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The Thorn and the Blossom - Community Reviews back

by Theodora Goss, Scott McKowen
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Merle rated it 2 years ago
Like most other readers, I was drawn to this little book by the format: an accordion book with the same story from two different perspectives printed on either side of the pages, so that you can start from either direction and get a different version. How cool is that? Answer: very cool. The story...
KristinaGummyBear rated it 6 years ago
This was so good and so cute. Go check it out!!
ellaminnowpea rated it 6 years ago
Let me start by saying that I love Quirk Books. They do a lot of unique and interesting things with the books they choose to publish. I've long said that working at Quirk would be my dream job, especially after I got to meet a few members of their tiny staff during grad school. Unfortunately, that s...
willaful rated it 6 years ago
I like the idea, but the execution is pretty superficial. In ebook format, the novelty element of the print book is missing, leaving just bare bones of a story.
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 6 years ago
One cannot discuss The Thorn and the Blossom and not discuss the book’s format. Reading it takes some adjustments, as without a traditional spine, it is all too easy to let the book open up completely, exposing all of its accordion pages. Once a reader gets the hang of holding the book and reading i...
Isa Lavinia
Isa Lavinia rated it 7 years ago
Originally posted at Paperback Wonderland.Never judge a book by its cover. I already knew this and yet, here I am.This is, quite easily, one of the prettiest books I own. The book itself, as an object, is worth a whole star (perhaps even more...).Now the story...First of all, and this is important, ...
Bonnie rated it 7 years ago
I received this book courtesy of Quirk Books in exchange for an honest review.Have patience, love, and we shall meet againAs surely as wild roses have their thornsFor weary years eventually pass.The 'Thorn and the Blossom' is quite literally a "two-sided love story" about Brendan Thorne and Evelyn M...
BookRatMisty rated it 7 years ago
I'm a fan of Quirk Books. They're always looking for ways to challenge the status quo a bit, try something new, and I appreciate that. (And with hits like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to their name, they aren't doing a bad job of it, either.) So I'm always curious to see what they h...
Books of Amber
Books of Amber rated it 7 years ago
Firstly, I must say that this book is wonderfully put together. It’s so creative and unique, and it’s one of the things that initially drew me to the book.The Thorn and the Blossom had a great premise with lots of potential, but I felt very disappointed by the execution of it.I started with Brendan’...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 7 years ago
I can't review this book without first commenting on the physical design. Accordion-style, printed on both sides, the book doesn't have a spine. That forces you to hold the book carefully, almost cradling it, which (for me) enhanced the sort of magical-artifact-found-in-my-grandmother's-attic arti...
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