas to super hero movies Though her rigorous homeschool education keeps her busy, she also enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her family.

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  1. First off, this story is for those who have read BROKEN GLASS, Emma Clifton s novella in the FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS anthology Haven t read it Go read it.Now assuming you ve read it, you ll be thrilled to know that this tale continues the story of Darcy and Ophelia though you will first introduced to her here by another name I must admit, I hadn t thought BROKEN GLASS all that steampunkish when I read it, but that mood is definitely here for our Beast is a well, he s a type of monster that is very c [...]


  2. As the sequel to BROKEN GLASS found in the FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS anthology , I was so excited to read CORRODED THORNS to experience the rest of Darcy s story And boy does it ever not disappoint I loved this book so much that I read it twice in one week I have an occasional urge to do that with other books, but almost never follow through But this time I just couldn t help myself Fortunately it s a novella so I was able to read it in a sitting, and it s one of those perfect novellas that feels exac [...]


  3. Emma Clifton first came onto my literary radar with her novella, Broken Glass, which I found adorably, ridiculously fun It left questions unanswered, though what happens to the sinister younger prince, Darcy Or Ophelia, who betrayed the rules she had sworn to follow Corroded Thorns answers these questions My overwhelming impression of this novella is adorableness The characters are adorable The plot is adorable The political espionage is adorable, but probably only because the characters are inv [...]


  4. Corroded Thorns is a sequel to the novella Broken Glass If you haven t read that yet, you must It tied for my favorite story out of the Five Glass Slipper anthology which it featured in, and Corroded Thorns won t be as enjoyable or make as much sense if unless you ve read that.This story was so much fun I love Emma Clifton s writing style She did a great job retelling the Beauty and the Beast story into a steampunky setting, and the twists on the familiar old elements were so clever I enjoyed ge [...]



  5. I absolutely L O V E D Broken Glass in the Five Glass Slippers Anthology, so when I heard that Emma Clifton was writing a sequel a sequel starring my two favorite characters and based off of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, no less I knew I had to read it It delivered Corroded Thorns brought a fresh, oh so clever look at the Beauty and the Beast story we re familiar with Was it one of the best things I ve ever read Probably not, but it CERTAINLY was great fun, and is best read on a dreary afternoon with a [...]


  6. The characters are back, along with a whole slew of sparkling new personalities.It s no secret that I am a fan of the prequel, BROKEN GLASS So when CORRODED THORNS was announced, I was unquestionably excited The story does not disappoint A deeper, darker magic than that of the prequel makes its grand entrance into this story, along with all of the goodies called love and betrayal and greed and hope A conniving queen, a confused and rejected village girl, and the greed of a broken prince collide [...]


  7. A short and sweet readWhat s not to like about fairy godmothers and sprites and cursed automotons I found the plot very intriguing and enjoyable I only wish the story had been a full length novel so that we could have dived deeply into Darcy s transformation from despicable villain to romantic hero And such a beautiful cover


  8. I was sent a copy of this book as a read and review request I read the prequel story, Broken Glass, in the Five Glass Slippers book and I really enjoyed it This novella continues the story of Prince Darcy, who was banished in the first story and then cursed to become a beast Now you know what this story is about, right Bitter and angry over his curse, Darcy is determined to make Madeline, the fairy godmother who cursed him, pay His biggest problem is deciding how, and until he can do that he has [...]



  9. It was a good short story I did not know it at the time when I got it that it was a short story but it was good I wish it had been a full length novel so it could fill in some blanks, expand upon other things and tell back story.


  10. Oh Emma Clifton, how wonderfully you write I first discovered Ms Clifton when reading Five Glass Slippers and was completely captivated, but also distraught at finding that Broken Glass ended in a cliff hanger At first I thought it was just one of those endings where the authoress deliberately leave everything open I suppose they re trying to be artistic, but these people just frustrate me but no.oh happy day, Emma Clifton is not one of these authors I was thrilled to find that she did indeed wr [...]


  11. Corroded Thorns is Beauty and the Beast retelling and a continuation of the stories of Prince Darcy and Ophelia, characters whom we first met in Broken Glass from the Five Glass Slippers story collection I enjoyed this story for the most part It was fun to see what happened to Darcy, Ophelia, and some of the other characters from Broken Glass , and see Emma Clifton s wonderful imagination and sense of humor on display again However, I do feel the story was a bit short, and that there were some p [...]


  12. After I finished Broken Glass in the Five Glass Slippers collection, I really wanted to read the rest of Darcy and Ophelia s story and I was a bit sad that it wasn t there But then low and behold in the back of the Five Glass Slippers, there was an advertisement for the novella Corroded Thorns, the story of Darcy and Ophelia Madeliene It was a very good story, just like Broken Glass was before it And I loved having Roz and Marius come in at the end It was perfect.


  13. An enjoyable quick read, but not nearly as good as the preceding story BROKEN GLASS which was a Cinderella story full of delightful characters, great twists, and charming humor The sequel, a Beauty and the Beast story, was in a word cute She could have taken time to show our beast s heart change and the relationship development, but in how short it was, Emma Clifton did pretty well.


  14. Lovely sequelI greatly enjoyed Broken Glass , the prequel to this story And I was delighted to find in the epilogue that Darcy s story would be continued and he would be redeemed I enjoyed both books greatly and feel satisfied.


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