Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Synopsis: “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)
My Review: (minor spoilers)
I was hesitant to pick this one up because I wasn’t a fan of her first book since it just felt rushed. I figured since my library had the ebook I would just give the author a second chance and see how it went. I’m glad i made that decisions because this book was full of interesting characters and an intriguing plot!
Let’s start with the characters. Elisabeth is tall, which is quite unique and usually not many female characters in books are. I thought this was a great detail to her appearance. She is outgoing, loves books, and will do anything to save humanity even if it means going against the grain to do it. I liked for all those reasons and more.
Nathaniel is literally one of the best characters I have read about. His banter and humor is on point. Everything he said just made me smile and laugh. He really is awesome! It was mentioned that he was bi but since he had eyes for Elisabeth, nothing was said past that.
The last character I want to talk about is Silas. He has different forms, one being a cat. How can I not love that? He may be a demon that is tied to a sorcerer but he knows what he is and always reminds Elisabeth of it. Although that is the case, he has a soft spot and is really a soft teddy bear who adores his master and would do anything for him.
The plot was entertaining, suspenseful and overall just wonderful! I had no issues with the pacing and felt that it all wrapped up nicely by the end. That ending though! I am waiting to see if or when something will happen next.
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Great review, Joanna! This is definitely one of my favorite reads this year. Loved it so much!
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Yes! It is definitely on my top favorite list too!
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