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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?


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.


  • Suparna Dey

    I really am having Harry Potter vibes from this.Like I am reading History Of Magic in Hogwarts.And the book cover itself has a nice Slytherin vibe 😍…green and silver spine.And obviously Ashcroft reminds me a bit of Fudge,and the news paper of Daily Prophet.
    I am really in love with Nathaniel… please don’t take him anyone…he is the first book – boyfriend I got.And he is super cool😍.
    Elisabeth is really really the best character for me,not because she is lead,but because she is not that perfect,most beautiful kind of girl many books describe.She is almost like us,her reactions in the situations is really connectable.And she has courage like a soldier,a slight amount of fear like normal girls.
    The description of fiend and sorcery was really interesting.And I love the character of Silas,calm and composed demon ! Like Elisabeth I also had the idea of Demons to be “something else”.
    Looking ahead to next day….I have to suppress myself hard to hold my curiosity..and I am sad , because Nathaniel left Elisabeth 😔. Isn’t he going to come back????

  • Belinda Smith

    Katrien is a great friend!!! I wanna know more about their friendship!!

    Elisabeth telling him that she was trying to see if he had pointy ears🤣🤣 They are adorable!!!

    “I suppose some species do bite each other as a prelude to courtship”🤣 I like him!!!

    A carriage-chase!! This book keeps getting interesting every chapter!!

    Sorcery is like commanding an army. Becoming a God!🤩 – Loving this line!

    Such a wonderful action scene! The chasing, the fighting… so magical!!!
    I am already wanting a movie based on the book… too much?? 🙈🙈🙈

    Silas is so cool! But where was he during the whole carriage-chase??
    He reminds me of Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji!!
    Silas is so classy!!
    Nathaniel’s past is making my heart ache.. I want to know more about the relationship between Nathaniel and Silas! I want more!!!
    She is getting the chance to be a warden!!!✨✨✨ Yay!!!

    He left her!! So suddenly…. I said to the book “ No, come back!!!! You can’t leave like this”

    I am loving the dialogues!! Nathaniel and Elisabeth, Nathaniel and Silas…. they are so good!!

    I. NEED. MORE!!!

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