Monday, June 3, 2019

My Thoughts: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Sorcery of Thorns
by Margaret Rogerson
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Publication Date: June 4th 2019
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781481497619
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
Source: Review Copy from Publisher / Own

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All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined. (Goodreads)

Sorcery of Thorns is the very first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Margaret Rogerson, (even though I have had a copy of An Enchantment of Ravens sitting on my shelf for way too long), and I was super excited to have the opportunity to review a copy of this book. I didn’t really know what to expect going into this book, but I absolutely loved everything about the story!

To get this started, I have to say that this book has a really great storyline. It is all about sorcerers and magic, and great libraries and magical grimoires. It was all very interesting, and some parts of the story made me think of the Dr. Strange movie, if you, (like me), are into that kind of thing. I was so fascinated with this story, that I few through the pages a lot quicker than I expected to. I was really surprised to find out that this was a standalone novel. That was both refreshing and a little disappointing, as I would love for this story to continue on and on! (Though I am really happy with the way things wrapped up in the end.)

Another thing I love about this book is that it has a lot of great characters. I love the main character, Elisabeth, is smart and fierce, and I love her love of books and knowledge SO much. I also really liked Nathaniel, as he was mysterious and magical, and had just the right amount of snark. BUT, the character that *really* made the story for me was Silas. Silas was probably my most favorite part of the story, and I wanted to know SO much more about him as I read the book. I’m not even going to tell you any more about him, but if you need just one reason to read this book, read it for Silas. (Though, I know you’d love the magic and book parts of the story as well!

Overall; I very much enjoyed pretty much everything about Sorcery of Thorns, and I can’t wait for my finished copy to arrive so I can add it to my collection! I am also now really excited to read An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret as well, and I am hoping to get to that as soon as I possibly can. If you love a good read about magic and books, do check out Sorcery of Thorns!

1 comment:

  1. Oh nice! I was hesitant about this one at first, but decided to take the plunge! I ordered one of the book boxes that I know it's in that's prettified! Lol. Depending how it goes I might need to try to order the other. But we'll see! Lol. Great review!


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