The Last Tale of the Flower Bride
Published February 14, 2023
By William Morrow & Company
Let me preface this review by saying: if you’ve never read anything by Roshani Chokshi, please check out her backlog! She’s one of my favorite authors (yes, that does mean some bias will show through here).
Indigo Maxwell-Castenada had it all – the fairytale wife, the perfect life, all of it. The only condition is that he was never allowed to look into his beautiful bride’s history. Naturally, that is the one request he can’t stop thinking about.
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is a captivating blend of a twisted fairy tale and a thriller. The macabre and gothic elements are incredibly pronounced, rendering it perfect. It’s no surprise that the book has sparked so many conversations, given its level of intrigue.
Moreover, the book employs two distinct perspectives that serve as a delightful surprise. Rather than clarifying the truth, both perspectives add to the complexity and obscurity of the story. The truth only becomes evident at the end, with all the pieces falling into place.
For those who adore gothic fairy tales, intricate plots, and surprisingly emotional and layered stories, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is an absolute must-read.
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