Sorcery of Thorns by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on June 4, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Owl Crate (Personally bought)
I would give this book 4.5 for a review.
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.
I really enjoyed this read. It was fast pace magic themed historical fiction novel. I was immediately captured by the world building focused on the library system. I also thought he author did such a good way of explaining the world building in an easy to understand way. I felt immediately connected to the main character and really was invested in her storyline from page one. I liked how the romance developed through the novel and it had some laugh out funny moments. For me the highlight of this read was the magic system and the world building system. I also thought all the characters were so fleshed out and though the mystery was so well crafted. I really hope we get a book 2, in this series!