Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns

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 sabota...

Details Sorcery of Thorns

TitleSorcery of Thorns
Release DateJun 4th, 2019
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Sorcery of Thorns

  • chai ♡
    Perhaps the cruelest and kindest thing a good book does is make you believe you live inside it for the space of a few hundred pages. That you are a part of something, part of its world, not just skating around the edges, too tied up in yourself to join inand then it ends and the illusion winks out, like a snuffed flame, and youre left marooned, adrift, your head chilled in its absence.The real world takes a seat at the back, and Rogersons imagina...
  • Regan
    strong start weak finish tbh
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    I can't stop smiling. Margaret blows me away every time! Sorcery of Thorns is equal parts whimsical, flirtatious, and totally hysterical, while still managing to deliver a gut-punch of feels on more than one occasion. This story is an absolute blast to read, and kept me thoroughly entertained all the way through.First we have Elizabeth, a library apprentice of sorts. She's tall, fierce, yet has the gentlest of hearts. Time and time again, she cha...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    She wasnt a wielder of chains; she was a breaker of them. She was the librarys will made flesh. I never do this, but Im going to give you all a TL;DR for this review, just in case youre in a hurry and need me to get the point across quickly: This is one of the best books I have read in my entire life, and if there is any single book I could beg you to purchase this year, it is Sorcery of Thorns. Knowledge always has the potential to be dange...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    June Fairyloot Box! Well, here I am again with the same book 3 times! BUT, I'm trading in my green edition and keeping this stained Fairyloot Edition as well as the Purple Owlcrate edition. So it all worked out! Click the link under the picture to see the amazing goodies in this box!!FAIRYLOOT GOODIESJune Owlcrate Box. Well, I already have the book but this one has a purple cover soo.. keep them both! =D Click on link below the pic to see the goo...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell. I dont know about you, but I feel like Ive been looking for a story all about someone living in a library, surrounded by magical books, while also going on adventure after adventure, for my entire life. And I truly believe that not only did Margaret Rogerson give me that, sh...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    This is the YA Fantasy about libraries and living, breathing books that I didn't know I needed. Fell in love within like 20 pages and then ripped through the rest. Loved the characters, loved the ending, just loved it full stop. Silas was my favorite! Highly recommend.
  • jessica
    for all the girls who found themselves in books. yaaassss! we stan a fantasy queen who both acknowledges AND writes stories for us bookworms.
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Nooo! Nooo! Nooo! It cannot end like this! This book urgently needs a sequel. All those amazing characters already stole my heart and grew on me thats why I didnt want to let them go.There are too many things to adore about this story starting with a librarian heroine, Elizabeth who better connects with the magical world of books instead of forming a relationship with real humans. ( I agree to that book cannot make you pissed off so much and deva...
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    Guys, this book.....I WANT MORE.This book is Howls Moving Castles cousin and I was LIVING throughout it. Guys, this book.....I WANT MORE.This book is Howl’s Moving Castle’s cousin and I was LIVING throughout it.
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (3.75) I haven't kept up with the new popular YA Fantasy but I decided to give this one a shot.To be fair, I thought it was about fairies so... clearly I knew nothing about this.Magical books, libraries, interesting enough story and characters. I didn't care much for the romance but let's be real, I rarely do and it wasn't overwhelming. The ending (well last quarter of the book) was weaker in my opinion but it was a light, quick and fun read.If y...
  • Helena of Eretz ✰
    PHENOMENAL. Every criticism that I had with AEOR was fixed here... Instalove? Nope. The slowest of slow burns. Flat characters? Nada. All nuanced and well developed darlings. Nonexistent plot? More like a compelling and magical ride. I LOVED THIS. Margaret Rogerson is well on her way to becoming a new favourite author of mine. This was a follow-up novel done RIGHT. RTC!
  • Kat
    OK HERE'S A BREAKDOWN:stuff i liked:-just a really, genuinely fun read tbh. i honestly can't think of the last YA fantasy book that made me yELL the way this one did-silas, duh-nathaniel and elisabeth's relationship (separately, they were nothing special. but together?? delightful). I thought that enemies to lovers was executed well enough (even if it waaaas kinda fast, but anyway) AND Nathaniel was snarky and mysterious without being a complete ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    THIS BOOK SAID TALL GIRL RIGHTS!!!! THIS BOOK SAID BISEXUAL RIGHTS!!!!!Don't let this book fool you and let you think it's just another author trying to capitalize off of having the word "Thorns" in the title to appear like a Sarah J. Maas knock-off. This is my favorite book of 2019, and Sarah J. Maas should be SHAKING right now. I read this author's debut book, An Enchantment of Ravens, and hated it, so I was skeptical going into it. But I knew ...
  • chan ☆
    reading my twitter followers' most disappointing books of 2019
  • Chloe
    Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I loved it! The writing, the characters, the setting, the banter, the romance - I pretty much loved everything about this! It didn't quite reach the full 5 stars for me, but I had the best time reading it and I'm now super interested in reading An Enchantment of Ravens! “Knowl...
  • Cindy Pham
    I was wondering why I found myself underwhelmed throughout reading this book and I realize that it might be because I prefer Rogerson to write short, simple, romantic stories rather than trying to make a complex fantasy narrative. I appreciate the unique concept and world that she tried to convey, but I think there was a disconnect between that and the actual execution. I was aware of her intentions with the whimsical world building, snarky love ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I'm so bummed, because I had a paper where I noted my favorite quotes and corresponding page numbers tucked into my hardcopy of this book, but I seem to have misplaced it. 😿 No matter, I will carry on and you will now know that I had so many quotes I loved from this book and there simply wasn't enough room here to include them. Me, rushing to tell you all about this book:Sometimes, I think the entire experience surrounding a book contributes t...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    REASONS TO READ THIS INCREDIBLE BOOK:1. The MC is a badass, sword-wielding, book lover who grew up in a magical library.2. The love interest is a bisexual sorcerer who gives off major sexy slytherin vibes3. His best friend is a demon who sometimes turns into a cat.4. There's an ace side character (it's not on page but is heavily implied)5. The whole book is feminist AF6. It's set in 1824 in an alternate world 7. Parsifal is the CUTEST cinnamon ro...
  • Zainab
    Since this is one of the most anticipated book of the year and not a lot of people have read it, I am going to keep this spoiler free.The book started out great. We have our main character Elisabeth who is what most people would call 'innocent'. She isn't too smart- I mean I found her to be a bit too childish. Anyway, she's an orphan who works/lives in this Great Library and tries a bit too hard to impress her director.Then something happens and ...
  • arini ☆彡
    Unpopular Opinion Ink and parchment flowed through her veins. The magic of the Great Libraries lived in her very bones. They were a part of her, and she a part of them. I always thought booklice were a nuisance until I read this book, and Elisabeth made me wish I were one. Wouldnt it be awesome to wield a power much like the one she possesses? This book is a much appreciated tribute to all book lovers in the world. But that's exactly where the...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    THE REVIEW IS POSTED "But there is always more than one way to see the world. Those who claim otherwise would have you dwell forever in the dark." Wow. I haven't been moved by a book since ... I don't know ... months ago probably. This book was breathtaking. It was incredibly beautiful and so different than what I have ever read. What a fresh breath of air! and I even bought another copy of this book for my friend's birthday present and I had ...
  • Hamad
    This Review ✍ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷 Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell. 🌟 I do believe in second chances and I give every author 2 chances before deciding that their style is or isnt for me. I did not like Margarets debut AEoR and I predicted that its rating will decrease upon its release and that really happened. It has an average rating of 3.66 now. B...
  • a n i s s a
    She has done it again!! I loved An Enchantment of Ravens, Margarets debut, so I was so excited to read this and it did not disappoint! This was such a wild ride - beautiful writing, an epic story and charming characters (I cant decide who my favourite is). She has done it again!! I loved An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret’s debut, so I was so excited to read this and it did not disappoint! This was such a wild ride - beautiful writing, an epi...