A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

A Treason of Thorns

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.Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to...

Details A Treason of Thorns

TitleA Treason of Thorns
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Magic

Reviews A Treason of Thorns

  • jessica
    i honestly cant remember how i heard about this new release, but i managed to find a free copy, so i may as well read it, right? and having gone into this story with really no expectations, im actually quite happy with it. was i blown away by it? no, not really. but there is much to appreciate about this.its quick and light to read. the narrative does tend to be a bit repetitive at times - mainly due to the lack of in-depth world building, so the...
  • Hollis
    My issue with A TREASON OF THORNS is that I found the best parts of it to be in the synopsis.The tightly framed concept sounds fantastic in short form but loses itself in drawn out translation. The characters are underdeveloped, the romance is.. a stretch, and the plot itself feels like it's just spinning its wheels until it reaches a certain word count. It's repetitive both in tone and vocabulary and, ultimately, just stuck in one gear. This is ...
  • Alaina
    Holy crap! This book was so freaking good. I honestly don't remember when I bought the audio version of this - it might've been during on of their sales? No idea but definitely glad that I have it.In A Treason of Thorns, you will meet Violet. All she ever wanted was to return back to Burleigh house. Unfortunately for her, her father committed treason and she has been on the run since. Besides her dad living out his punishment, her childhood frien...
  • Mara YA Mood Reader
    So basically there’s this magic house. It needs a “caretaker” who idk....channels the house’s magic so it doesn’t build up too much? The house gets pissed a lot. And the floor rumbles its constant protest and misery. And there’s a girl. She grew up in the house with her father’s ward, a boy. She loves the house very much. It’s her life’s ambition to become the next caretaker after her father. She’s extremely attached to the ho...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzMy anticipation for A Treason of Thorns has been built to a feverish pitch ever since I first saw the cover reveal back in February!! I LOVED The Light Between Worlds, Laura Weymouth's debut novel and it became my #1 read for 2018. As A Treason of Thorns was also magical realism + historical + English setting I was so, so dying to read it. Then Laura contacted me to send me one of her ARC...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Magical, mystical, enchanting, and with a setting that will sweep you back to old England, A Treason of Thorns will keep you engaged from the beginning clear to the action packed ending. Legends and lore, magical bindings, endearing stories of home, both those we are born to and those we create, and becoming who we want to be rather than what is expected of us, A Treason of Thorns was beautifully done with effortless writing that was every bit as...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz Laura always has the best book covers, hands down. This one is absolutely stunning, the colors, detailing, it draws your eyes and leaves you starstruck. A Treason of Thorns is hands down one of the most unique books that I have read in a long time, dark, mysterious and utterly unique A Treason of Thorns will have you entranced until the very last page. When Violet was a child her father, the c...
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    3.5 StarsI'm a bit torn when it came time to rate this book. Overall, I enjoyed the story and the characters but I did find that I started to get a bit bored and just wanted some action to happen. I also found myself confused at times with the magical elements of the house and between the binding and unbinding and what happened to this house or that house...I kind of just zoned out.I especially enjoyed the side characters but would have liked the...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    So when people say "I'd read this author's grocery list," Laura is that author for me. The writing in this (and The Light Between Worlds) is just so luxurious. It just pulls me in so I feel all of the world and connect with the characters with each step of their development. Her writing is PERFECT for Gothic fantasies and histories. Her and Lyndsay Faye have such iconic writing with that tone and I just cannot get enough of their stuff (literally...
  • Erica
    “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...
  • Hannah F. Whitten
    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.
  • Shalini
    Sigh... I...don't know... What do I say about a sentinel House that is alive, lives and breathes, has a heart with memories, and is magical ? What do I say about a House whose caretaker was to be Violet, but where her father altered everything so she could be spared?What do I say about the author Laura E. Waymouth whose imagination brought out a fantastical plot of a House working its magic via a caretaker who had the key? Just BRILLIANT!! House ...
  • Amanda
    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....One of the main reasons that I requested this book was because I thought that the cover was absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis had me intrigued. I really loved the idea behind this book, a magical house was very cool to read about. While I think that this was a good idea and I enjoyed the writing, I felt like A Treason of Thorns kind of dragged and I was a bit disappointe...
  • Cindee
    I really loved this book I liked how unique it was and I really loved the characters I have no idea why anyone would call Violet a Mary-Sue she is one of the best characters I have read about lately. I really love the characters especially Violet and Wyn I loved how their relationship developed from friends to more. These two characters have been through so much they are so self sacrificing for each other they would do anything so the other could...
  •  Vanessa B. ☽♡
    3,5 starsI loved the story and how original it was.. magical houses all over Great Britain and Europe, whose caretakers channel their magic and help the country thrive. Sounds great! The problem is that there was not backstory to this or to the characters and the narrative was a little repetitive. I liked Vi, but Wyn was the star of the story. Despite the fact that there were enough signs to suggest that he wasn't just another character, he wasn'...
  • Beth
    The premise in A Treason of Thorns is really compelling, but the writing is so weak that it never lives up to the promise of its premise. The characters make decisions that feel unfounded and so the plot feels disjointed and unconvincing. (view spoiler)[Going from seemingly not knowing of the princess’s existence to trusting her after a single conversation - not to mention the princess’s getting married in front of unimpeachable witnesses, ha...
  • Emma
    A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth4.5 / 5 avocados Read full review and more here!Thank you to the FFBC Team for allowing me to take part in this blog tour!.Hiya bookish people!.Okay, so, the concept of this novel? Amazing. The plot of this novel? Astounding. The execution of this novel? Excellent. Laura E. Weymouth has somehow created a plot I didn’t even know I wanted, and left me wishing more authors wrote about Great Houses and their ...
  • Madison Mary
    "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 fi...
  • Jennifer
    Set in an England where the Great Houses of the land have magic - like the actual brick and mortar houses - Violet has been brought up with the expectation of becoming the Caretaker of her house, Burleigh. A Caretaker's job is to put their House above everything else while managing the direction and intensity of the magic into the surrounding lands. When Violet's father is convicted of treason, he is sentenced to house arrest and Burleigh begins ...
  • Annette
    Laura E. Weymouth was one of the first authors who really gave me the feeling she understood depression and what it feels like. I was therefore very excited to read her second novel to see if once more she would surprise me with overwhelming emotions and a beautifully written character arc for the main character(s).And although I didn't end up crying, like I did with her previous book, I would say that this book totally lived up to the expectatio...
  • Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. This book absolutely enchants you. I honestly haven't read anything like it before. I think that the premise for this book is completely original. A story about what home can mean to someone, loyalty, and sacrifice. I really loved the tone of the story and the author's voice. The writing is lovely and I really appreciated the ...
  • Mackenzie Dering
    The story begins with a girl who is devoted to a magical house in England. After the father was accused of treason and sentenced to house arrest, Violet was sent away. She returns years later. When she arrives, she finds the house in disrepair. After being told she's to "cure" the house in a specific timeframe, Violet realizes the depth of her devotion to the sentient building and to those she loves. Violet begins to discover that her fate is not...
  • Joanna Meyer
    This book is lovely and fierce and brimming with heart, and I love it with all of mine. This book is lovely and fierce and brimming with heart, and I love it with all of mine. 💗💗💗
  • Stephanie
    This is a gorgeously magical book, with a fierce heroine whose voice I loved. Isabel Sterling is determined to save the House she loves - and the boy she loves, too - and I loved her strength and determination as well as the magical system in which the Great Houses of England are given literal magical powers and individual personalities (but also a subjection to the whims of the king that can BURN). The symbolism is fantastic, and the relationshi...
  • Celia McMahon
    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. ...