Synopsis: Elisabeth has grown up and lived her whole life in the Great Library of Summershall, one of six libraries that houses magical books, but when someone is out to sabotage each library, she must try to find the culprit in order to save the kingdom.
I absolutely loved An Enchantment of Ravens, which I read earlier this year (review here), so I was really excited for Margaret’s next book, and it did not disappoint! I think she has such a talent for creating a magical and whimsical atmosphere. Sorcery of Thorns is different than An Enchantment of Ravens, but they have a similar atmospheric setting.
I thought the magical elements of this book were really cool! There was plain old sorcery, but there were also demons and grimoires, magical books of spells. The demons were really cool, as was the Otherworld that they originate from and the deals they could make with humans. The grimoires were all unique and honestly kind of creepy at times.
This book definitely felt more plot driven as opposed to character driven. I liked Elisabeth, but there was nothing that really felt unique about her. Although there isn’t much focus on Elisabeth as a character, there was a fair amount about her different relationships, as well as the relationships around her. I loved her and Nathaniel together, as well as both of their relationships with Silas.
I thought the plot was interesting and exciting. It definitely moved along at a fast pace, but it didn’t feel rushed at all. I think Margaret’s writing style would be well suited for a series because I do feel like there were more things I wanted to know about the world.
Overall, I thought this book was fun, exciting, magical, and just a little dark! I had a great time reading it! I am definitely looking forward to anything Margaret Rogerson writes in the future!