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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret  Rogerson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: cover-lust, 5-star, made-me-cry, hail-to-the-king-award



HOLY CRAP this book blew me away!!! I really enjoyed Enchantment of Ravens (even though I didn't think I would), so I knew I'd love this one too. I didn't expect to love it so much, giving me my first 5 star book in 4 months!

The concept was AMAZING!! Our main character, Elisabeth, works as an apprentice in a magical library full of sentient grimoires. Sentient magical books, you guys. MAGICAL. BOOKS. Has there ever been a more perfect book for bookworms?! Oh, and when provoked, said grimoires turned into giant rampaging monsters of ink and leather. AWESOME. Elisabeth's interactions with the grimoires gave me all the feels!! I loved that the books each had their own personalities, singing and whispering and even spitting ink at people they didn't like. (view spoiler) I loved that the library was kind of an entity of its own, too! Basically this book was perfect!

The characters, oh my goodness!! In addition to the grimoires, I also loved the shit out of the characters! Elisabeth is a great lead, full of sass and spine but without being too badass. She was badass, yes, but still relatable! I loved that she didn't take any crap from anyone and stood up for what she believed in. Nathaniel was amazing, too! I was immediately drawn to him (even when I thought he may be a villain, oops) and I loved him so hard!! He was so swoony and stands out so much in my head against all the other male leads I've read. (I am itching to make a custom funko of him because his description is so distinctive!)

We all know I'm not a big romance fan, but this one was superbly done! It started off as a grudging relationship and slowly grew into more, I love that. It had that delicious slow burn that I crave out of romance! No instalove here, folks.

Which brings me to my favorite character: Silas! OMG I LOVED HIM SO MUCH. I swear it has nothing to do with the fact that he is a demon that turns into a cat. (Okay, maybe it does, you caught me.) Ahhh he was amazing! I love that he is a badass all powerful demon but knows how to cook and takes care of Nathaniel with the tenderness of an older brother. He never tried to hide what he was, but he also had a humanity to him that he didn't want to admit to and I loved that. Oh, and did I mention he was sarcastic and hilarious?! AND a cat. Yes, he's perfect haha. (view spoiler)

THAT ENDING! The ending was everything!! Ahhh it kills me that this is only a standalone. I can fill in the blanks, but I NEED MORE DARN IT. This book gave me all the feels, I seriously can't praise it enough!


This review was originally posted on Novel Heartbeat. To see a breakdown of my assessment, please visit the full review here.
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Reading Progress

November 7, 2018 – Shelved
November 7, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 7, 2018 – Shelved as: cover-lust
December 14, 2018 – Started Reading
December 14, 2018 –
2.0% "Murderous grimoires in a magic library...oh this is so my jam!"
December 14, 2018 –
6.0% "Is it bad that I’m highly intrigued by the sorcerer who is quite possibly a villain 😂"
December 16, 2018 –
93.0% "OMG YASSSS THIS IS AMAZING"
December 16, 2018 – Shelved as: 5-star
December 16, 2018 – Finished Reading
December 21, 2018 – Shelved as: made-me-cry
March 15, 2019 – Shelved as: hail-to-the-king-award

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