A fae beast. A wild beauty. A curse that could doom them both.
As town greenwitch, Aster’s dedicated her life to defending her people from the nightmarish fae of the forest. Yet despite her best efforts, each year a girl is taken as a tithe by the Beast who rules the Folkwood. None ever return.
And this year, the Beast claims Aster.
Trapped in a cursed palace, taunted by mischievous, invisible servants, Aster despairs of ever making it home. Then the Beast offers her a bargain—if she can restore his rose garden and break the curse on his court, he will set her free.
But healing the enchanted garden requires more than just growing flowers. It forces Aster to open her heart and face the shadows of her past to discover a power of her own…
In doing so, she sees a softer side to the Beast’s savage beauty and dark magic. As feelings blossom between the two of them, Aster faces an impossible choice: her people or her heart.
Can Aster break the curse and save her people? Or will she doom the Beast—and her people—forever?
*A retelling of Beauty and the Beast, An Enchantment of Thorns is the first in a new series of interconnected fairy tale retellings that feature strong heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, clean romance, and magical happy ever afters.*
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Elm Vince and Helena Rookwood are both YA fantasy authors who specialize in fairytale retellings and fae stories. They’ve been friends since before they were old enough to read. Their mothers were friends before that, and their grandmothers were friends before that. They both love fairy tales, strong female leads, and hate-to-love romances, so these feature in all the stories they write.