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Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

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Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by HarperTeen
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    megs_bookrack
    Weymouth is definitely slaying the cover game.
    First, The Light Between Worlds, and now this!



    I can't wait to add this beauty to my shelves!!!
    You know, to add it to my collection of unread books...

    Candace Robinson
    ARC received via publisher!
    Vicky Who Reads
    Feb 04, 2019 is currently reading it
    By the way, you can check out the cover reveal for A TREASON OF THORNS on my blog!

    Plus there's an excerpt, giveaway, and interview with Laura on the book! Go go go! Sentient houses and sinister magic and ALL the aesthetic feels your way!

    Find the link here or click on the teaser below!


    link to cover reveal
    Hannah F. Whitten
    Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book was perfect—from the swoons romance to the palpable atmosphere to the amazing characterization (of a HOUSE, which is quite a feat). The heroine is plucky and prickly and I love her.
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Such a beautiful cover...
    Erica
    Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    “What if we don’t have to be what we were told to become?”

    I think this is the central question of A Treason of Thorns, a book about the roles we’re born to play and the ones we choose for ourselves. Just as in her debut The Light Between Worlds, Weymouth beautifully explores our longing for home, especially a home that has been lost or changed. But the novel is also a hopeful rumination on the homes we choose for ourselves and the love we pour into them.

    In addition to its compelling themes, the
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    Jasmine
    Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Sentient house? Sentient house!
    Celia McMahon
    May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss who continue to trust me with their books.

    Last summer I had the chance to read THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS while on vacation in the UK. I was so enthralled by it that I rushed through touring the sights in London and Scotland just so I could go back to the Airbnb to read it. I couldn't wait to get back home to review it. After, I became a lifelong fan of Laura Weymouth. If you have a chance, add her on Twitter. She is the sweetest author I have ever had the opp
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    London Shah
    Jan 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I cannot waitttttt. The Light Between Worlds, the author's debut, is one of my favourite fantasy reads––so utterly beautiful, moving, and skilfully done––so I'm *really* looking forward to this!!!
    Samantha
    May 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    A friend of mine had an ARC of this book and graciously sent this to me to read. I was so excited! But I noticed problems in the first chapter. I thought the magic system in this story was crazy unique - the house has all the power and its Caretaker wields a key to help hone its power responsibly. I haven't heard of a system like this before and it was really interesting to read. My problem with it though, was that I didn't get a true sense of the magic system until more than halfway through the ...more
    rachelwrites007
    Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Beautifully written and exquisite world building this one is perfect for fans of Jane Eyre and CS Lewis and The Hazel Wood. (Also Jewish secondary characters celebrating Shabbat in England yayy!!)
    Cat
    Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was such an atmospheric read that I literally could not put it down the second I started reading it. And I tried, because I had things to do! But this book wanted to me to know what it's story was so I sat down and I read and I read until it was done. Much like the Great House Burleigh in this story, it wanted to be known. It asks, "what are you willing to do for that which you love?" Will you give up who you are? Maybe your life? It's spooky and it's decadent and heart wrenching, ever ...more
    Caroline Parrish
    Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arcs, fantasy, young-adult
    This was a surprisingly good, quick read!

    I received this ARC at Bookcon, and I immediately saw the cover and was absolutely in love!

    This book isn’t anything wonderful, but it was still intriguing and I loved the writing style. It’s easy to follow and absorb.

    Our story is about a girl (Violet) who lived in an enchanted and magical house. Literally - it reacts to things she says and when it senses danger, it will do things like make the wind pick up or other stuff like that. Very original concept
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    Celia McMahon
    Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss who continue to trust me with their books.

    Last summer I had the chance to read THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS while on vacation in the UK. I was so enthralled by it that I rushed through touring the sights in London and Scotland just so I could go back to the Airbnb to read it. I couldn't wait to get back home to review it. After, I became a lifelong fan of Laura Weymouth. If you have a chance, add her on Twitter. She is the sweetest author I have ever had the opp
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    Kazia
    Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Jewish! Secondary! Characters! In! A! Lush! British! Fantasy!
    Keely
    Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I don't want to give away any spoilers - so this is kind of vague, but I don't think I've read such a truly original book for a long time! Set in Cornwall in an alternative past - the events that revolve around the Great Houses and the power plays are so inventive! The writing is beautiful and the pace brisk - like a YA descendant from The Secret Garden, The Great House and Tom's Midnight Garden with all The Gothic intensity entwined!

    Laura Weymouth has done something remarkable, and produced a f
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    Tori Kiersten Frost
    Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I'm only a third of the way into the galley I received from the publisher and I already LOVE it! If you want something truly fresh in your fantasy novels and if you like a good historical drama, this is one for your TBR list.
    Lauren
    May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was lovely
    Madison Mary
    Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
    "A good Caretaker puts her House first.
    Before king.
    Before country.
    Before her own life."


    This is an eerie story filled with beautiful prose and rich in emotional turmoil.

    *eARC provided from HarperTeen and edelweiss*

    SUMMARY
    Violet's family have been the caretakers of Burleigh House for generations. However, when her father commits high treason and is sentenced to death, Violet must flee her House and those she loves. After seven years she is finally able to return, but when she does she sees t
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    Bailey Clum
    Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The magic! Oh do I love magic! I was lucky enough to receive this arc at bookcon and I am so happy I waited in that two hour line! I loved this book! The way the magic was told and how the caretakers were put into the story made this feel so unique to me thy I had a hard time putting it down! I did however find it to be a bit repetitive at times, which got a bit boring, but the overall story made me feel so happy and excited that I quickly forgot about those small instances! This story is full o ...more
    Sabiya
    May 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
    laura weymouth is an absolute wordsmith and the queen of tears!! her debut novel the light between worlds absolutely wrecked me and left me a sobbing mess. when I heard she was coming out with a second novel (!) this year (!!) about MAGIC HOUSES, I couldn't curb my enthusiasm. i got approved for an e-arc and i'm so excited to dive in eep.
    Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Thank you HarperCollins for providing me with an ARC of this book
    Yara
    Jul 19, 2019 rated it liked it
    This is really two stars for me, but bumping up to three because I really liked the idea of a sentient house.

    The rest contains major spoilers.

    The magic isn't really explained- how the houses got their magic to begin with, or how the caretakers can use that magic. The author has the MC say something vague, like 'no one really knows how it works or stated.' So the magic system isn't explained well. There are some further vague explanations towards the end, but not enough to form a clear picture.
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    Bang Bang Books
    Jul 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
    Oh man, I didn't enjoy any of this-#yikes

    I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this review because I didn't like the book enough do that. All I need to say is that the characters were EXTREMELY under-developed. Vi was real bitchy in the beginning and then she constantly talked about how much she loved that damn house-just fuck it already and get it over with! All the villains were cartoons-just mean for no reason and none of them had a new voice.

    Burleigh was mentioned so many times, I wanted
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    Tripleness
    Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This review is based on an advanced reader's copy I received for free. Thanks to HarperTeen for the opportunity!

    I'm a sucker for novels featuring ominous and supernatural old houses, so I was inclined to like this from the start. I was not disappointed. A Treason of Thorns does a wonderful job with its setting- the house is fascinating and lushly described. That was the highlight for me, although a close second place was the protagonist, Violet, easily my favorite character. Her strong character
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    Laura
    Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2019-mt-bookpile
    There are Great Houses, somehow bound to various areas as a kind of caretaker for the surrounding lands. In England, those Houses are bound to Caretakers while the King holds the deed to the House. No, it's not quite clear how all that happened or why. We learn that Houses can reject Caretakers and they can lose their ability to hold their magic in check, and that there's some Key that can help Caretakers channel the magic. There's a lot that gets confused here in terms of the magic, and there's ...more
    Chenoa
    Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Found this book at goodwill the beautiful cover caught my eye found out it was an ARC copy of a book set out to release 9/19 I read this captivating story in just about three days this was a new Author for me and I very much enjoyed her storytelling I very much hope to read more about Violet and the other characters and houses of this world
    Lizzie
    Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This book had a very slow build so I wasn’t sure how I felt about it until I was more than halfway through. It picked up though and was action packed to the very end. I’ve never read anything like it so it was quite original. I liked the gothic romanticism which we don’t get much of nowadays. It was interesting and unique so I ended up enjoying it.
    Lauren
    Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: young-adult
    4.5 overall. I love the mixture of historical and magical. The whole House magic/connection is so interesting, too. A good story overall.
    Kat
    Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
    #ATreasonofThorns
    A original and dark fantasy that will keep you captivated by a young woman's need to protect her house once it's magic has gone dark. The relationship between Vi and the house is deep, disturbing, and emotional. I found the writing to be lovely and deeply moving.
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    Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is rep ...more