The Twisted Sisters are coming home.
Prince Quin has returned to the river kingdom, ready to spearhead a rebellion and reclaim the throne. He vows to destroy Mia, Pilar, and Angelyne if they oppose him—even if he must use his newfound magic to set the world aflame.
Across the four kingdoms, the elements have been tipped askew. Volcanoes erupt, glaciers collapse, and cities sink into the western sands. After losing Angie, Mia and Pilar journey to the glass kingdom to seek help, though soon their fragile bonds of sisterhood begin to fray. Mia’s sensations are creeping back, and with them, a deep and searing grief. Pilar, terrified of being broken, once again seeks comfort in her fists. But when they hear rumors of a misty island that promises to erase all pain, they suddenly find themselves with an answer—if they are willing to pay the cost.
As tensions mount, the sisters are drawn back to the river kingdom for a final reckoning with the boy they each loved. The shattering conclusion to Bree Barton’s Heart of Thorns trilogy challenges why we grieve, whom we love—and how to mend a broken heart.
Thank you to Favourite Pages Book Club, Katherine Tegen Books, and author Bree Barton for gifting me The Heart of Thorns Trilogy in exchange for an honest review of Soul of Cinder. You can check out the rest of the tour schedule here! You can also enter a giveaway on my Instagram here as well.
I started this wild ride of a trilogy at the beginning of December and tore my way through all 3 books in a matter of a few sittings. I am going to focus on Soul of Cinder for the purposes of this book tour and blog post.
Soul of Cinder was truly a very grounded conclusion to the Heart of Thorns trilogy. Following Mia along her journey and picking up important characters along the way did a lot for me in terms of making the story engrossing. In this conclusion we see Mia and her fellow characters struggling with internal and external conflict, with an emphasis of what they would be willing to do to get what they truly want. I feel that some of the character arcs could’ve been fleshed out a little more with this book, but overall I was pretty happy with how the story ended up and how we got there. This trilogy is perfect for readers who love incredible world-building paired with darker themes in a young adult novel.
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Meet the Author
Bree Barton is a writer in Los Angeles. When she’s not lost in whimsy, she works as a ghostwriter and dance teacher to teen girls. She is on Instagram and YouTube as Speak Breely, where she posts funny videos of her melancholy dog.
Bree is not a fan of corsets.
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