Hello, fellow bookworms. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Of Swine and Roses by Ilona Andrews. A wonderful young adult short story that can be read as a standalone.
I actually read this short story back in 2015. It was the first thing that I read by Ilona Andrews. I only wrote a few lines but the story stayed with me for years. I think it’s about time it was on my book blog.
What is Of Swine and Roses about?
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Title: Of Swine and Roses by Ilona Andrews
Published by Ilona Andrews, Self-Published on 13 August, 2009
Genres: Young Adult (YA)
Formats Available: eBook
No. of Pages: 21
A young adult short story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever.
Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into “his” neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can’t say no.
Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won’t even mention the dead guy…
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What did I think about Of Swine and Roses?
Loved this short story!!
It’s quite a talent to get the reader emotionally involved in the characters and believe in a world in so few pages. I was completely drawn in. I’ll definitely be looking out for more stories by this author.
Keep reading to find out more about Ilona Andrews.
Thank you for taking the time to read this: I really appreciate it. Have you read Of Swine and Roses? I’d love to hear what you thought about it.
Ilona Andrews has become one of my favourite authors. Check out the other amazing authors on my favourites list.