From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.
I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!
This week, I'm going to showcase The Thorn and the Blossom!
This has to be one of the most beautiful books that I've ever seen, and definitely the prettiest that I own! The thing that is so striking about this book is the gorgeous cover and the strange accordion binding! This has two stories in one and is undoubtedly different to your standard book! I'm not sure why I haven't actually read it yet, especially as it is a short book. I must pick it up soon!
The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss
Published Jan 2012 by Quirk
When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village bookstore, she didn’t know she would meet the love of her life. When Brendan Thorne handed her a medieval romance, he didn’t know it would change the course of his future. It was almost as if they were the cursed lovers in the old book itself . . .
The Thorn and the Blossom is a remarkable literary artifact: You can open the book in either direction to decide whether you’ll first read Brendan’s, or Evelyn’s account of the mysterious love affair. Choose a side, read it like a regular novel—and when you get to the end, you’ll find yourself at a whole new beginning.