Stain

Stain

A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen?s The Princess and the Pea. Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins... After Lyra?a princess incapable of speech or sound?is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest ... disguised as a boy known only as Sta A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen?s The Princess and the Pea. Once u...

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Title:Stain
Author:A.G. Howard
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Stain
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Stain Reviews

  • Limecello
    Feb 02, 2019
    I'm ~15% in - only not really because ... after maybe 9% I started skimming. I tweeted I think the author is too impressed with her own writing - because it's not "lush prose" it's ... purple prose to such an excessive degree it's impressive. Also we're 15% in and it's all still ~b...
  • Stephanie (Bookfever)
    Feb 20, 2019
    Like the synopsis says, Stain is inspired by the fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea, which just happens to be one of my all time favorite classic fairytales. I must've read it more than a hundred times as a child. And Stain did just read like a magical fair...
  • ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
    Jan 03, 2019
    "Once upon a nightmare, a princess was born in the kingdom of perpetual daylight..." Stain was one of my most anticipated books: soon as it was available to pre-order I did not hesitate. I was lucky enough that my pre-order came earlier than expected and I'm so glad. Unlike the ...
  • Andrea
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was such a magical retelling of the Princess and the Pea. I loved that there was a small synopsis in the beginning of the actual fairytale and the main events. It made it so much easier to admire how Howard took that fairytale and reimagined it into this amazing story. I starte...
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    Jan 05, 2019
    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! It's no secret around my blog that A.G. Howard is one of my absolute favorite authors. I fell in love with the Splintered series in 2014 and have loved everything she has written since. I also adore fairytale retellings! When I heard about...
  • A.G. Howard
    Apr 11, 2017
    So excited to finally post this title! Two things to know about this book: There's no love triangle, and it's a standalone. Here's a little insight into the story: Stain, my anti-princess, lives in an alternative medieval world where the moon has been torn from the sky and banished ...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Feb 21, 2019
    Holy crap, where do I start?! This book blew me away! I was hopelessly hooked from the very beginning. This book got to me in the very best way! This story is so beautiful and enchanting, and Howard's lyrical prose drew me in! The premise was absolutely BRILLIANT - I loved every s...
  • Marcy McKay
    Feb 19, 2018
    Stain is my favorite A.G. Howard novel, which is amazing, because I've love them ALL. Her books always have a magical, fairytale quality to them and this one will not disappoint. The characters are wonderful, the writing is lush and beautiful; plus, the story is unforgettable. Stain wi...
  • Heather
    Jul 23, 2018
    This book is simply fabulous! Here?s the description from Amazon.com > ? After Lyra?a princess incapable of speech or sound?is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . d...
  • thi
    Jan 17, 2019
    finally!! a standalone mystical fantasy that, yes is a bit dense, but isn?t bogged down by over exaggerated descriptive filter at least on my radar, ?fantasy? has come to mean two extremes: urban settings with a (relatively simple) magic system or an entire heavily crafted wo...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 15, 2019
    I just about can?t stand any more beautiful book covers! This book was magical!!! (Photo courtesy to creators on the photo) Once upon a nightmare, a princess was born in the kingdom of perpetual daylight-a fine-boned babe who killed her queenly mother upon her entrance...
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    Jan 15, 2019
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  • Ash
    Jul 05, 2018
    you had me at high-fantasy gothic fairy tale. i wasn't a huge fan of RoseBlood, but this sounds dark and promising. ...
  • Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
    Mar 05, 2019
    Actual rating: 3.5 Stars This story is about a princess with starlit features born in a kingdom wreath in sunlight wherein the sun does not interchange with the moon. The moon, however, is in another kingdom, a kingdom where the sun does not shine all throughout. And within that...
  • Denia  Books & Baubles
    Jan 19, 2019
    This was a very interesting read, very different and not what I was expecting at all. The book itself is not bad but you have to have a specific taste to get through this book. The writing is based on old fairy tale writing, like the brothers Grimm or something similar. It's written in...
  • Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
    Jan 31, 2019
    This book: "Castaway princess tries to reclaim her throne." Me: Oh look...another YA fantasy book with the same overused trope. No thanksss! Also Me: *buys book anyway and then proceeds to read it.* ...
  • Benjamin
    Feb 07, 2018
    I have no words for this cover! Just look at it. I cannot wait that much ...
  • Sara Saif
    Feb 13, 2019
    It took me more or less 20 days to complete Stain. There are a few reasons. One of them being its length, it?s 1200 pages strong, the other being my wedding and subsequent adjustment into a new household which was challenging. It did not, in any way, have anything to do with it being...
  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 17, 2018
    I've loved every book from A.G. Howard, and this one was just as gorgeous! Beautiful writing and lush descriptions! It honestly gave me Grimm Fairy Tales vibes except with a unique and new spin! There were four main POVs and each one was intriguing! Each character added more depth t...
  • Beks Counsell
    Mar 01, 2019
    ?It begins with ?Once Upon?? and a touch of morbid to set the tone?. I applaud you, A. G. Howard for once again feeding my insatiable appetite for beautifully dark Fairy Tale retellings. It is this author I have to thank in the first place for giving me such high expectati...
  • Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette
    Jan 17, 2018
    this sounds dark as hell. i want it. ...
  • Alexandra (Books-In-A-Storm)
    Jan 06, 2019
    I loved it! The story is amazing and I just want to read it again. ...
  • ella ✨
    Dec 21, 2018
    I really loved this one! I?m a huge fan of A. G. Howard?s writing and this didn?t disappoint ? I would have given it 5 stars but I found the first section (150-ish pages) pretty hard to get through and I feel like a 5 star rating needs to describe the whole book, rather than t...
  • Mads
    Jan 29, 2019
    To do review!!! ...
  • Darque  Dreamer
    Jan 07, 2019
    Stain is hauntingly enchanting. It?s an epic tale with a perfect blend of whimsy, darkness, and ?faerie tale happiness.? Vividly beautiful, with a nice sprinkle of Grimm horror, this one is sure to ensorcell you! I absolutely loved Stain. It had so many rich details, and world...
  • Brittany Kantack
    Jan 24, 2019
    This book was so magical and beautiful, I was sucked in. The story was fantastic, the world building was perfect. I have no complaints about this book. I'm so glad I made this impulse buy. I honestly think this is one of my favorite books ever. Definitely will be in this year's top 10 ...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Feb 20, 2019
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Laura Erne Fairytales have a dark and sordid past. Often short and simple, these tales offer lessons and morals that usually coincide with good and bad. A.G. Howard?s retelling of Hans Christian Andersen?s The Princess and the P...
  • Jennie Damron
    Jan 20, 2019
    A modern fairytale that is what this beautiful book is. OMG! I loved this book from the beautiful cover to the words inside. It does start off slow, but if you keep with it you will be richly rewarded. A.G Howard said she was inspired by the Princess and the Pea. Believe me when I say ...
  • Skye Elizabeth
    Jan 26, 2019
    4.5 Lovely, but it could have been about 100 pages shorter. Full review to come. ...
  • Victoria Alyesa
    Feb 07, 2019
    I have to admit I have never quite read a book that has made me feel such weird feelings towards it while draggin me into the fairytale bit by bit until I cant help but love it. The main story started with a bang and keep going; enticing you in and strangely putting you in a sort of...