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Sorcery of Thorns
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeers Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcerymagical 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 librarys most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeths 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 shes been taughtabout 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.
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ReaperOfTerrasen
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#AlphabetGame #LetterS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It took some thinking, but this one edged to the top.
Runners Up: Six of Crows, Sword of Summer (first book bought 10/15/15), Scythe, Shadow and Bone, Serpent & Dove...so many others ...
I changed the tagged book more than a few times, tough one. Lol

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2mo
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kezzlou85
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Oops forgot to post my final results for #JoysOfJune. Went pretty well in the end. Finished three books and chunk read of a couple more. Around about 26 hours all in. Helped ease my slump no end.
@Andrew65

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kezzlou85
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This was an interesting read. I love a book that focuses on books. The plot is steady until close to the end when it really picks up. The ending was good and tied the story off well. The characters are well written and likeable especially the lead. A good fantasy read. 4*

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kezzlou85
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Two days into #20in4 and its going okay. Not the best times but I'm reading which is a good start. Just a picture of the beautiful skies over Norfolk on Friday whilst i was reading.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Still doing well 😊 4mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. 4mo
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kissmehardy
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Just as good on a #reread. If you miss Jace Herondale, may I recommend Nathaniel Thorn? I also recommend this if you're in need of feral librarians. #yafantasy

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VeraNyx
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The world building and magic system in this book was amazing. The romance was a subplot and was not distracting to the story at all. Miranda was a strong female character that didn't need rescuing. Silas was my absolute favorite. I love the chemistry that Miranda, Nathaniel, and Silas had. The end though.. I need a least a novella more on Silas!!

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Day 1

::Books of January 2021::
•Favorite Book of January '21: Sorcery of Thorns
°Ninth House (a very near second.)
°Fable
°Lore
°Circe
°KotW

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Kenyazero
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My husband gave me this book last year for Hanukkah, & it took me forever to finish! Overall, it‘s a fun book that features librarians as powerful fantasy heroes, & magical books. It felt like reading a fan fiction of the manga Black Butler because of Silas & the flow of action. There were a few things I didn‘t enjoy related to YA tropes I didn‘t like as a teen, & the whole “sorcerers are evil” felt incredibly forced. #BooksAboutBooks #Librarian

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Kenyazero
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It's time for another #Readathon from @Andrew65 ! Here are my goals for #NovelNovember:

🟩Finish Sorcery of Thorns📖
🟩Start a graphic novel💥
🟩 Finish Ace of Spades 🎧
🟩Start a new audiobook🎧
🟩Catch up on 5 reviews 📝

Bonus goals:
🟩Start and finish The Girl from the Sea 💥
🟩Start and finish The Sprite and the Gardener💥
🟩Read 3 Nat Geo articles 📄
🟩Reach 50% in Cinderella is Dead 📖

Andrew65 Great to have your with us, good luck 😊👍 11mo
Kenyazero @Andrew65 Thanks! I look forward to your choose your own challenge marathons every month. 11mo
Andrew65 @Kenyazero The highlight of the month for me too. 11mo
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kissmehardy
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Everything about Elisabeth and Nathaniel's vibe was my favorite. Love these two feral kids and their accidental quest to save the world. #yafantasy

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Kenyazero
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Taking advantage of the beautiful weather to read outside! #Outdoors #ReadingOutside #Cat

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Kenyazero
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Left my book on the arm of the futon. It's a chin rest now. #Dog #Pets #Pomeranian #InterestingUsesForBooks

jeannasser This is the most adorable picture I‘ve seen all day 🥰 my dog does the same thing whenever I leave a book on my bed 😂😭 (edited) 13mo
Kenyazero @jeannasser Aw! That‘s adorable! ♥️ 13mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 13mo
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Kimberlone
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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I ended up really enjoying this book. It didn‘t fall into a lot of the YA trope traps that have become so ubiquitous. Magical books and libraries are a prominent feature of the plot, which is what drew me in initially. One criticism is that the battle/fight scenes in the final third of the book did bore me, and I found myself skimming a lot through that section. I was glad the book ended definitively and doesn‘t signal a sequel/series.

Asthecroweflies Have you read her book Enchantment of Ravens? It‘s really good 14mo
Kimberlone @Asthecroweflies I haven‘t but I definitely want to check it out now! It‘s not available from my library unfortunately:( 14mo
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DakotaWilde
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Well this was super cute. I loved her affinity for libraries and books 🥰.

DimeryRene This is my kind of weekend vibe. ☕️📚 14mo
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Kimberlone
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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I am reading and wining and my bf is video gaming, while we wait for the chili on the stove to cook down. Making one of his favorite meals for the weekend: chili mac!

Tamra Yum and that sounds like a great Saturday evening! 14mo
Kimberlone @Tamra still afternoon in our time zone, and we are planning on going to the movies tonight after dinner. This will be only the second time since the beginning of the pandemic. We are very excited 😊 14mo
Tamra @Kimberlone woot! 14mo
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Tera66 Sounds like a party to me! 14mo
paulfrankspencer I was under the impression that you had to use Hormel chili for chili mac. 14mo
Kimberlone @paulfrankspencer no way, this was homemade chili that you just add macaroni to cook at the end. 14mo
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Kimberlone
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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I was worried this would be generic, tropey YA, but so far (25% in) I am quite liking the stories and characters. It was available to borrow immediately on Libby, so I thought I would give it a chance. I hope it continues to keep me engaged! #currentlyreading

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I found the plot predictable and the romance forced and unconvincing. I had some hope for a romance between Silas and Elisabeth—now that would have been surprising and interesting—but that was pretty clearly not going to happen.

From my #newyearwhodis list from @AbigailJaneBlog and was also my July #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my list for a while but I still haven't gotten to it. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly @TheAromaofBooks A lot of people really liked it so maybe you will too! 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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I‘m loving the setting of this but… not really anything else so far. I keep rolling my eyes at the endearingly clumsy protagonist and the mysterious, hot sorcerer. I am, however, trying to give the sorcerer a better chance… it‘s not his fault I thought he was going to turn out to be a woman.

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Lucy_Anywhere
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Mehso-so

A genuinely fun YA fantasy which started strong with likeable characters, interesting world-building, and the promise of a cute romance. But it lost steam in the middle as the plot started to plod and everything started working out exactly as the main characters needed it too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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iread2much
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❤️ Great narration, an interesting world and great characters. I am going to buy this eventually, it was that good. 5 stars. Raised in a great library and to believe that all sorcery is evil, Elisabeth must work with a sorcerer from one of the darkest families to save the libraries and save the world. Full of dangerous books, libraries with dungeons and lot of complicated politics, the romance is a balanced relationship among the strong plot. 5/5

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Johanna414
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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This was a gift from @Branwen for a Valentine‘s Day swap and OMG am I glad you chose this book!! I enjoyed every page, and it was so nice to be able to sink into a fantasy without having to invest in a whole series! I‘m literally taking it into work tomorrow so I can force my best friend to read it next 😂

Johanna414 @TheAromaofBooks this was my April #doublespin book 😁 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I've been meaning to read this one for a while! 1y
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Johanna414
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Seasonal allergies have Nina feeling a little under the weather, and boy is she clingy! She's spent the last hour sitting on me while she watches Phineas and Ferb and I sneak a few pages in here and there...

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Johanna414
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Starting an #audiobook and playing with some new books today! #librariansoflitsy #teachersoflitsy #schoollibraries

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Johanna414
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I almost forgot to open this today!! Thank you SO MUCH @Branwen - I can't wait to read this book and dig into my treats! #bookcupidswap
@candority thanks for hosting such a fun swap! ❤

candority Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 What a great package 😍 2y
Branwen Yay! I'm so glad you like everything! Happy Valentine's Day! 📚💖❤📚💖❤📚💖❤ 2y
Johanna414 @Branwen I'm actually drinking some of the tea right now! 😊 2y
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ReaperOfTerrasen
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Nathaniel: “You unmanageable, contrary creature. You have made me believe in something at last. It feels as wretched as I imagined”

Elisabeth: “You wouldn‘t like me if I were manageable.”

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ThePageantHam
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A tall, clever, strong orphan girl raised in a library full of magical books? A bisexual sorcerer with a wicked sense of humor and a sexy silver streak in his hair? Moral ambiguity and inaccurate reputations for days? Yeah, I'm in. I had to listen to the second half of this on 3x speed to finish it in time for a book club, which was less than ideal, but even so I really loved it, and it works well both in physical book form and audiobook form. 🥀

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Hestapleton
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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My favorite of my #newyearwhodis list so far!!! Magic, books, libraries, demons = Hannah is in love! This is the perfect magical story for a book lover and it was super refreshing to read fantasy that WASN‘T part of a series! So glad @jinxmoon put it on my radar!

jinxmoon aaaw so glad you liked it! 2y
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 5 books this week - 2 on audio. I got a Nintendo Switch, so the only way I can justify playing is by listening to audiobooks 😂

In progress - Reading The Huntress, about 100 pages in and liking it so far. And listening to Tuesday Mooney on audio

#WeeklyForecast - hoping to read another #NewYearWhoDis book for Jan, but I still have a bunch I plan to read in Feb

Cinfhen I like your reasoning 💓💓💓 2y
Bookishlie Hmmm. So you like Tuesday? I started it and put it down but may pick it up again.... 2y
Laughterhp @Bookishlie It‘s okay. It‘s weird and the different POVs are odd. It‘s easier listening but I may have had a different opinion if I was reading. 2y
kspenmoll I listened to the Huntress & enjoyed it thoroughly! 2y
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Laughterhp
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Wow! I did not expect to like this book so much! I probably would have never picked it up if not for @rachelsbrittain and #NewYearWhoDis

It has everything. A stand alone fantasy novel, sorcery, magic, libraries, magical books and a badass women wielding a sword. I‘m so glad I read this book. It did also have a romance, but it wasn‘t too annoying. I liked Elisabeth and Nathaniel.

#BookSpinBingo - finally have a bingo!
#JoyousJanuary

rachelsbrittain Yay I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! This one really took me by surprise with how much I loved it, too 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Jas16 I really liked this one too 2y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
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Hestapleton
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Happy day 1, my fellow slumpers! I‘m exhausted and can‘t focus for crap - getting some blood work done later to rule out some health conditions - so I‘ve pulled up my current audiobook and I‘m trying to make some progress on a back burner work project I‘ve neglected too long. #slumpathon

IndoorDame I hope everything is ok! Audiobooks are the best distraction for waiting on something❤️ 2y
Laughterhp Hope everything‘s okay. I‘ve started reading this book in print today. 2y
Hestapleton @Laughterhp @IndoorDame nothing too serious! Just going to run some labs to check my thyroid and vitamin levels to see why I‘m so tired, cold, and headache-y all the time. (edited) 2y
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mylilbooknookx
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One of the many #newbooks I received from #BarnesandNoble! I‘ve been eyeing this for a while now and I‘m so happy to finally add it to my shelf! 😍
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#sorceryofthorns #margaretrogerson #newbook #youngadultfantasy #youngadult #fantasy #beautiful

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Kenyazero
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I‘m very excited to read this lovely book my husband gave me for a hanukkah!
I‘m adding it to my #DashingDecember reading goals: ~40 pages of this per day!

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Vee_Bookish
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Taking a break until 2021, see you then!

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I‘ll just start with: I loved this book. Librarians with swords? I‘m hooked. But I think the most impressive aspect of this book was that Rogerson resisted the pressure to make it into multiple books. I could easily see where this could be a trilogy, but I loved that she realized it didn‘t need to be. The world was fully realized, the characters interesting & dynamic, the magic system made sense, and all in one book. Highly recommend.

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ShelbyA7
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Book #30 - It read a bit younger than I expected, which makes me think I‘d have enjoyed it more if I‘d read it when I was younger. I did love the library/grimoire vibes and it had an interesting take on magic. In a weird way, it reminded me of reading the first Harry Potter book - the adventures they got into.

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I REALLY love the worldbuilding of this standalone book; with the Grimoires and Great Libraries? Amazing. I love Nathaniel's response to everything that remotely inconveniences him is sarcasm, Elisabeth's stubborn hardheadedness and love to protect the Grimoires and Nathaniel? Let's not forget Silas' complete lack of interest with everything and anyone but Nate and Lis.

Overall — would 100% reread

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Once and Future Witches and Plain Bad Heroines

2. Sorcery of Thorns

3. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

#weekendreads

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asterese
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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A mysterious death to start things off, an innocent name to clear, a conspiracy to discover and untangle, a lot of magic, and discovering that the world outside of a library was bigger than one could imagine. This was my kind of story.

I did feel that there were too many metaphors employed in telling the story though.

But this was still a very good read, and difficult to put down once I really got into it.

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asterese
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"Elisabeth lit up. 'Grimoires,' she breathed, even more delighted than before.

Nathaniel's expression grew odd. 'You like this place?'

'Of course I do. It has books in it.'"

CaffeineAndCandy ❤❤❤ 2y
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HufflepuffBruja
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Finished in Sept. 2020
#SorceryofThorns⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#IgnitingDarkness (#CourtingDarkness 2)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#AdulthoodisaMyth (#SarahScribbles 1)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#HerdingCats (SarahScribbles 3)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#FantasyFromAsiaAndTheAsianDiaspora #ATordotcomNovellaSampler⭐⭐⭐⭐
#QuietGirlInANoisyWorld⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TheWorriorsGuideToLife⭐⭐⭐⭐
#BirdBrain ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TwiceKilledKatherine (frm #TalesfromtheHinterland, #TheHazelWood)⭐⭐⭐⭐
#IntheHallwiththeKnife (#Clue 1)⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sept fav: Sorcery of Thorns

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Lunarstar27
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I love this book so much. The characters where amazing the writing was phenomenal

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rachelsbrittain
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What. A. Book. Magical libraries. Sorcerers. Demons with hearts of gold. Sword wielding heroines. Bisexual love interests. Its everything I want in a book so I can't believe it took me this long to read it. Please don't sleep on this phenomenal read. Trust me when I say, you need it in your life.

5 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

HOTPock3tt Wow! What a review! I‘m going to place a hold on this at the library. It sounds amazing! @rachelsbrittain 2y
rachelsbrittain @HOTPock3tt ah yay I'm so glad the review convinced you to place a hold! I'll be excited to hear what you think!! 2y
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TheReadingReceptionist
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I really enjoyed this one. The audio book was amazing i could not stop listening to it. The main characters are so cute and so funny. you really grow with them and youre able to see how they become stronger together.

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TheReadingReceptionist
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

im back and it feels great 😊🔥🔥 this book is good

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Kylee222
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I loved this book. I love the action! Fantasy and mystery filled too!

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alessandrafn
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So... The cover is smaller than the rest of the book, which is a bit weird but okay. Haven't read much but so far, so good.

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TheBookKeepers
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Finished! Also here‘s my update for @MonthlyBookClub #mbcgiveaway9 #mbcreadathon

MonthlyBookClub Entered💚💚💚 2y
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TheBookKeepers
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MonthlyBookClub Got your entry for check in 5! 2y
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