Sorcery of Thorns Readalong - Day #3

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Okay Day 3 of the readalong and the plot is getting intense people!!Grab your choice of beverage and let's get started!

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 12 to 16 . So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-

     ASHCROFT! OMG some of you guys were right in the comments!! That sneaky, terrible, cruel *insert bad word of choice here*. To be honest, I wasn't expecting that from him. I have been naive *le sigh* BUT OMG I'M SO FREAKING ANGRY AND HIM AND LORELEI?? AND THAT WOMAN..no DEMON GIVES ME THE CREEPS!

      Okay pretty much all the people at the Ashcroft parties ugh! I hated how they talked about Nathaniel like he's livestock or something? It was super annoying and I was like "PEOPLE BACK OFF" They were just way too gossip-y for my comfort. 

     And I was starting to feel as hopeless as Elisabeth as days dragged on at the manor. It just felt so dreary and then the damn physician! The interrogations and OMG when Ashcroft finally stepped into her mind! I was super worried it was going to become an amnesia thing with Elisabeth losing her memories or something and I'm SO GLAD IT DID NOT GO IN THAT DIRECTION

     And oh I'm so glad Mercy helped her! I love it when random girls help out other girls when they don't even know them; in books and real life! I was so worried she was going to get sent to Leadgate!

I was so mad again when Elisabeth realized Finch had removed her from the records! He's just so EVIL.

BEST PART WAS SILAS FINDING HER AND YAAS HE SAVED HER. So yes he kind of did it for Thorn but okay HE SAVED HER! Also I absolutely love his sarcasm

"But presently I'm inconvinienced. My day's plans didn't include traipsing down a squalid alleyway to dispatch a handful of second-rate criminals. Not in a clean suit, and certainly not in a new pair of shoes."

I was like holding my breath and also laughing which sounds like an impossible feat to achieve I know...I'm multi-talented.

NATHANIEL IS BACK! HE HAS FEELINGS FOR ELISABETH ACCORDING TO SILAS AND I'M SO HAPPY. I SHIP IT. I WANT ALL THE BANTER AGAIN!

-L E T    U S   D I S C U S S -

Where do you think it's going? How do you feel about Silas? do you also hate Ashcroft and Lorelei?

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10 comments

Gargee Singh Bhadoria

I KNEW IT. I knew that chancellor Ashcroft was shady. And ofc he was behind the attack and is the BBEG. Maybe not THE BBEG. But I knew the moment he name-dropped the Director, he would be the bad guy. Can’t wait to see the overall extent of what he is cooking. Attacking all the great libraries and releasing maleficts.

Even when Silas is not in the scene, he gets interesting by the second. Lorelai feared him, which is saying something because why would a demon fear another of its kin.

I like how accurately the misogyny of old European times is displayed here. Of course Elisabeth is diagnosed with “hysteria” because she reads. And nobody wants to believe her because she is a woman. People will go head over heels in believing men over women, which is still true today. And of course, she is sent to a mental asylum because she is diagnosed with “female hysteria”. How her pleas for help from her old friends and acquaintances are rebuffed because a powerful man wants her to vanish. It doesn’t end there, the patriarchal and misogynistic world continues with those men harassing Elisabeth on the street. She runs and hides from them. These are all things that are reminiscent of real life and current times.

Silas and Nathaniel are BACK. I can’t wait see all these ominous things that Silas spoke of unfold. Also, someone take out the stick up Nathaniel’s butt.

Rajnandini

Oh it’s fascinating how much this world has common with our own I mean it’s marvelous how Margaret managed to blend sorcery, magic, demons and a whole other world into our own!

So this Ashcroft dude seems evil™️ and creepy! He is the President Snow if this story! Elizabeth was totally being foolish trying to tell the physician appointed BY the Chancellor about what she overheard (classic protagonist much?)

Oh but Elizabeth grows more interesting! She can avoid the influence (glamour) of demons! I need more info on that and how she does that! She has an interesting lineage perhaps and i can’t wait for it to be revealed!

Okay so these Matron and her goonies are the tell-tale evil kind of characters, I don’t know if they’ll develop or even appear again later but right now it feels like lazy writing.

This is so much like Winternight when it comes to sexism! SO MUCH! Also, NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH’S HISTORY! Aargh!

And, Silas is my favorite till now by far!

Bhagyashree Bhat

I had the feeling that Ashcroft is going to be the bad guy. His kindness seemed very showy since the start. But why is he doing all this? I want to know what is he wanting to achieve from attacking all the libraries. Cant guess the motive. 🤔 N Lorelei she is more creepy than the book of eyes definitely😳

Mercy to the Rescue! Thank you girl! You are the best. I mean risking yourself & your job to help a random person is something great. 🤗❤

Silas & Nathaniel are BACK! YAYYY!
Silas is just so Cool. I know he is a demon & they are not exactly the good guys but he is pretty cool for a demon.
I have so many questions in my mind right now especially about Silas & Nathaniel. Like what is the bargain between those two. Are they friends or juat servent & master or something in between. What family legacy are they talking about & what is the mystery behind Nathaniel’s past? I want to know everything now & have absolutely no patience.🙈

And and and… Nathaniel has feelings for Elizabeth!! 🤩

- Bhagyashree💕

Belinda Smith

Nathaniel believed in her!!! It makes me so happy!!!

Ashcroft was behind the fiends!!!!He wanted her here… he is behind the attack in Summershall?!?! I am very puzzled!
“There must be no more surviving witnesses”!!!
Does he want to kill her or not????
OH GOD! She almost told him that she knew a sorcerer was behind the attack!!!!
He is a bad dude!!! Lorelai gives me the creeps!!!!
She is stuck there !!! NO!!
Ashcroft is awful!! Thank god that Elisabeth is immune to Lorelai…

Mercy, my gal!!!! Go girl power!!!🔥🔥🔥 I am loving all the ladies in this book!!!! They are so damn strong!!!

SILAS TO THE RESCUE!! I am ecstatic… I am such a fan of the way he speaks!!! Such a well-spoken demon!! He keeps reminding me of Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji (whom I LOVE💕💕💕)

Nathaniel has feelings for her!!! Silas is standing upto him for Elisabeth… kinda… I am so psyched to see what comes next!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Suparna Dey

I absolutely hate Ashcroft.He is so cruel.And I loved the way Elisabeth spoke to the Codex.Silas is really interesting character as a demon.And I am angry with Nathaniel the way he is ignoring her,but maybe he has his own reasons.
I swear I felt like getting in the book and kill that physician.. what did he say? “It’s quite common among women who read novels”. How dare he call us mad for reading books ,😠.
I couldn’t resist the urge so I read A few pages more than the schedule but I am not going to spoil it for anyone.😁

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