The Firethorn Crown (2020)

The Firethorn Crown Lea Doué The Firethorn Crown Princess Lily the eldest of twelve sisters and heir to a mighty kingdom desperately seeks a break from her mother s matchmaking Tradition forbids marriage with the man Lily loves so she would rathe
  • Title: The Firethorn Crown
  • Author: Lea Doué
  • ISBN: 9780994911308
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
The Firethorn Crown Lea Doué Princess Lily, the eldest of twelve sisters and heir to a mighty kingdom, desperately seeks a break from her mother s matchmaking Tradition forbids marriage with the man Lily loves, so she would rather rule alone than marry someone who only wants the crown.Fleeing an overzealous suitor, Lily stumbles into a secret underground kingdom where she and her sisters encounter aPrincess Lily, the eldest of twelve sisters and heir to a mighty kingdom, desperately seeks a break from her mother s matchmaking Tradition forbids marriage with the man Lily loves, so she would rather rule alone than marry someone who only wants the crown.Fleeing an overzealous suitor, Lily stumbles into a secret underground kingdom where she and her sisters encounter a mysterious sorcerer prince and become entangled in a curse that threatens the safety of her family and her people Lily can free them, but the price for freedom may be than she s willing to pay.The Firethorn Crown, a re imagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, is the first in the Firethorn Chronicles, a series of stand alone novels inspired by fairy tales and other stories Follow the sisters on their adventures in a land where sorcery is feared, women can rule, and dragons fly.
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  1. Shantelle

    Eeeeeee I loved it SO MUCH You all know how much I love retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, right Well, I realized I ve read eight retellings of this classic fairy tale, and The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue definitely ranks as one of my favorites It actually reminded me somewhat of Entwined by Heather Dixon, which is my favorite The Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling fairy tale of all time Lily is the crown princess of Ituria, a land filled with dragons big and small , overeager suitors [...]

  2. Liv Fisher

    4.5 starsWell, this book is ridiculously and utterly spectacular 3I can t wait to start The Midsummer Captives

  3. Kristen Kooistra

    For years Princess of the Midnight Ball has been my favorite retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses This weekend, that book finally met its equal I say equal because it s impossible for me to decide which is better So they re tied for my favorite retelling of this tale.This story is simply amazing and I could probably gush about it, but I was up too late reading it And now I won t be my most eloquent self I loved, loved, loved this story The characters were amazing, the plot felt new even though [...]

  4. H.L. Burke

    I like a good romantic fairy tale retelling and this one provided just enough new to the story while keeping aspects I like I m a sucker for the wounded warrior hero, for instance There are a lot of characters in this and for the most part they remain distinct Yeah, sometimes it is hard to keep track of all 12 princesses, but the ones who carry the plot definitely stand out and I think that s what matters I m glad it didn t get busy trying to give them equal screen time Minor complaints okay in [...]

  5. Jemma

    Twas pretty good I quite enjoyed it The story and plot were very interesting, and they had good characters to move them along Most of the major characters were fairly well fleshed out The writing was also pretty good, there were a couple of moments were the logic didn t follow, and the climax was a little odd, but overall not to bad Very fun

  6. Deborah O"Carroll

    Ten Thoughts on The Firethorn Crown read for February 2017 bookclub read in the Fellowship of Fantasy book club 1 THE COVER It is awesome Excuse me while I stare at it forever.2 TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES I m totally here for a retelling of my favorite fairytale Which may mean I was pickier about how I wanted the book to be than I should have been, but oh well It was so fun to read this retelling and I greatly enjoyed seeing how it was done 3 Eben the guard was awesome and my favorite D I wish we [...]

  7. C.P. Cabaniss

    This was a really enjoyable read I haven t read many adaptations of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, if any, but I really like how this was done The fantasy elements through the Prince s sorcery gave it an extra spark One of the best things about this was the relationship between the sisters Lily, the oldest, is the main character, but every sister has a vital role And they all loved each other so much Keeping track of 12 of them was a bit tough, but the author distinguished them beautifully The r [...]

  8. Hayden

    Even though The Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale is not an absolute favorite of mine, I have somehow or other managed to read several retellings of it I wasn t looking to find another, but I caught this one when it was free, and I liked the color scheme of the cover, so I figured it couldn t hurt to try The Firethorn Crown.Overall, it was a pleasant read It wasn t in some ways as original in its take as I had hoped, and there were some instances of jarringly modern language that I felt didn t [...]

  9. Elise Edmonds

    Loved this retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses A great read A few details surrounding the curse and the sorcerer confused me a bit.Fair play to the author for making many of the 12 main characters stand out as individuals I thought that was done extremely well.

  10. Jill

    What a fun read this book is I ve never before read a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses in which the author effectively gave distinct personalities to each princess Some of the characters in this book are distinct than others, of course, but I really viewed each girl as a separate person And the hero and the princes are likable and distinct too None of the characters are deeply drawn except the heroine, but I didn t mind that.The mystery was intriguing, the magical world both thrilling and [...]

  11. anjuli

    DNFIt just wasn t for me I tried But, I got a little bored and haven t had a chance to get back to it.

  12. E. Writes

    The Firethorn Crown brings a uniquely nuanced take to the classic problem of who opens the door into which the Twelve Dancing Princesses troop, and become enmeshed in the problem that wears out their shoes.As the story follows the eldest sister in first person point of view, the other girls all add a delightful mix of characters to the tale, but the truly most compelling persona here is the prince trapped in a web he grew up in, and how that has warped his perspective on life and how it will con [...]

  13. Bonnie

    This was a good read Happy to have read it Wasnt sure what would happen with the twist and turns But it went good I was happy with the ending Wouldnt mind reading in the series as well.I give it an A or 4 stars.

  14. Laurie Lucking

    I LOVED this book I think I finished it in three days, when I really didn t have time to read it that quickly Who needs sleep anyway, right Lily is an easy heroine to relate to as she deals with the pressures of being the oldest sister and a society that wants her to hurry up and choose a husband, when the guy she wants doesn t seem to be one of her options The interactions between Lily and her younger sisters were fun and sweet Even when their different personalities clashed, it was clear how m [...]

  15. Claire Banschbach

    4.5 StarsThis started out kind of slow for me My tiny brain got really confused with all the names of the twelve princesses and the occasional servant being thrown around with abandon But then I started to recognize names or just stopped trying to remember everyone Either way I got completely sucked into the story Twelve Dancing Princesses has always been an interesting fairy tale to me and I enjoy retellings of it This one had the added bonus of spells and curses and a groups of guys who get to [...]

  16. Sarah Taleweaver

    An excellent retelling of one of my favorite fairytales The Firethorn Crown can t top Entwined literally my favorite fairytale retelling ever , but I still very much enjoyed it I like the sisters and their love interests, and Thurian and his Undergarden were properly creepy Not sure what else to think about Thurian part of me says ooh, fascinating and part of me says dude, you re a creepy spoiled brat Also, there s dragons Like, so many types of dragons Like butterwing dragons that sit in certai [...]

  17. Katy

    4.5 stars for an imaginative fantasy loosely based on the fairy tale The 12 Dancing Princesses The 12 sisters were wonderfully drawn, though it took a while for me to keep them straight The setting feels real, and I love the dragons of all sizes, though we only hear about the big scary ones The plot had as many twists and turns as the maze featured in the story, and once I neared the climax, I could NOT put this book down If you like fairy tales, fantasy with suspense, romance, and dragons, I re [...]

  18. Ashley Stangl

    I think I d have liked this better if it weren t a 12 Dancing Princesses retelling There were some cute characters and bits of worldbuilding the dragon ecology was awesome but it sort of got pushed to the edges for the fairy tale plot points and the complicated details of the curse The prose tended to edge around descriptions leaving important details unsaid rather than just explaining outright making it hard to visualize or understand certain things Good ideas, could have been better executed.

  19. Coralie

    Ahh, and I have stumbled across another 12 Dancing Princesses Score Okay, first my complaints the world building I feel like the setting and world building had so much potential I mean, this could have been GREAT But, for me, it was just good I loved the ideas presented the dragons apparently there are different kinds the history of the kingdoms with the Dragon War, which we still know practically nothing about by the end of the book the tension in the society between the people and sorcerers th [...]

  20. Julian Daventry

    I honestly can t remember how I got my hands on this book, but I originally was a little hesitant to read it In fact, I was prepared to stop reading it if anything I didn t like popped up.That did not happen Nope Not in the least.I was drawn into a world of dresses, mazes, and tiny dragons I fell in love with the Princes, and danced all night with the Princesses And I scratched my head as I tried to figure out how in the world Lily was going to save herself and her sisters.There was magic in thi [...]

  21. Kendra Parker

    While I enjoyed the story, I constantly felt as though I was missing some details regarding some of the secondary characters I found myself frequently checking to make sure I really had the first book of the the series in my hand The world building seemed well done, though once again I found myself wishing for the world to be entwined in the story Still, the story as a whole was enjoyable It was another retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, which was fun I have always enjoyed that tale In [...]

  22. bryan fenske

    Classic fairy tale, delightfully rewritten I d recommend this book for ages 6 up For anyone who enjoys stories about court etiquette, masked balls, dancing princesses, finding your one true love and of course, magical mayhem It has the same basic plot that the classic fairy tale does but there are additional details woven into this story I don t want to give too much away here but it was certainly a delight to read I give this book four stars because some of the details, like the firethorn or ev [...]

  23. Michelle

    Very engaging and clean readI love the retelling of fairy tales This book draws you in from the very beginning and keeps you hooked through the end I am so happy to find another author that writes a good clean engaging story There is no foul language or adult situations I would be comfortable reading this aloud to my whole family and not need to edit any of it if my young children were around I can t say that about very many books, so thank you to the author for a clean book I will definitely be [...]

  24. Tracy

    I wasn t sure if I was going to like this one at first For some reason, retellings of this particular fairy tale don t encompass very much variety But The second half of this book flew along much quickly than the first half I really liked the bonds between the twelve princesses, and I also appreciated that there were quite a few really good guys in this book, including the father, and that they all worked together Fun read.

  25. Sarah Ashwood

    What a fun retelling What a fun, imaginative retelling of one of my favorite fairytales, The 12 Dancing Princesses Plenty of suspense, with romance and danger and a charming, happy ending thrown into the mix Any lover of fairytales and classic stories will appreciate this book And who wouldn t appreciate its gorgeous cover I have Book 2 already saved to my kindle, and am looking forward to starting it soon Very well done

  26. KimGregory

    A Wonderful Retelling of the 12 Dancing PrincessesFirstly, this is a clean read thank you, Lea You did a masterful job giving life to your characters, and there were quite a few main characters This story had romance, suspense, humor, and a bit of detective work that the characters had to do I didn t want to stop reading once I got started.

  27. Melody

    The Heroine was Disappointing I found this indecisive, procrastinating princess a bit underwhelming She believed everything the villain said without any effort to prove otherwise She was too cowardly to say those 3 little words to set things right Seriously she never did She has no skills at all to be queen.

  28. Mary

    This had an intriguing take on the spell on the 12 Princesses, with a fascinating character at the heart of it, evocative descriptions, and lovely support between the sisters The main downside was that the main romance lacked a bit of chemistry and development, in my opinion, but overall quite an enjoyable read.

  29. Janeen Ippolito

    I rang in the new year of 2018 with this book and zero regrets Fantastic read in the style of Ella Enchanted My one issue was the lack of a certain three words from a certain character I get why they were missing In fact, it was part of the point But I would have enjoyed that payoff in a personal way Still, excellent read, and I m very glad I have the next book in the series to read.

  30. J.M. Stengl

    A lovely retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, filled with action, adventure, and romance The villain was particularly interesting, and I look forward to reading about several of the sisters and their princes.

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