Sorcery of Thorns Readalong - Day #2

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Okay Day 2 of the readalong and can we all agree that this book has one of the most intriguing premise ever?? Like it hooks us right in! Grab your choice of beverage and let's get started!

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 7 to 11 . So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-

     Okay Nathaniel Thorne is officially the cutest. I'm sorry but OMG I love this dude. I call dibs on him *heart eyes* I mean let's look at some choice quotes shall we?

"I'm not decent.," she explained, hugging her arms to her chest.
"That's all right," he replied. "I hardly ever am, myself."

I'm sorry but this so reminds me of Nikolai and I just am so here for the sassy dudes.

"I thought you didn't know how to drive a carriage," she shouted over the pounding of hooves.
"Nonsense," Nathaniel shouted back, "I'm a fast learner when properly motivated."

     Sorry but again, THIS SO REMINDS ME OF NIKOLAI AS WELL AS THORNE FROM LUNAR CHRONICLES? They even have similar names? 

     Anyway, point is I LOVES NATHANIEL THORN. You guys keep away from him *flashes swords and daggers*

     Soooo Silas. Damn that's one super interesting character. So he IS a demon but kind of a morally grey character? I love these kinds of characters who make me thoughful and have me questioning my own thoughts? 

     OKAY THE BANTER IS A+. I don't even need a plot. Give me 300 pages of Nathaniel and Elisabeth arguing. Throw in some eye rolls and sassy comments from Silas. I'll reread that book again and again. 

     Can we also appreciate Katrien? She's the best friend we all want. She STOLE a grimoire and SMUGGLED it into Elisabeth's luggage. Please can I get a Katrien? Best friend goals!

ACTION SCENES! Not all authors can do action scenes well. It's so difficult to make the action leap out of the book and Margaret Rogerson TOTALLY NAILS IT! when the fiends were attcking our favourite duo, it was so adrenaline pumping! Vivid imagery like I was watching a movie! Absolutely loved it and also the descriptions of Nathaniel's magic working is so wonderful.

OKAY BUT NO THORN CANNOT SHOULD NOT LEAVE!! Like OMG even when he was leaving, it was so sassy and classy (Hey I rhymed!) and I was like DUDE JUST COME BACK? I want more Nathaniel, silas and all the delicious banter.

-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.

12 comments

Bhagyashree Bhat

I am ABSOLUTELY LOVING how the story is progressing. I just want to read this book whole day long with no going to work or anything else to interrupt me from reading but unfortunately need to work to earn money to buy more books.

And OMG Nathaniel & Elizabeth..🤩
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I agree with you. I too can read a whole book with just conversations between those two. Love the sassy comebacks & dry humour.😎😏

Silas is such an interesting character & i cant wait to see how these characters & the story develops.

Also, I everytime any new character ia getting introduced into story i keep thinking could he/she be the killer?🤔

I think the suspense will kill me🤦‍♀😂
- Bhagyashree

Krina (justonemorepage__)

There is a lot that I have to say but I am so so tired.

How many of you think that we need some time to recover from book trauma?

I hate how hectic my schedule is and so today I won’t be waiting a big review. It’s almost 11:30 here and I have to wake up by 4:30.

But damn this book? Isn’t it freaking amazing? I somehow was sure Ashcroft was involved but the way it all came out.😱💚💚

I am so excited.
🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

The Demons.🙈😱

That fight. Oh damn. I love how fast paced it is. It may seem like I read only couple of chapters but there is so much in those chapters. I state it, I am in love with Silas. Nathaniel is totally a bae. I can’t wait to see them again. I am surr there is going to be again and it will be soon.

There is a lot that has happened and I cannot wait to read further. 💚

I may come back here with long comments tomorrow.😂🙈

Aishi Acharya

I knowwww! Nathaniel Thorn is so freaking badass and great! I am head over heels for this man here :3 And Ah. Can we take some time appreciate the genius Margaret Rogerson is when writing Action Scenes and the dynamics between Nathaniel and Elisabeth?! I am so here for them arguing staring dreamily at the blank space in front
And yes yes yes Silas! Oh my god! I have read the book and want to avoid spoilers but really, Silas is like my favourite mortally grey character ever! So well written. Ahhhhh.
Gimme more of Elisabeth, Nathaniel and Silas(do I even have to say? :3 :p )!
And how can we ever forget Katrien and tge fact that she STEALED, “STEALED” a GRIMOIRE and sent it to Elisabeth! Go girl go!
This book is just full of the best people ever! Badass. People. :3

Krina Gudhka

Silas is definitely a tricky character and I’m still not convinced of him. When the fiends attacked, the way Nathaniel and Elisabeth fought was not only brave but selfless. All I wanted was them to just embrace each other after that!

Why did he leave? Just get back already!

Katrien is an amazing friend, need more of her as well. Hopefully in the upcoming chapters she will try and smuggle out herself. I hope she does that.

Lastly, I kind of picture Nathaniel as Prince Caspian from Narnia. I don’t know why and I get it he’s much more older but I just do. 🙄❤️

Shatarupa Dhar

Our girl is nothing if not daring but, even I didn’t see that coming! She ran after biting him… Silas is definitely devious and sinister, no doubt about that, from devil to angel in a minute, hmm… I was hoping for the pointy ear reference to crop up, and there it was! Haha!

The second day of the readalong was a revelation, as far as Silas was concerned. And to hell with my romanticising grey hair, it left me feeling a myriad of emotions, and I feared more for Nathaniel’s mortality than Elisabeth’s. Though I was quite amused by Silas’ highborn demon lecture.

Ashcroft and Nathaniel’s discussion and then he leaves her there. Oh no, why??? More secrets are there… I kind of imagined Silas as a matchmaker at the end, “passed a glance between the two of them, as though he could see something between herself and Nathaniel”.

I too loved their banter and Nathaniel’s smart replies! Can’t, won’t let go of Nathaniel, he’s mine! And you’re right Uma, Rogerson has done a splendid job with the action scenes. I can just imagine a movie being made on this book!

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