Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Title: Sorcery of Thorns

Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: June 4th 2019

ISBN: 9781481497619

Series: standalone

Pages: 456

Edition: Hardback

Genre: YA Fantasy


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.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this from the publisher, all opinions are my own!

Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending me a hardcover copy of this book! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

Despite hearing good things about this and the fact there’s a cat, I was a bit hesitant to dive in as I’ve heard such mixed opinions on her first novel, An Enchantment of Ravens but I didn’t need to worry! I ended up really enjoying it and I wish that there was a sequel for it as the ending was not what I expected and it’s made me want more!!

I really liked the characters in the book, Elisabeth, Nathaniel and of course, Silas! I think my most favourite character of those three was Silas, he just seemed like an intriguing character and he was one I wanted to know more about.

The story had an interesting plot as well, I mean we can’t resist a book that’s based on libraries can we? Books and grimoires that are alive and they can talk,  and DEMONS! It had different elements so that it wasn’t all just action, I felt it was the right balance between character developments, the storyline and world building.

A bonus to a good story is a B E A U T I F U L cover, it’s absolutely gorgeous and for me the only reason that it’s a 4 star instead of a 5 stars was that I found it to be a little bit slow to begin with but I found that it picked up quite quickly.

I’m not sure if I’ll decide to pick up An Enchantment of Raven’s as the reviews are extremely up and down with that one and I’m not sure whether it’s my type but I am looking forwards to seeing what Margaret Rogerson will be bringing out next!

Have you read this one? If not, do you plan to read it? Have you read her debut novel, what’s your opinion on it? I’d love to know!

Thanks again to Simon and Schuster for sending me a review copy of this book!

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