Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns

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"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481497619
1481497618
9781481497626
1481497626
9781481497633
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rog
Description: 456 pages : map ; 24 cm

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storskarve
Jul 14, 2019

This book is absolutely phenomenal. The writing is perfectly descriptive and so fun to read, the main character never gives up, the setting is so engrossing. This is a book in a magical world where the main character never gets powers!! There's a system of magical libraries full of living spellbooks, all with their own personalities. I absolutely loved every second of this book and can't wait for others to read it. The title and synopsis don't express anywhere near the amount of awesomeness this book contains.

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MissWrittenWord
Jun 28, 2019

A wonderfully adventurous romp through libraries that hold living grimoires! This was a book that quickly sucks you in and before you know it hours have passed! I loved the world building in this story!

DCLteens Jun 25, 2019

A Must-Read Young Adult pick. Fans of “An Enchantment of Ravens,” prepare for Margaret Rogerson’s next imaginative book! When apprentice librarian Elisabeth is implicated in sabotage that released the library's most dangerous grimoire, she becomes entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy that could mean the end of everything.

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kristenpfae
Jun 20, 2019

This was an amazing book! A lot of dark magic, action and just a touch of romance to lighten up the story! Also as a Library technician I loved the use of magical books, and magical libraries it was a dream come true!

bookcat51 Jun 10, 2019

Loved this book! This enchanting YA fantasy is truly magical. Like her first book, Enchantment of Ravens, this skillfully written book will appeal to both teens and adults.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 19, 2019

The bar set by Margaret Rogerson’s first book (An Enchantment of Ravens) was incredibly high, so I will note off the bat that I don’t think this quite measured up to that (for me, at least – your mileage may vary). However, that disclaimer out of the way, I will say that I found this to be fun, page-turning, funny, romantic, all-around smart fantasy – and the fact that it appears to be a standalone, rather than a series-opener, earns it some extra bonus points from me. I’m pretty sold on her as a writer and will undoubtedly be picking up whatever she writes next.

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Jul 15, 2019

The dedication of Margaret Rogerson's Sorcery of Thorns reads: "For all the girls who found themselves in books".

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