I liked this reimagining of old fairytales so much. The sea witch, the Minotaur, and the stepmother aren‘t the monsters you expect. The heroes aren‘t what you expect. And it‘s all set in the same universe as Bardugo‘s Grisha and Dregs books, which is some Marvel Movie-verse level world building. Also, it has beautiful illustrations.
“I have been sent to bargain with you.”
“The king has nothing I want.”
“Then perhaps you might show mercy freely.”
“My father [the king] never taught me mercy.”
“And can you not learn?”
Onto the next book in my #Grishaverse little readathon and I‘m so excited to dive into this book 🤩😱
I got this book last week! Incredible design! 😍 A beautiful hardcover book with dense pages, each of which is decorated with illustrations that develop with the plot, grow, spread across the page and add up to the big picture!
As beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside ♥️ While I wasn‘t a fan of ALL the stories, (as is to be expected with anthologies), the writing is gorgeous and the stories unexpected. I definitely want to check out the other Grisha books after reading this.
One of the stories is a dark reimagining of “The Nutcracker”. So very lovely!
I really love the stories and the perspectives, the writing, but it does start to drag near the end.
There are just some books you NEED to get in print and hardcover. Isn‘t this just utterly gorgeous?
This is a 5 star read! The Language of Thorns collects fairy tales from the Grishaverse, subverting expectations of traditional fairy tales, including tales loosely inspired by the Nutcracker & The Little Mermaid. And the illustrations gracing almost every page are worth paying equal attention to-- they grow & morph slowly into a full spread at the end of the stories & are full of gorgeous little surprises. Can't recommend enough for Grisha fans!
Reading a little more of this gorgeous book with my breakfast
My mom got me these adorable chocolate covered oreos for Easter
This book is beautiful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book of fairytales set in the Grisha world. Beautiful stories and beautiful illustrations.
Finally picked up my late bday present from the book store! I can't wait to binge all her books 🤗
What a beautiful book!
A good book, a soft blanket, and a cuddly kitty on my lap. Perfect evening. 💕
Silent book club reads!
Reading this literal beauty while I wait for a friend to loan me King of Scars
Such a lovely and intriguing book of fairy tales! I had a lot of fun with the pictures and the characters. I'd definitely recommend this as a little bit of insight into the Grishaverse.
1. I loved this collection of dark fairytales from the Grishaverse and the illustrations are even more stunning than the cover.
2. I have dentist's appointment. Romantic, right? 🙄
4. They actually thought I'd be a boy for quite a while. My mom wanted to name me Tom but my sister (who was 3 at the time) wanted Robert and they say they would have listened to her. 😁
5. On it! ❤️
Went to the bookstore today...
The rest is obvious.
The Grishaverse binge continues with this beauty as I wait (not so) patiently for my copy of King of Scars. I ordered the Illumicrate 'Saints & Scars' box and I can't wait to see what's inside. And read the book of course! 😍
This lovely candle was made by Book & Glow and was inside Illumicrate's first Grishaverse box, along with The Language of Thorns.
#LeighBardugo #TheLanguageOfThorns #Grishaverse #coverlove #bookishcandles #midnighttales
This book is beautiful. The stories in it are magical and the illustrations are just as beautiful as the stories inside.
I am in love with this book. Borrowed from library and definitely went out and found a hard copy. The art is gorgeous and the writing is lush and poignant. I found the characters and stories not only exciting and engaging but I identified heavily with so many aspects of what was happening. Magic and mayhem and adventure await. Can‘t recommend enough ✨
I forgot my book I‘m reading downstairs and this happened to be on the shelf of my nightstand. So far I‘m liking it.
My TBR for 2019 - Part 2
Leigh Bardugo is a master world builder and these short stories prove that just as well as her longer novels do. Her takes on several classic fairy tales are twisted and perfect and Sara Kipin's illustrations on every page are absolutely stunning.
Impossible to express how much I loved this book. I loved the way the fairytales felt like reading Snowwhite or Cindarella with a dark twist true to the Grisha world. You can read the book even if you've never read any of the other pieces from this writer and still you will enjoy it and fall in love with the way the tales flow and reveberate your heart. A stunning book that has become one of my favourites I read this year.
This is the problem with making a thing forbidden. It does nothing but build an ache in the heart.
- from When Water Sang Fire
If you have been foolish enough to wander from the path, it is up to you to make your way back to the road.
Love speaks in flowers.
Truth requires thorns.
Stunning cover. Beautifully illustrated. Magical stories. Leigh Bardugo‘s Grishaverse. What more could you ask for from a short story collection? Absolutely nothing, that‘s what. My favourites were The Witch of Duva and When Water Sang Fire, with Ayama and the Thorn Wood close behind. Any and every Grishaverse fan must read this 🖤💙🖤
I opened my package from the #thankfulforbooks swap and I was so surprised!! Thank you so much @catiewithac I loved everything! I can‘t wait to color in my new book! The thank you cards were awesome and the book you chose is more beautiful than I imagined! I am very thankful for our Litsy community and all the kind people I‘ve met here. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! #litsyswaps
Not usually a short story fan but I devoured this book! Loved it!
A beautiful book - I‘m so glad I got this one from the library instead of digitally. Now I want to go back and read Shadow and Bone again! My list of rereads might be as long as my tbr at this point 😂
I can‘t even explain how beautiful the illustrations are. Every element was designed with care, as I‘ve come to expect from the Grishaverse.
I loved this beautiful book before I even read the stories, then I loved it so much more. The fairy tales are of Zemeni, Ravkan, Kerch, and Fjerdan origin, the very wild Fjerdan one being my favorite.
And now I‘m finished with the published Grishaverse - patiently awaiting King of Scars!
Love ever word 😍📖 a highly recommend read and addition to any library especially loved the last story 😋📖
1) one of the current books I‘m reading 📖
2) 3-4 📚📖😝
3) not really... since it‘s been 80-90 degrees here 😳🔥☀️
4) Yes they are a must
5) Quite about introverts I felt it was more about the author and less about introverts
Starting this beautiful book today 😋📖
Six tales of enchanted forests, dangerous blood magic, smart talking animals and fairy tale creatures. Lovely book.
Read two stories and loving it so far. Fairy tale retellings with unexpected endings? Gimme!