I am so so excited to be reviewing this book today! It is Sorcery of Thorns by Margot Rogerson! This is the first book I have read by her and I fell in love with it hard and fast! I have a longer more in-depth review on my channel that you can access here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-I5uax0U0A
But without further ado, here is my review!
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.
I really enjoyed this entire book. Sorcery of Thorns is a love letter to people who live their lives inside the pages of books! Elisabeth has lived her life in the library and wants to do anything to protect it. I thought Rogerson’s writing style was beautiful and descriptive, I was never bored when reading this book. I also really loved how Elisabeth and Nathanial’s relationship grew through this standalone, and of course, loved my fave character Silas and the many depths to his demonic nature.
I hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know your thoughts below!
XOX Shelby Grace