Flamboyant, buoyant!!! Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 5 stars Review and Blog Tour

Synopsis

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.

Review

5 flamboyant stars!

Oooh how I loved that story! It felt exhilarating!

I have so much to say and praise about that book that I might be bossy, sorry but not sorry, trying to MAKE you READ it!

I liked An Enchantment of Ravens but I adored Sorcery of Thorns!

 

Honestly this book is so many things!

First I bow low to Margaret’s imagination because I loved reading about a world where Great Libraries held grimoires who snored while sleeping, complained, laughed or had to have their spines massaged by apprentices when they got a special flu!

This was so original!

Not to forget gargoyle coming to life and stone angels awakened by sorcerers to join the battle and defend said libraries!

And I am not even mentioning the book lice being extra fat and hard to kill when they feasted on enchanted grimoires!

So the first thing to praise was the world building!

Imaginative, enchanting and so vivid!

 

Second I absolutely adored the balance between gravity and humor in this book!

Some of the first moments that made me smile was when the heroine, Elisabeth Scrivener, orphaned abandoned at the entrance of a Great Library and raised among very alive grimoires was retelling that the first time she had seen a normal book she thought he was dead because he made no noise nor movement! So delicious!!!

Then of course or sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn is a master at irony and sarcasm.

Always unruffled even in dire circumstances he had the best come backs! He reminded me of Jace Wayland or …….

“Why are you looking at me like that?” he inquired. “You used a demonic incantation to pack my stockings!” He raised an eyebrow. “You’re right, that doesn’t sound like something a proper evil sorcerer would do. Next time, I won’t fold them.”

What also added humor and comic moments was the knack of Elisabeth to always jump head first into compromising situations! Like making fall an entire book shelf on the sorcerer she covertly and discreetly tried to spy on just to end falling on him and grabbing his surprisingly soft hair to test a theory and make sure he had or had not pointed ears! It’s for science you see…

 

Third I fell hard for the magical battles, the heroics, the constant action and exhilarating acts of bravery! I felt emboldened and energized just reading about Elisabeth’s high feat and courageous actions. I barely kept myself from shouting something along “Take that evil monster!” in the midst of fellow commuters on the train. No doubt it would not have been welcomed to rouse them from their sleep while on our very early morning trip to work!

 

Fourth I loved the character’s growth and their evolution.

How Elisabeth, raised in a Great Library and sworn to protect grimoires, not to ever dabble in magic because sorcerers are evil came to realize through that story that not everything is clear cut. That all sorcerers are not evil, that not all magic is bad nor all demons are enemies. That maybe her purpose lies in something other than making sure that grimoires are trapped and well guarded.

Nathaniel too will learn to trust. He will learn to overcome his personal fears of what he might turn into one day.

And Silas…without spoiling your fun he will also change.

 

Honestly I can’t recall the last time that I read about a book with magic and sorcerers and had so much fun! Not since reading Harry Potter I dare say! I know JK Rowling is the queen but Margareth Rogerson did a dang fine job in entertaining me in the best sense of the word! I’ve been simply swept off my feet and catapulted in a heroic and magical world!

If you love fantasy reads just read it!

I want to say a huge thank you to the publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books from Simon and Schuster for reaching out to me and offering this copy of the book! It had no influence whatsoever on my always honest review and it’s been a real pleasure!

Do you love stories with sorcerers? Do you plan to read it?

 

And as for once I am part of a blog tour for a “traditionally published” book, you’ll get the author’s bio and the dates for the other tour’s participants!

 

Author Bio

Margaret Rogerson is the author of the New York Times bestseller An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Miami University. When not reading or writing she enjoys sketching, gaming, making pudding, and watching more documentaries than is socially acceptable (according to some). She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, beside a garden full of hummingbirds and roses. Visit her at MargaretRogerson.com.

 

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 27 – Alexa Loves Books

Tuesday, May 28 – The Novel Knight

Wednesday, May 29 – Adventures of a Book Junkie

Thursday, May 30 – Awkwordly Emma

Friday, May 31 – Mel to the Any

Monday, June 3 – The Fox’s Hideaway

Tuesday, June 4 – The Starry-Eyed Revue

Wednesday, June 5 – The Bookish Beagle

Thursday, June 6 – Super Space Chick

Friday, June 7 – Flying Paperbacks

Monday, June 10 – Bookshelves & Paperbacks

Tuesday, June 11 – Nightly Reading

Wednesday, June 12 – Novel Heartbeat

Thursday, June 13 – Hammock of Books

Friday, June 14 – The Everlasting Library

Monday, June 17 – The Eater of Books!

Tuesday, June 18 – Beware of the Reader

Wednesday, June 19 – This Dark Material

Thursday, June 20 – That Artsy Reader Girl

Friday, June 21 – SimplyAlly Tea

 

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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16 Replies to “Flamboyant, buoyant!!! Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 5 stars Review and Blog Tour”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves! says: Reply

    I just got this one in my June Owl Crate!! YAY!! I can’t wait to read it! It’s so lovely.

    mary

  2. Great review! I’ll have to check this read out.

  3. Great review, Sophie! I thought I’d requested this book from NetGalley, but now I’m thinking I didn’t. Need to add to the TBR.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I hope you’ll get the chance to read it Teri!

  4. Oh my gosh, I really need to read her books. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a world with sorcerers, at least a year I think, and this sounds like the perfect book to jump into!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I think you’d love it Jen!

  5. This sounds fantastic from A to Z! I’m glad to hear how much you loved this. And I love hearing that there was excellent character development here! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Lashaan! I think that this could be one you’d like you know … 😉

  6. Fantastic review, Sophie! I’m glad you loved it so much! I can’t wait to read it for myself!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven! And I can’t wait for you to read it!!

  7. Geez, this book has been on my tbr FOREVER! I’ll have to make an effort to actually read it, thanks for the great review Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Katie! I hope you’ll love it!!

  8. I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but you sold me! lol

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      That pleases me so much Jacquie!!

  9. I cant wait to read this! Fab review!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Caro!!

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