Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I started reading this book because it came highly recommended by several readers and writers on TikTok and Instagram. I’m always suspicious of hype but since this one was a standalone I figure I had nothing to lose.
And dang, am I glad I read it.
Even though this a YA fantasy set in a historical-looking era it has a definite MG ring to it, not sure why (it might just be me). But it works.
The character arcs are wonderful and so well done, especially that of Silas, the demon. The budding romance between Nathaniel and Elisabeth is well done and very sweet. The world created by the author is believable and rather original. And the fact that the whole story revolves around libraries filled with books (grimoires) with a life of their own is just the cherry on top.
Highly recommend it to anyone (YA or adult) who loves a good fantasy adventure.