Book Review: Jack of Thorns by A. K. Faulkner

I received this as an eARC to read for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for giving me access.

Title: Jack of Thorns
Author: A. K. Faulkner, Amelia Faulkner
Published by: Lunar Beagle Limited 
Publication date: September 3rd, 2019
Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Paranormal, Romance


Can you change destiny?

Laurence Riley has seen the future, and all his visions are coming true. Just as he can’t control the addiction that dominates his life, or the mindgames of his stalker ex-boyfriend, he also struggles with his untamed supernatural gifts.

Jack can help. His price is that Laurence keeps him fed with regular offerings of sex, but Laurence has fallen for someone way out of his league whose wild telekinesis keeps them even further apart, and his debt to Jack is piling up fast.

When he foresees the spread of a narcotic nectar that will leave a trail of death across San Diego, Laurence must find the courage to determine whether his visions are set in stone. The past has taught him that the future can’t be changed, but if Jack’s poison wins, there won’t be any future.

There’s no time to lose.

Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo won’t want to miss what readers have described as Percy Jackson for adults.


This is technically not the release day for Jack of Thorns. This is a reprint/revamp of the cover. Jack of Thorns originally came out in 2016.

With that being said, I am a huge fan of the cover change. As someone that judges books by their cover (I know, I’m trying not to) this one drew me in. The original cover would have sent me away as I am not a fan of romance, and it screamed romance.

You might be thinking, If you are not a fan of romance, then why did you read this book? The answer is simple. I am trying to branch out and read genres outside my comfort zone.

At first I thought the story to be slow and there are some editing errors that even I noticed. But as the story progressed, I found myself being drawn in curious to learn more about the characters. So much so, that I will continue to read the rest of the series.

If you are a fan of smut, contrary to what the synopsis gives hint to, there is absolutely no sex. Maybe 2-3 kisses. There is definitely sexual tension and mention of past sexual encounters, but nothing that will satisfy someones hunger for more.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

What do you think about Jack of Thorns? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

All my love, always



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