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Between Two Thorns

Between Two Thorns - Emma Newman This is an original and entertaining urban / cross-over fantasy of manners. I enjoyed it for skimming the angst in favour of dipping into poisonous social interactions, and I very much enjoyed the arbitrary viciousness of the Fae.

That said, I didn't really warm to any of the core characters - finding Cathy frustrating, Sam infuriating and Max under-used - so I was reading for fun rather than fully engaged. Still - hats off to Emma Newman for leaving me conflicted about Will Reticulata-Iris, who I wanted to like much more than I think I really should.

Overall, this is a good set-up / introductory novel (although not great as a stand-alone read - expect a lot of loose ends).

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