ARC Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Title: Sorcery of Thorns 
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Margaret K. McElderry Books via NetGalley 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: June 4th 2019

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.

***Thank you so much to Margaret K. McElderry Books and NetGalley for the chance to read and review Sorcery of Thorns.***

I am always a little disappointed when a highly anticipated book ends up falling short on me. From the moment I laid eyes on the cover of Sorcery of Thorns I just knew I had to read it. I was lucky when the publisher approved me on NetGalley for the chance to read and review this book pre-publication. (Please note that this review was written on: May 17th)

The idea behind this book was really interesting. I love the grimoires and how they were alive, how there were different levels and how the was a whole society who was dedicated to being their keepers. Other then that, Sorcery of Thorns really didn't have much to offer me. 

I liked Margaret's writing style and her writing flows nicely. But I strongly believe her characters could have used a bit more fleshing out. Elisabeth was the only character that was well fleshed out and rounded. I would have loved to see the characters on a more deeper level. Characters most of the time make or break or book for me and poorly developed characters really make it hard for me to enjoy a book. 

I am not saying that Sorcery of Thorns was a horrible book. It simply wasn't for me. I read a few other reviews after finishing this book and though it wasn't my cup of tea it is well loved by so many other readers. I do recommend you to give this one a shot, it is intriguing and it does have a slow burn romance (Which I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE!) 

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