About the Book
Nineteen-year-old Sidney Philips lives in the shadow of her grandmother, a wealthy socialite with towering expectations and a controlling hand. She’s expected to either find a respectable career and marry well, or to simply marry well. Believing she has no choice, Sidney walks the path laid out for her—that is until a destined meeting with a terrifying ghost turns her world upside down. All at once, Sidney is at the center of a curse that has nothing (and everything) to do with her. She’s faced with a terrible choice, and no matter what she chooses, someone will suffer.
Brambles is a coming-of-age story that’s a mash-up of paranormal romance and Sleeping Beauty lore; a delicious blend of drama, action, and humor perfect for both YA and NA (New Adult) readers.
The Brambles Series has the romance of Vampire Diaries and the humor of Gilmore Girls. The heroine of this tale, Sidney Philips, is a sarcastic young adult with a fiery wit and a semi-serious mocha obsession.
Do you want to hear a ghost story?
What do you get when you combine The Vampire Diaries, Sleeping Beauty, and ghosts? Brambles. And, just as a side note, those are three of my favorite things. So, as you can probably guess, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s just one of those highly enjoyable books that you can read rain or shine, slump or no slump. It’ll just pull you in and make you want to find out what’s going to happen.
So, did I mention there are ghosts in this story? Because there are two very important very British very victorian ghosts in this story. Just saying. They kind of steal the show and I looked forward to some ghostly scenes throughout the book. I also love that the females run the show in this book, from Sidney’s crotchety old (and very wealthy) grandmother who’s a rich boss to Sidney taking control of her own life and decisions.
One thing I must say is make sure you have book two ready when you start this! You’ll thank me because the ending of Brambles just warrants you to immediately continue the story. Like, wow, what a cliff hanger! And towards the end I found a new favorite character that I wasn’t expecting to love, but more details on that coming in my review of book two. So, in conclusion, keep an eye out tomorrow for my review on book two in the Brambles Series: Thorns.
About the Author
A little about me: I’m an author, lover of creepy-cute things (you know sparkly skulls and black unicorns and candles that melt and show skeletons), and an all around weirdo. I’m the happiest when playing with my kitties or exploring a haunted cemetery. I love YA books. If I could, I would live in one. Just not The Hunger Games. I want to live!!
I’ve just finished the Brambles Series and am working on a dystopian series that will release late 2020/early 2021. It’s super dark and I’m super excited.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*