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Publisher's Summary

Ivy Hawthorne has always felt like an outsider, but now, she is starting to wonder who - and what - she really is.

She can see people’s auras. Animals watch her wherever she goes, and worst of all, sometimes, her dreams actually come true. But recently, things have gone from strange to downright bizarre. The animals have started following her. Strangers have started watching her. And when she gets angry or upset, inexplicable things are bound to happen. 

But the craziest thing of all is the sudden arrival of Barrett Forbes, a mysterious transfer student who finds her fascinating. The more she gets to know Barrett, the more she learns about the dark truth behind her lonely, isolated childhood. As she digs deeper into her past, Ivy discovers the shocking realities about her lineage and where her destiny lies. 

The new series fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard, and Holly Black are craving. Filled with magic, romance, and mystery, The Thorn Princess is the first book in Bekah Harris’ captivating new series, the Iron Crown Faerie Tales. Get the audiobook today!

©2018 Bekah Harris (P)2019 Bekah Harris

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Changeling

This is the story of a girl and her protector bear. This is the tale of a girl who finds out she not ordinary. In fact she the daughter of the fairy queen and bear has come to deliver her home. All she known is not what is real. She was sent to the human world and changeling was taken back to the fairy world. Now she being asked to take her rightful place and set this changeling who been groomed for the position of heir aside. She to marry someone she barely knows and Bear is take his spot as protector and that it. This is the start to what i am sure will be an amazing fairy tale. Who will Ivy choose, will she welcome her spot as the new heir and marry someone she barely knows?

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Great start to a new series.

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel Summary: Ivy has never quite fit in except for her one friend Jules. That is until a new boy, Bear, arrives at school and everything changes. Now Ivy has had some strange things happening to her, seeing people’s auras, dreams that come true, and feeling like animals are watching her. Add to this confusion a mean girl whose actions spark off powers that Ivy doesn’t understand and can’t control. Now Jules accepts Ivy as she is, but the only one who seems to know what is happening is Bear. Ivy’s grandmother has told her tales of the fairies all her life giving her dreams that she doesn’t understand that is until Bear arrives. The attraction between Ivy and Bear is instantaneous, but what Bear reveals to her will change everything. This was a wonderful start to a fantastical series that I for one can’t wait to continue. The audio book brought the characters alive as their unique personalities came alive for the listener. Received for an honest review.

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The narration took a few minutes to get used to because I didn't expect a British accent but I quickly became accustomed to it. The story was interesting and intriguing. I enjoyed the characters along with the storyline.The story flowed at a good pace.

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Princess!

Loved this story!Cute fantasy of a girl that comes of age! Her life is changed forever! Narrator was awesome!

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great story but the audio book....

the audiobook needs to be edited. The reader is great but her accent does not got with the book.

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Faery Tales are Not Always Quite as they Seem...

If you love faerie tales where things are not quite as they seem... if you love Holly Black's The Folk of the Air series... than give the Iron Crown series a try. Ivy Hawthorne has always felt like an outsider, even at her elite boarding school. She often has dreams that later come true. So when she wakes up one morning and discovers a new transfer student has arrived at school, and she had a dream about him only the night before, things really start to get strange. Especially with all the woodland animals staring at her. I really enjoyed this book as I love new tellings of faerie tales. I look forward to reading more about Ivy in the future.

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I loved the story and I liked the narrator.y only problem was she read the book in her accent even though it said the character was American and Scottish so sometimes it took away from the story.

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A good book!!

I rather enjoyed this book!! It was fun, with the right amount of drama and romance! the story was well thought and the narrator did a good job conveying it!

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Splendid storytelling, familiar storyline.

I breezed through this audiobook whilst moving houses, as much as I liked how the story flowed, it strongly reminded me of the Trylle Triology by Amanda Hocking with some different impressive elements introduced into the Fey world. Regardless, found myself glued to the story and was surprised when the end was announced and immediately switched to the sequel. All in all, I adored the characters, although I expected interaction with wider cast characters but it didn't make the story any less enjoyable. Looking forward to the sequel. Thank you to Audiobox and the author herself for this copy.

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Liked it!

I really enjoyed the story, and I had to listen one day! I am looking forward to listen the book 2 in this series.

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  • 01-26-20

The Thorn Princess

I was intrigue from the moment the Ivy said the owl was watching her. I will admit that I wasn't thrilled about this being a YA book, but nevertheless it was good and the narration was great. I love a good fae story and this was a good one.

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  • 01-18-20

interesting

I enjoyed this. interesting story and characters. I will go through the rest of them also I received a code from Facebook's group audiobx

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  • Layla
  • 01-14-20

The Thorn Princess

This is not the best Fae book that I have read. The story has a good pace with interesting world building. There were a few things in this book that confused me, like, where the school was because there were some British english phrases that clashed with where I believed the female character to be from. It did not help that the narrator has an English accent. She was good but in my opinion did not suit this book. If you like YA books then this is for you.

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  • NAT.orious reads
  • 01-13-20

3 thorny STARS ★★★✩✩

This book is for you if… you buy into romances quickly and easily and love a nasty twist. This is sort of a Snowwhite x fairy crossover. TW: a love triangle seems to be in the making. ⤐ Overall. I think I'm slowly learning how to take the fairytale genre. Altogether, this was merely a lukewarm story, it had its pros and cons. I was positively surprised that the teenage romance wasn't some flat, superficial, innocent crush, but something tangible that clearly held some mild sexual tension. Adult authors usually seem to love to pretend teenagers aren’t aware of sexual impulses. I'm sure that's grounded in some weird desire to "protect" their readers which is just a laughing matter at a certain point. I loved the first kiss in this one, I care more about the first kisses of my MCs than my own, anyways. This one I was listening to unmoving, in awe and utterly concentrated. It was beautiful. Unremarkable characters, at first glance, but especially the last chapters introduce some interesting figures. I love me some evil villains. I was quite unhappy that we have a stereotypical highschool mean girl. They're overrated and even toxic for society. Please stop. World(-building). I think Bekah was very smart about this. Since the alternate reality features a faerie court marked by a wintery climate, atmosphere and setting, it was easy to picture it all since the mundane side of the story starts off in winter as well. Faeries, although not my favourite mystical creature, are incredibly easy to picture which made for an effortless falling-in-place of the world. The arch of suspense. Since Ivy's family mystery and the romance are the prime variables for the arch of suspense, it can only be described as mediocre. The first one is splendid, it's obvious from the beginning that there's some dark family secret to be revealed. I couldn't wait for it to happen. The romance, however, my goddess, was so stereotypical sometimes. In those moments, it was barely endurable. But I made it through and was rewarded with a decent listening experience. From the first 20% of the next book I can assure you, it's getting better. Lots of teenage angst, my favourite angst. Minor spoiler (view spoiler), which I think is important and should be worth the risk. ⤐ What’s happening. ‘But wishes are only granted in fairy tales..’ Except in this case. Be careful what you wish for. You know things are gonna get real weird real fast when you notice animals following you around and strange powers growing inside of you. Ivy's got no clue what's happening to her, especially when the newbie at her school seems a little too nice and fairy-tale like to be the simple noble gentleman he acts like. Enter teenage angst and all them feelz and we have a recipe for disaster a fairytale. Con: ⇢ heritage more questionable by the minute ⇢ accidents increasingly dangerous Pro: ⇢ adorable first kiss ⇢ perfect winter scenes _____________________ writing quality + easy of reading = 3* pace = 4* plot/story in general = 3* plot development = 3* characters = 2* enjoyability = 3* insightfulness = 3*

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  • Nisareen Khan
  • 12-14-19

Encouraging start to a promising series

“You’re not just any faerie. Your mother is Lyric, Queen of the Winter Court within the Seelie Realm.” When the evil machinations of her ambitious sister Alena threatens her daughters life, Queen Lyric of the Winter Court is compelled to make a difficult decision; to send her daughter to the mortal realm and raise a human changeling in her stead. Seventeen years later, having been weakened by the death of her husband, King Dristan, who was poisoned (possibly at the hands of Alena) Lyric knows she must share her magic with her true heir or she cannot access the magic of the ancestors that sustains the Winter Court. With the melting of the snow as well as the Queen’s health deteriorating, the Fae of the Winter Court have run out of time and are vulnerable of being taken over by the Summer and Autumn Courts with the Seelie Queen turning a blind eye. Ivy Hawthorn has always known she was different. Not only can she see people’s auras, but animals watch her wherever she goes and sometimes her dreams actually come true. Things take a bizarre turn with the arrival of Barrett Forbes, a mysterious transfer student who always seems to be in the right place at the right time when her life is threatened. With the Queen’s health fading fast and Alena aware of Ivy’s whereabouts, Barrett is forced to come clean to her regarding her royal lineage and where her true destiny lies.. The Thorn Princess is the first instalment of the Iron Crown Faerie Tales. I was already familiar with the author’s hugely enjoyable Native Guardian series so I was looking forward to delving into this book. From the offset, the author draws you in effortlessly with a glimpse of the stunning world of the Winter Court Fae. Her wonderful use of descriptive and vivid imagery had me feeling as though I was there, practically tasting the snow on my tongue. The plot moved along fluidly and the characters were quickly introduced, developed and understood. The book is told from multiple points of view most notably Ivy, Barrett, Queen Lyric and a last moment teaser by the Unseelie Prince Arden which paves the way for an intriguing plot development in the follow up instalment. This is an encouraging introduction to what looks to be a promising series. I recommend this to fans of faeries, shifters and paranormal romance. I received an advanced free audible copy of The Thorn Princess and I am voluntarily reviewing it. Nikki Delgado has masterfully brought the characters and story to life with her clear, concise delivery which made it easy to differentiate between characters.

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  • S. Cole
  • 12-09-19

Loved the Thron Princess

This was such a great story. Ivy finds out that her past has many secrets. This world that Bekah Harris creates in this book is so fascinating. Can't wait to see where Ivy's journey goes next. Highly recommend this book if you enjoy the Fae.