Sorcery of Thorns Readalong - Day #1

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Hullo BooksNBeyond fam!! *waves excitedly* Welcome to the first discussion of the Sorcery of Thorns readalong!! *throws confetti* Super SUPER excited for this one because SoT has been one of my favourite reads this year and I can't wait to see what you guys think! Grab your choice of beverage and let's get started!

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 1 to 6. So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-

     Let us all take a moment to appreciate that this is a book about books. Isn't that the dream?? Also these are grimoires that can come to life. I mean yes of course the Maleficts are scary and dangerous but BOOKS COMING TO LIFE?? Sign me up. Belle approves.

     That being said, The Book of Eyes really grossed me out?? Like actual eyes? I made the mistake of imagining it in my head and now it appears in my nightmares. Curse you overactive imagination!

     Also SUPER sad that the Director died? I so wasn't expecting it! I mean when I learny Elisabeth was an orphan, I kind of thought that the Director would be like mother to her, and kind of a "powerful-help-you-with-everything" figure like Gandalf/Dumbledore? I really would have liked to see more of her.

OMG I hate Warden Finch (I refuse to call him Director). Also he seems a lot like Filch from Harry Potter? Their names match, their character matches? They both want to whip the students / apprentices, are cruel for no reason and just so annoying!

     Okay so Magister Thorne. *leans forward* Are you not intrigued? I mean it was kind of cliche? Young looking powerful dude who the heroine thinks is dangerous? But this is the kind of cliche I can get on board with. 

     Okay omg Silas?? When he said this -

"No doubt you have heard that sorcerers bargain away their lives to demons in exchange for their power."

I was like OMG Silas is a demon?? I wish Elisabeth would realize that soon. I'm intrigued by how she's unable to process her thoughts about him. Is Nathaniel the one messing with her thoughts or Silas? 

-L E T    U S   D I S C U S S -

What do you think of the story so far? Which character intrigues you?

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Uma @books.bags.burgers  is a crazy albeit nice book dragon who when not decoding the human existence in secret labs, spends the day bemoaning her lack of pastel books and trying to make sure her TBR doesn't kill her overnight.


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  • The dedication made my heart flutter!!💕💕💕💕💕 I knew from that page that I am going to love his book!!!

    THIS BOOK IS THE DREAM!! Magic and libraries and grimoires…. Somebody help me enter this world!!!!

    Elisabeth is ME!! She dint need people… she had books!!! I am so loving her right now!!!!

    “Libraries are dangerous places” is one line I never thought I would hear!

    The Director was a badass and I NEED more of her!! She can’t simply die this soon!!!!

    The Book of Eyes creeps me out!!

    I love the fact that every grimoire has a character of its own… like some are petty and some love causing trouble and the one which would get pissed off if it’s not complimented every day!!! It is so cool!!!

    The ink-and-parchment smell🔥🔥

    NATHANIEL THORN! Love the name! This dude is super witty. I like him!! Give him more dialogues!!! And Silas!!😍😍

    So many characters for me to fall in love with!! NOT FAIR!!!✨🤩

    The sword named Demonslayer! How cool is that!!! I wanna see more of the sword too!

    I can’t wait to read more!!!!🤩

    • Belinda Smith