I received an ARC of Sorcery of Thorns from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: June 4th 2019
Rating: 5 stars
I think I might be low-key having a meltdown over this book. I absolutely raced through this book today, and moped all afternoon at work waiting to get home so I could finish reading it. As soon as I finished, I immediately opened Amazon and bought An Enchantment of Ravens because I was so enchanted by Margaret Rogerson’s writing that I needed more.
Sorcery of Thorns is about a spit-fire librarian in a magic, living library who ends up on a reckless and incredibly brave chase across her kingdom to save the books she loves, the man she loves and the whole damn world. I loved every second of it. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, definitely pushing the top of my YA list, and everyone should read it. I’m buying the paperback the second I see a copy.
Elisabeth is fierce and powerful, and she never apologises for who she is. Which is a heroooo. I read a lot of YA and I’m so used to placid and irritating female protagonists that I’m so! damn! excited! about! her! I don’t want to say too much, because I don’t want to spoil a single word for anyone, but she shows so much development across the series, and such an amazing capacity for love and change. If everyone in the world was willing to adjust their perspectives as much as Elisabeth is, the world would be a much nicer place.
Nathaniel is the love of my life. Sorry, not sorry. He’s a sarcastic bisexual disaster, and I love him. I’m deeply in love with Nathaniel and Elisabeth, and it’s only because they’re perfect for each other that I’m not more salty that I can’t marry either or both of them. Nathaniel is damaged and scared, and grows so much during this book that I am legitimately proud of him. He’s crazily competent with magic, and useless with everything else and I knew he was going to be incredible from the first page he’s on.
I can’t even talk about Silas. I can’t. Read it for yourself and love him.
The worldbuilding in this book is damn near flawless, and I wish I could leave my boring-ass job behind and live in a world of magical libraries, demons and sorcerers. I’m pretty sure I’d instantly get myself murdered by a grimoire, but if I gotta die somewhere, a library is a hell of a place to go.
Everything else I have to say about this book is endlessly gushy, so if anyone needs me, I’m going to be off summoning a demon. I’m pretty sure that’s the true moral of this book, right?
Note: This review has been copied verbatim from my Goodreads account dated June 3rd 2019.