Tour Schedule: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

/ Feb 1, 2020


by Intisar Khanani
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release Date: March 24th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, Fairy Tales
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A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. 

Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar’s debut novel, Thorn, was picked up by HarperTeen and will be re-released in Winter 2020. In the meantime, she’s hard at work on the remaining books of The Sunbolt Chronicles.

March 24th

March 25th

My Bookish Escapades - Guest Post
Mythical Books - Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Marzie's Reads - Review
MaBookYard - Review + Favourite Quotes

March 26th

L.M. Durand - Review
The Everlasting Library - Review
Book-Keeping - Review
Foals, Fiction & Filigree - Review + Favourite Quotes
& She Reads - Review
Elisabeth Wheatley - Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

March 27th

Kait Plus Books - Guest Post
Utopia State of Mind - Review + Favourite Quotes
Here's to Happy Endings - Review
The Laughing Listener - Review
Bookishly Nerdy - Review + Favourite Quotes
Books_n_sunshine - Review + Favourite Quotes + Dream Cast

March 28th

A Book Addict's Bookshelves - Interview
Books.Bags.Burgers - Review + Favourite Quotes
Gwendalyn’s Books - Review
The Layaway Dragon - Review + Favourite Quotes
Fanna Wants The World To Read - Review

March 29th

Fangirl Pixie Blog - Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review + Dream Cast
La La in the Library - Review
Hauntedbybooks - Review + Favourite Quotes
Biblioxytocin - Review + Favourite Quotes

March 30th

To All The Books I've Read Before - Interview
A Dream Within A Dream - Review
Happily, Hedy - Spotlight
Dazzled by Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
inkstains.and.dust - Review + Instagram
theanxiousbookworm_ - Review + Favourite Quotes

On March 24th Thorn will be releasing from Hot Key (UK) and HarperTeen (US/CA)! To celebrate, the author is offering some amazing Thorn goodies to everyone who …
  • pre-orders/orders a copy of Thorn before March 31st at 23.59.
  • OR requests it from their library (library hold / suggested purchase) before March 31st at 23.59.
Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Physical goodies (US/UK):

  • A Thorn Bookmark
  • A set of Chibi Stickers featuring Thorn characters
  • A Signed Bookplate

PLUS Digital goodies (worldwide):

  • A PDF of Brambles – a Thorn prequel short story so you can jump into Alyrra’s world now!
  • A PDF of The (Annotated) Goose Girl – the original fairytale with annotations from yours truly in the margin
  • A coloring page of three Thorn-themed bookmarks
All you need to do to enter is send a proof of purchase (or screenshot of your library hold), your name and address to T&Cs apply!

UK entrants: Hot Key Books rocks and can mail you physical goodies as well as the digital. Check it out here:

For more information, go to Intisar's website:

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