Sorcery of Thorns || YA Fantasy At Its Best


Title: Sorcery of Thorns
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Page Count: 464 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ .5
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo







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.




It’s been awhile since I’ve read a YA fantasy and really enjoyed it. Looking at my Goodreads… since January. It’s now May. Definitely awhile. But I’m so happy to let you all know that I really liked Sorcery of Thorns!
I had a feeling going into this one it would capture my attention because I loved Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens. With Sorcery I was really impressed with the twists and turns. There was a lot that happend that I wasn’t expecting. With YA I find authors like to take similar paths for their characters, especially with YA fantasy. But this one kept me on my toes!
Another really neat aspect to this book was the main character! She was tall! I never realized before this story how often female YA fantasy heroines are short. I loved that she was tall, it was such a different perspective. I also loved that she had a short friend too (hahah, I can relate to that, I’m always the short friend). Really awesome to see different body types portrayed! 🙂
The magic was fleshed out and I liked that there was some necromancy thrown in there and demons! The chracters in this book are all different shades of grey and that’s my favourite kind of character. All in all this is such a great standalone and I hope to see more from Rogerson!
**Thank you IndigoTeen for sending me the ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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  1. Ohhhh I really want to read this now 😀
    That cover totally caught my eye since it got out and now I keep hearing good things about the book! Like you, it’s been a while since I read fantasy that I REALLY loved so I think I’ll be reading this next! Thanks for the recc! 🙂

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