Sorcery of Thorns Readalong - Day #4

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Okay Day 4 of the readalong and the plot is getting intense people!!Grab your choice of beverage plus your weapon of choice and let's get started!

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 17 to 21. So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-

     OKAY SO CAN NATHANIEL JUST ADMIT THAT HE LIKES ELISABETH AND GET ON WITH IT? he's just being stupid but also adorable? But honestly, stupid.

     And omg his nightmares! I feel so sorry for him *sniffles* I'm glad he has Silas. Although Silas is a super contradictory character sometimes. He's such a grey character with a very different set of rules as to what is right. His character arc is super interesting.

     I loved how Elisabeth totally walked into Nathaniel's study/workroom and made herself at home there. 

     Nathaniel may currently be acting stupid but he does have the best dialogues.

"What do you want?," asked Nathaniel behind her, "I assume there's a reason you're inflicting yourself upon me."

     OMG THE MIRROR!!! What an amazing way of seeing more of Katrien! I just hope they can figure out a way to make the mirror work whenever. I'm also worried about Kat! I wonder what she's working on. Hopefully whatever it is works, because that girl gets the best ideas <3

     Also I felt Elisabeth got her job at the library too easily? Mistress Wick seems like a smart woman and I find it weird she has no suspicions about elisabeth hmmm. OMG I LOVE HOW  SILAS TURNED UP AS A CAT AND EL GAVE HIM THE CORNIEST NAME! 

-L E T    U S   D I S C U S S -

What do you think is going to happen at the library? How do you feel about Nathaniel and Elisabeth? 


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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  • Silas’s character keeps getting mysterious, intriguing and oh so amazing! I’m absolutely in love with Margaret’s writing style, it’s simple yet catchy.
    Nathaniel, just confess already! We all know, you like her! But they’re so cute, like how they glance at each other in the study room. Yes, even I felt like she got the job too easily, but she belongs amongst the books, grimoires, in the library.
    I so want to know what do they come up with against Ashcroft.
    Devouring this book like crazyyy. (Not that I’m complaining)

    • Krina Gudhka
  • Woah.. woah..
    I felt super sad after knowing Nathaniel’s flashback. He’s such a small boy.. I’m glad he’s Silas as a loyal company and friend and fashion designer 😁😁
    Silas has more scenes and dialogues with Elizabeth than Nathaniel. Right?? I wish El and Nat got more scenes together.. I hope they are in the upcoming episodes 💝💝💝
    And the scene when Silas turned into a cat.. OMG.. he was too cute in my imagination.. I wanted to rub the belly too..
    And the library job seemed easy to get.. I felt the same too..
    And the magic mirror is like the one in the original Beauty and the beast where the beast gives Belle a mirror to look her father..
    And I’m happy that Elizabeth has the demonslayer with her now..
    Excited to read the rest..

    • Sabarritha
  • First things first! How beautiful is the writing!!!! It really feels like I’m in the scene and I don’t even have to strain my brain to imagine it. And how does she manage to end every chapter in suspense? Like if I don’t read the next one, I’ll die. It’s getting hard to try and stop at the chapters according to the read-along schedule.

    Books that talk and have personalities of their own. Hell yeah!! Every time the book mentions a Grimoire, my heart skips a beat.

    Hopefully Nathaniel and Elizabeth will find their way towards each other soon. And also can Nathaniel get on with the plan of saving the world already. Like Please.

    Silas needs to calm down on the surprise entires. And when he becomes the white fluffy cat, I wish I had a cat😭 I’d totally name my cat Silas when I get one.

    Like a cherry on top, the amazing magic mirror. I would want to know more about that. Can’t wait to dig into the rest of the book.

    • Anushka Reddy Marri
  • I literally light up Everytime Silas is mentioned and I think that says for itself how much I like this character!
    The interactions with grimoires give me heavy Harry Potter vibes and I’m not complaining (heh).
    I honestly thought this mirror was going to tell us about Elizabeth’s herstory, but you know what contacting Katrien is good enough too! Ooh it’s getting exciting!

    Also the sexual tension between Nathaniel and Elizabeth kinda seems forced I mean yeah there’s not much of it but I still feel like it wasn’t needed UNLESS it’s a plot point which I guess I’ll find out as I read on. Okay I like the concept and how the story moving but some points disappoint me, like she just finds a job at the Royal Library? Lazy and super convenient? (Idk maybe it’s normal for protagonists to sometimes have luck in their favor but I don’t like it much).

    Cat!Silas (Sir Fluffington) is even more likeable! I do not care at this point if he’s a demon or Satan himself (not that I particularly hate Satan) but I love Silas! And Parsifal approving of cats is love! And we finally know what actually happened to Alistair and the deal between Nathaniel and Silas and it has TORN ME! I mean I still love Silas, he’s SUCH a well written character and this gives Nathaniel’s character some dimension as well! Ah I loved this chapter so much! This is good writing!

    WHAT kind of a stupid person would send the third class ten grimoire to a library that already had the other two when you know the sabetuer is turning them into monsters to attack people?! I understand it is the most secure library but it’s still a stupid decision. And I can’t wait for it to backfire.

    But things are getting interesting now, I can’t wait to read and discuss further! Also I love reading comments here coz sometimes there are things I didn’t notice and then I read it in a comment and I’m like OMG YAS! This is fun! Also I was literally waiting for Uma to post the story about the Day 4 discussion post with the phone in my hand it my life depended on it! 🙈

    • Rajnandini
  • I am much more intrigued in Silas his character is becoming more and more mysterious and grim , like their is a time when he inflicts this fatherly affection on nath and then watching over Elisabeth , but wait there is also this side of him that tries to scare off and sending chills down spine 💀👹 I can’t wait to see what unfolds in the end is it Silas the hero or Silas the villain 😈👿

    • Ankita