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Door of Bruises

(Thornchapel #4)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  76 reviews
𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬.
We are all, for better or worse, doomed to love each other until death do us part. My heart belongs to Proserpina and St. Sebastian—even if he no longer wants it. Even if she has left it behind to follow him.
Delphine’s fled back home, and Becket’s holy calling is in peril.
And now only Rebecca and I remain at Thornchapel t
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published November 30th 2020
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

↑ These are the six young people this series is about. ↑

They've known each other since that summer they spent together as kids at Auden's family's estate in England - their parents were friends ... or something.☺
Now, twelve years later we're back at that house.

And that's all I'm going to tell you about this final book - well that's not even about this book! That was part of my review from book #1. But I just can't tell you much more about this!

Well maybe a tiny bit. We all remember how the last
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Pouty Auden is giving me life during these trying times.
ash | novelly rooted
Oct 16, 2020 marked it as i-need-2020
The way this cover just snapped!

And to the person giving this 1 star before it was finished being written.. what are you trying to prove?
Mar 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Well, I need the signed series already!
May 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
Um. Can we talk about this cover for a second? 🤤


Getting closer 😬😬


I'm not ready for the end 🥺
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I still remember how much I loved the first book of this series and how crazy I went to want to see how this amazing storyline unfolded!! All the characters are perfect and what I can say confidently is that this series ended even more beautifully than it started!! The ending was perfect and it was everything I hoped it would be!

After that ending of the third book , I got the hint that this ending would not be perfect for all our dear chara
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Sometimes even kings need to kneel.”

Should you write a book review when you are still high on the book?

I think probably not, but some of my favourite past reviews are the ones done when I’m in the moment. And right now, I am in that moment.

Reading, for me, is about the imprint a book leaves on your heart and your soul. You can read lots of books that come and go. They are fleeting; enjoyable in the now. Then there are the books you know will stay with you. Like this one.

Every antler horn will
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sierra Simone is a cruel mistress and I am completely, utterly ensorcelled and devastated. To worship at the altar of her words is to know the hurt that heals, the heart that yearns, the soul that seethes with forbidden appetites. Thornchapel is a cathedral to all that is Sierra Simone. She is a sorceress, pushing the boundaries of what is taboo and transforming them. The pagan and profane become an ecstatic form of erotic worship. The pain a balm for the battered heart.

Door of Bruises is the gr
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘We are all of us bound together by thorns. We are all of us a family like the world has never seen.’<
‘What unites the two halves of me? What joins the teeth in the night to the tenderness, the love, the sacrifice? It can only be a humble heart.’<
Door of Bruises brings us on quite a journey of self discovery. Auden, Poe & Becket all truly will go to any length to save their friends and feel it is their own burden to do so. Rebecca has to decide if she wants to live her life alone or if she can f
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An abundance of riches in literary treasure, one that I didn't want to come to an end. Most writers stories are immediately and speedily devoured cause they're highly sought after.
Sierra stories are meant to be savoured, read slowly, because the journey is part of the prize. Sometimes I forgot what chapter was on, the words glittered like jewels and bedazzled me.
I learnt of many ancient rituals, was enriched in history and religion. Even though this expansive story is coming to an end, the chara
PP's Bookshelf
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes in my reader life, I come across stories those make me feel I am unworthy of such genius. So much is the depth and diversity and impact of the story. Thornchapel series and its magnanimous ending, Door of Bruises is such a creation by Sierra Simone. An intricate, surreal and otherworldly tale woven into my very heart, soul and body. The rich texture of ancient religion, myths and rituals got enhanced by the all consuming, soul shattering and lustful love stories. Sierra Simone's best w ...more
Lauren Luman
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Thornchapel Series is done.

There were many things I loved about it and some I didn't. Sierra is a favorite of mine and I always adore her writing, of what I've read so far.

What I didn't love:

A lot of the context in this series centers around the old world. Ancient rituals. Jargon used from vocabulary of that time. To the point where it can sometimes feel too complicated and convoluted to fully understand. Almost like you need a working knowledge of pagan rituals and ancient history of Europe
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an ending!! I had a feeling that this story would be epic, I mean the series was so decadent and beautifully erotic how could it not be?

But this book, the way she wraps up the complicated tale of these characters. I was blown away. I literally couldn’t put it down. I binged it hard. Ignoring my family and real world obligations to lose myself with these characters.

I‘m not saying any more. Buy the series. Read the series. Then message me so we can gush about its awesomeness together!!

I re
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I swear I cannot rest until St. Sebastian and Auden have a happy end together.
Also, I live for St. Sebastian's angst.
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was not prepared for Door of Bruises. This book was so much more than I expected and from the moment I started I was completely sucked back into Thornchapel and all its mysteries.

Door of Bruises took me on an emotional journey. It backs up where things have left in Harvest of Sighs and the group is broken up. It is hard to review this book without giving away so many details. If you haven’t read any of the series I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading it and if you have read it then this book will slowly
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sierra Simone's words, her prose, her poetry are capable of drawing you into a world that she has built. It is vivid imagery and felt emotions unlike almost anything you've read. In an email months ago, she mentioned that she wasn't sure how many of her readers would hate her when reading this story. I can see how she would fear that. It is an emotionally draining story, a sit in the edge of your seat, biting your nails story. A yell at the Kindle NOOOO story. But at the end of it, the story of ...more
Brigid Brown
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I. Have. No. Words. Like how can I possibly do this MASTERPIECE justice??? Sierra Simone is an absolute Queen of the written word!!

Door of Bruises, like the previous three books, grabbed me from page one. But I read it slowly because I wanted to understand every single thing that was going on in the lives of the Thornchapel Six. There is a lot!! There is a mystical and spiritual happenings, there is love and forgiveness, and there are some seriously HOT AF sex scenes *fans self*. There was
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

We are all, for better or worse, doomed to love each other until death do us part. My heart belongs to Proserpina and St. Sebastian-even if he no longer wants it. Even is she has left it behind to follow him. Delphine's fled home, and Becket's holy calling is in peril. And now only Rebecca and I remain at Thornchapel to face the unknown. The door is open. The door that shouldn't exist; the door that p
Aundi-Musings of The Modern Belle
4 The Door Has Opened Crowns

I acutely remember when I first started this series, I immediately become immersed in this world and these characters. Sierra has an absolutely stunning prose and delicate but addictive way with her words that creates the most eloquent erotica that I have ever read. And the finale of this series is exactly what I had hoped it would be. I’m going to keep this review vague on purpose because you truly need to experience it blind. But if you are one who loves tension
Katherine Bongo Bridge (Feistybbb)
So the end is here...I’m still not sure how I’m feeling at the moment. I know that I’m still slightly hungover and there are many questions I so want to ask Sierra. Firstly I want to know how she does did she create this world and such diverse and interesting characters. As soon as I started reading, it was just so wonderful to be back amongst the surroundings of Dartmoor and the mystery surrounding the Thornchapel.

From the first chapter and Sierra’s descriptive writing, I literally f
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Door of Bruises is book 4, in the Thornchapel series, and must be read in order.

Sexually charged, emotionally and mentally debilitating, yet heat racing and scandalous.

I am astounded and in awe of this series. It’s everything I needed, without ever knowing it was exactly what I needed! Thank you mystical forces of the old ways!

Door of Bruises picks up where Harvest of Sighs (book 3) left off. At the mansion with one sad and heart broken Rebecca, and one utterly crushed Auden. Though the call o
Cee Cee Houston
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Six people, six loves. One ending!!

I remember thinking, in the early spring of last year (March 2019) that a story revolving around six people was either going to be terrible or amazing. I needn't have feared. It was more than amazing. It was a superbly written, mind-blowningly starburst of wonderment and decadence. Reveraence and seduction. Lust and love.
Multiple narrators and storylines are, after all, Sierra Simone’s forte, and she stepped up to the plate when she wrote this 4 part series, wh
Gyrithe Blichfeldt
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this book with my heart beating out of my chest. And the biggest fear for how Sierra would twist this Beautiful piece of art.
Its not Many authers who can make me think so much about the books I read. But Sierra had me thinking about the plot twists and the outcome 24/7 for this book. I had come up with over 100 ways this could have turned out before I finished reading.
I dont think I will say that much about the story or the characters. Because if you have read the other books in this se
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 4-5-stars
4.5 Stars

There's not a whole lot I can say about this considering it's the fourth and final book in the Thornchapel series, but what I can say is that I don't know anyone but Ms. Simone who can explore religion, kink, and the bisection of both in a more poetic and lyrical manner as she. The characters she has created in this series are flawed, broken and messy. There's no other way around it, but with that mess comes so much. Just so much. Hurt, healing, Relationships of all manner and means. Bu
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The final book in the series. I thought I was ready for the conclusion that we can only guess at, but admittedly, I was nowhere near ready. Door of Bruises is filled with mysteries, rituals, character connections, old lore, new twists, raw and gritty romance and soul deep connections. This story, like the 6 main characters, is complex. So much more than what you scratch of the surface. This is the kind of story (series if you're lucky) that you cannot help but devour, except then you take the ch ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received ARC in exchange for an honest review

Firstly, I would like to mention the amount of research the author had to go through to come out with so many rituals and the science behind the working of the door.

Secondly, this is one of those series I didn't want it to end.

It was amazing
Amy Dickinson
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Overall Grade: More than 5 ⭐️

“He didn’t expect anything different, but it does hurt, to say goodbye. It does feel wrong in the sense that goodbyes often feel wrong. Especially permanent ones.”

The End. Finale. Fini. Sierra Simone’s provocative Door of Bruises brings its glorious goodbye. In its finish, the goodbye feels heavy, while also leaving you feeling replete, satiated. In words, Door of Bruises is erotic. Ephemeral. Exquisite. Existential. Epic. This book is gothic. It’s transcendental. I
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sierra Simone concludes her Thornchapel series as it needs to be concluded. She will wring every tear from you, making you all but howl at the moon.

These four books may have told different parts of the Thornchapel story, but they have always focused on sacrifice. Sacrifice of self, sacrifice of need, sacrifice of friendships, sacrifice of love. Here, Sierra Simone confronts what it means to sacrifice. In the act of relinquishing and surrendering and offering, one does so willingly. To sacrifice
How can one express the feeling of finishing the fourth and final book in a gutting, mesmerising series such as this. 

The author's words have a bewitching pull. The narrative quickly carries an atmospheric weight, lush with ancient secrets that haunt the already broken-hearted characters and that yearn to invade and take root. Every chapter is a path to discovery amidst danger, longing, insatiable lust and regrets.

Regal Auden is torn between loving too much and keeping his impulses to a minimum 
Beyond The Covers Blog
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
“Rain puts a hole in stone because of its constancy, not its force.  Just keep knocking on doors until the right one opens.” – Joseph Gerber
Door of Bruises is the fourth and final book in the Thornchapel series by Sierra Simone.   This book opened with a lot of emotions and turmoil but surrounded the people in it with love, loyalty, and devotion.  As with the other books by Simone, I could not put this one down.  I was dying to know the mystery behind the door and what it held on the other side
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