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With protecting the kingdom from their powerThen 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 entang. She wasn t a wielder of chains she was a breaker of them She was the library s will made flesh I never do this but I m going to give you all a TL DR for this review just in case you re in a hurry and need me to get the point across uickly This is one of the best books I have read in my entire life and if there is any single book I could beg you to purchase this year it is Sorcery of Thorns Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous It is a powerful weapon than any sword or spell After adoring Margaret s debut An Enchantment of Ravens it felt blaringly obvious that I would love this too but I had no idea how much my love for this world this story and these characters would blow Enchantment out of the water The lore and world building are so gorgeous and intricate particularly surrounding the grimoires Books too had hearts though they were not the same as people s and a book s heart could be broken she had seen it happen before Grimoires that refused to open their voices gone silent or whose ink faded and bled across the pages like tears You see you might know that this book is about books and magic and libraries but what I loved most is that there are no simple books in Sorcery Grimoires are living feeling creatures capable of good or bad kindness or scorn and most of all of being corrupted Elisabeth having grown up in a library literally is familiar than most with the grimoires and her level of respect and adoration for them made me ache As another adult who grew up with books as my closest friends I loved how easily I related to her desperate need to be surrounded by books and to take care of them After all it s why I became a librarian too For these were not ordinary books the libraries kept They were knowledge given life Wisdom given voice Margaret s care in crafting these grimoires is evident from the start but as the story progresses I was amazed at how important a piece of the story they became I won t spoil anything but I will tell you that I have never in my life literally sobbed over a narrative about books in my life until this story You belonged in the library as much as any book Of course that s enough about the grimoires because the primary star of the show is Elisabeth and hell she deserves an entire review dedicated solely to what an incredible hilarious witty kind lovable character she is She s clumsy and awkward in all the best ways and she genuinely leaps right off the page with her general realness There s a sub plot line involving her and the development of PTSD that felt so honest and authentic it broke my heart for her every time it reared its head and made me root that much harder for her successes and happiness Are all librarians like you or is it only the feral ones who have been raised by booklice Sharing the spotlight is our love interest the infamous talented handsome and casually ueer sorcerer Nathaniel and his demon servantcompanion Silas either of whom I would happily protect at all costs because they are precious and not to be trifled with Okay Nathaniel could probably use a little trifling with in his life particularly because he responds with disarmingly hilarious nonchalance to every minor or major disaster Elisabeth drags him into Silas on the other hand well you ll just have to meet him for yourself but I don t think anyone could not love his grouchy uietly protective demonic self It s an honor to fight by your side Elisabeth for however long it lasts Oh and I can t pass up the opportunity to mention the romance It s fairly slow burning and it forms in the most natural beautiful way I loved watching Elisabeth and Nathaniel grow to trust one another become friends and gradually recognize the fact that neither of them could fathom this adventure without the other If you all could see the number of tabs I used just on Nathaniel s sweet admissions of affection wow I might have also tabbed every single instance in which Nathaniel called Elisabeth you absolute menace because if that didn t sum up their relationship as a whole I don t know what could have My heart is so full She felt as though she stood on a precipice and that if she leaned forward she would fall She would fall and drown with him she would never resurface for air Beyond all of this the plot in this story is so engaging and suspenseful I d been reading Sorcery as slowly as I could stand to because I knew I would be devastated when it ended but once I hit the last hundred pages or so I couldn t be interrupted for anything because I simply had to know what happened next and reader let me tell you not a single word in this story disappointed me For every expectation I had of this book Margaret surpassed it by a country mile Of course you can stay you menace It isn t as though I could stop you even if I wanted to And fine I ll help you Not for any noble reason I still think it s a lost cause We re probably going to get ourselves killed But every man has his limits If there s one thing I can t do it s stand by and watch you demolish irreplaceable antiues As you can see from the fact that I m forcing myself now to refrain from writing another entire page to this review about all of the things I adored in Sorcery of Thorns I cannot recommend this book highly enough It is easily my favorite read of 2019 and one of my favorite reads of all time It touched my heart in a million places and a million ways I could never have predicted and will never fully recover from frankly I can t wait to reread it over and over again and than that I can t wait to see what Margaret writes next All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to the author for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Sorcery of Thorns

Led in a centuries old conspiracy Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames but the world along with themAs her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger Elisabeth starts to uestion 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. This is the YA Fantasy about libraries and living breathing books that I didn t know I needed Fell in love within like 20 pages and then ripped through the rest Loved the characters loved the ending just loved it full stop Silas was my favorite Highly recommend

Margaret Rogerson ´ 5 Read

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 grotesue monsters of ink and leather She hopes to become a warden charged. Perhaps the cruelest and kindest thing a good book does is make you believe you live inside it for the space of a few hundred pages That you are a part of something part of its world not just skating around the edges too tied up in yourself to join inand then it ends and the illusion winks out like a snuffed flame and you re left marooned adrift your head chilled in its absenceThe real world takes a seat at the back and Rogerson s imaginary one holds center stage Here where books are a soft warding from the beings that stalk the night and trapdoors to something beautiful and wicked that trickles beneath the surface but when damaged even inadvertently they mutate into ravening monsters rising up in clamorous fury the warp spreading from the pages as sinuously as ink clouding through a glass of clean water And they re called Malefics The gist of the story concerns Elisabeth Scrivener who is an orphan raised in the Great library of Summershall where she learned the delicate arts of tending to books and the blunter arts of guarding them against the world and guarding the world against them Her apprenticeship as a warden was a sapling graft that barely had time to take when one night Elisabeth wakes up to find the library s Director slain and a Malefic free to loosen its wrath on her city She takes the monster outright vicious and victorious with the strength of the Director s sword but before she could even begin to comprehend the magnitude of what had happened Elisabeth is branded a murderer and a traitor at only a word and a whim from the library s new Director and the charge of her punishment is given to the MagisteriumWhen the Great libraries start falling under attack dread sluices through Elisabeth and a surety rises in her lodging in her throat someone is gathering arms against the Great libraries colluding in treacheries and growing resigned to anyone believing her account Elisabeth s darkest self rises to the challenge the heft of protecting the libraries would suit no one s strength but hers she who is a true child of the library But when secrets start melting into the dark and all the doors slam shut in Elisabeth s face she seeks the help of Nathaniel Thorn a sorcerer whose family is dogged with rumors of necromancy and together they are soon yanked into the machinations of blood greed and power Revelations turn truths Elisabeth had known all her life into a tripwire primed to catch her off balance and danger is dragged to her feet before she even sought it Ink and parchment flowed through her veins The magic of the Great Libraries lived in her very bones They were a part of her and she a part of them Reading the first couple chapters the strength of my delight the speed with which it flowered shocked me Sorcery of Thorns burned through my initial skepticism bright as a comet in the night s sky piercing me with vicious pleasure In Rogerson s luscious prose Sorcery of Thorns weaves a pleasant spell indeed This is a vibrant novel and an unstintingly lush one The author spins her tale with directness and wit I enjoyed her storytelling as one might enjoy music freely played and was left clutching at each page as it slipped between my fingersAs familiar as the novel s template is Rogerson s success lies in the way she infuses exhilarating new life into it through tenderly compelling characters luxurious writing and an exuisitely wrought premise It would be easy to say that it s laden with genre tropes but the author takes several classic fantasy stances and makes them seem utterly fresh on the page and though it occasionally dips in and out of clich the author never lets it linger there long The result is an immensely immersive novel as graceful and thoughtful as it is action packed and pulse poundingOf course no fantasy setting however much entrancing and fresh it is springs to life without strong characters to navigate it On that end Sorcery of Thorns delivers The novel s characters are engaging and the relationships between them occupy the seething center of the sparsely ornamented stageElisabeth s character takes on a magical aura all her own Rogerson boldly brilliantly places her protagonist at the center of a sprawling conflict and with unremittent relish she begins to undermine what Elisabeth understands about magic grimoires libraries and her role in it She challenges not only everything Elisabeth knows but everything she has come to learn and think about herself Elisabeth s compelling blend of wide eyed vulnerability and world weary wryness anchors a deeply moving journey of self realizationElisabeth has never seen the world beyond the library where she grew up and tucked her dreams into her books for safekeeping That her suspicions are so easily allayed first strained credulity and I was often frustrated with how readily she settled into the words people dripped like sweet poison in her ear But there was an edge to her a keenness of anger and determination and it soon strikes to life like flint Elisabeth grows strong unbent scraping up all her fears and crushing them into an unlit place inside her The grimoires called to her like signal beacons burning on a vast black sky and she flung herself into the air fearless and unflinching Elisabeth will protect the libraries like a mother wolf looking out for her cub and she will not count the costAlthough the supporting cast of characters is not granted a vivacity as stark as Elisabeth s together they made a whole like the heart of a flame Nathanial Thorn is rich handsome and beset by a tragic past Not to mention seductive toward men and women alike and blessed with a set of social graces that makes him look suave Y knowperfect daydream fodder But Nathaniel is always alone strangely solitary in the space everyone else gives him and Elisabeth was acutely aware of the vast gulf between them his fathomless barter with his unsettlingly taciturn servant his tormented nightmares the secrets she glimpsed only uickly through the corridors of his lonesome mansion she wanted to shatter the cold mask of stone that Nathaniel slips down over himself in her presence uncaring of how jagged and sharp he might be for her to cut herself on himI liked Nathanial s character but I was frankly far intrigued by Silas and the inscrutable turning of his thoughts like the cogs within a machine Silas is Nathanial s silver haired servant whose face was always a blank for just about any emotion one might care to project and who was a mystery the safe Elisabeth and the reader could never crack and I wanted to know if his icy exterior masks an even icier interior or if it were a veneer for what was at bottom a warm and kind hearted natureIf there s a failing in Sorcery of Thorns it s that the ending is rushed in the novel s last few chapters and although a little light coruscating at the end of the tunnel is always a welcome respite the conclusion felt a little too easy too attainable which knocked down some of my satisfaction Minor uibble notwithstanding Sorcery of Thorns is a remarkable achievement and I kind of hope the author writes in this world For these were not ordinary books the libraries kept They were knowledge given life Wisdom given voice They sang when starlight streamed through the library s windows They felt pain and suffered heartbreak Sometimes they were sinister grotesue but so was the world outside And that made the world no less worth fighting for because wherever there was darkness there was also so much light wishlist blog twitter tumblr


10 thoughts on “Sorcery of Thorns

  1. says:

    Perhaps the cruelest and kindest thing a good book does is make you believe you live inside it for the space of a few hundred pages That you are a part of something part of its world not just skating around the edges too tied up in yourself to join inand then it ends and the illusion winks out like a snuffed flame and you’re left marooned

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    strong start weak finish tbh

  3. says:

    I can't stop smiling Margaret blows me away every time Sorcery of Thorns is eual parts whimsical flirtatious and totally hysterical while still managing to deliver a gut punch of feels on than one occasion This story is an

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    Hi all I don’t spend much time here I view this as a place for readers not me but now that Sorcery of Thorns is appearing on people’s radars I thought it would be a good opportunity to mention a couple of thingsFirstly Sorcery is uite a different book than An Enchantment of Ravens which may be helpful for readers to know in advance Probably the best way to put it is that Enchantment is a fairy tale romance while Sorcery is an epic fan

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    She wasn’t a wielder of chains; she was a breaker of them She was the library’s will made flesh I never do thi

  6. says:

    June Fairyloot Box Well here I am again with the same book 3 times BUT I'm trading in my green edition and keeping this stained Fair

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    ARC provided by Simon Schuster in exchange for an honest review “Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous It is a powerful weapon than any sword or spell” I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve been looking for a story all about someone living in a library surrounded by magical books while also going on adventure after adventure for my entire life And I truly believe that not only did Margaret Rog

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    This is the YA Fantasy about libraries and living breathing books that I didn't know I needed Fell in love within like 20 p

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    PHENOMENAL Every criticism that I had with AEOR was fixed here Instalove? Nope The slowest of slow burns Flat characters? Nada All nuanced and well developed darlings Nonexistent plot? More like a compelling and magical ride I LOVED THIS Margaret Rogerson is well on her way to becoming a new favourite author of mine Thi

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    55 ⭐Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf 🐺 “Most people grow out of fairy stories” he said “Why did you carry on believing when the rest of the world did not?”“What is the point of life if you don’t believe in anything?” she asked instead Do you want some thoughts on this book? Imma give you some thoughts on this book I loved the hell out of itIf you did not read this book I tell you to do just that ASAP