Sorcery of Thorns Readalong - Day #5

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Okay Day 5 of the readalong and it is getting so dark!!!!Grab your grimoire, sword and let's get started!

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 22 to 27. So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-

     Okay at first when Parsifal asked Elisabeth if she was THE Elisabeth i was like O SHIT! OMG EL MAINTAIN POKER FACE!!!!

     But of course she didn't! Anyway I'm glad Parsifal is super sweet and I love how his brain worked. Secret mission? I was like it's a secret mission all right but the allegiance does not lie where you think it does lol! Parsifal is so adorable!

     OMG PRENDERGAST!! GAAAAHH I wish he'd just trust Elisabeth but I mean I get why he won't trust anyone! But really he ought to start seeing reason! Ashcroft WILL find a way in...I am super worried!

     BUT OMG WHEN THE CODEX TRANSFORMED INTO A MALEFICT? I was so freaking out but lol when Nathaniel came in I started to giggle at his words. 

"And who's this? A friend of yours?"

     He is SO sassy! Also he does really care for Elisabeth! I know it feels like it's too soon but I do love them together ahhhh...I WAS SO GLAD WHEN HE LET HER STAY AND THEN AGREED TO HELP HER HEHEHE! Also I love how when he calls her a menace, it just sounds cute lol! My heart was all-

     LOVED the meeting between Nathaniel and Kat and how they talked. ALSO OMG I LOVE KAT'S EXPLANATION OF HOW EL IS A TRUE CHILD OF THE LIBRARAY! Makes sense! I mean all those books do have powers and the exposure to them has 'altered' El in some ways? I think it's kind of an unique explanation in fantasy. 

     OKAY EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED FROM THE BALLROOM TO END OF 27??? I am dead. that was a lot to take into in three chapters! I was just reading crazily and gasping and going "NOOOOOOOOO"

I mean THAT DUEL?? The moment it started, I was like


     Nathaniel's house let in Elisabeth and that really warmed my heart. Also I love how the moment he finds out Silas went back to the Otherworld, his reaction is akin to "I'd be lost without my butler, let's get him back" Just <33 AND HE IS BACKKKK

-L E T    U S   D I S C U S S -

What do you think is going to happen with Silas? And Ashcroft? 


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.





  • Rajnandini

    You know what I like? I like the Elizabeth was sleepy after having stayed up 2 nights. Why don’t we see other characters do that more often. They’d be out and about being themselves with 2 hours of sleep and it never catches up to them!

    Um so this just occureed to my ehile reading about Liz reading the Codex that Ashcroft couldn’t decipher it and we were told earlier that the book Baltasar wrote could only be read by his descendants so maybe if Liz can read the Codex she MIGHT be a descendent of Prendergast. Which would explain some stuff!

    Okay I don’t know what transporting into a book does to the body left behind but a candle rolling over and transforming the Codex into a Malefict is exactly the kind of bad luck I was expecting. Also not to mention this whole revelation about Prendergast is quite interesting, what was he hiding/protecting that he had to go to such extreme lengths, i wonder. Still not giving up on the idea that MAYBE Liz is related to him somehow.

    If you can change Malefict back into grimoires (however difficult it may be) shouldn’t they get like sorcerors trained in that kind of thing and keep them at the libraries just in case there’s a chance they can be transformed back? I mean think about all the trouble that could save! But what do I know, maybe it’s not that convenient. BUT but, Nathaniel is a softy and I LOVE his dialogues!

    Liz needing Katrien’s approval of Nathaniel was amazing! I don’t much like this explanation of Liz’s abilities and i hope there’s more to it but if not I guess I can work with it, it makes some sort of sense at least. Did I mention in my previous posts how much I love Silas?! Coz it begs repetition! Oh and now Nathaniel is Bi! I KNEW THAT WASN’T STRAIGHT SASS!

    I do feel that the story rushed through the part where Liz was trapped in Ahcroft’s Manor coz no matter how many times she recalls that time it doesn’t seem all that significant to me.

    How in the name of heaven and hell did Ashcroft catch Silas?! No! I refuse! The deul and action between Liz and Ahscroft’s goonies was superb as usual although I do fear for Silas’s life (and see what a rollercoaster writing my feelings after each chapter can be).

    NOOOOOOOO SILAS 😭 This is a crime I hate everything EVERYHING! Everyone can go die I don’t care anymore. And to think that no one would believe that he sacrifices himself to save Nathaniel, that he didn’t have to do what he did! He would always be a demon, a foul creature 😭

    Okay no this cannot be the chapter were supposed to stop at! THEY SUMMONED HIM BACK?! Is it the same Silas? Is he different? Is he as soft and pure as the Silas we’ve known till now? What will it cost to bind him to Nathaniel again?! I have so many questions and I can’t stop reading here AARGH!

  • Ankita

    Ashcroft is a quintessential maniac who thinks he the Savior that the world requires , gosh how much I hated him spoiling nath and Elisabeth’s moment . But wait here comes the best of all surprises “Silas” a cold blooded demon who sacrifices for his master like wow , what a beautifully written character he is 😍 and bond which he and Nathanial share is quite interesting a boy who finds solace in a monster and a monster who grew a heart for his young master !!

  • Anushka Reddy Marri

    What a rollercoaster!! According to Goodreads, I’m 70% done with the book and I am already in awe of what it has already unravelled.

    So first of all, trapping oneself in an artificial plane of existence? Bring it on! Also, being so close to finding the truth only to have the grimoire turn into a malefict. Common!!!

    ‘Her stomach performed a strange maneuver’ is what I’m gonna say instead of I have butterflies in my stomach. Wait up as I go onto all my celebrity crushes’ Instagram posts and comment that. And when Nathaniel smiled…. Agghhh! My stomach performed a strange maneuver. 😍😍😍😍 And he’s in on the plan y’all, finally.

    Katrien’s explanation! Yaas! Elizabeth Scrivener! A true child of the library! The human version of booklouse!😂😂 Ashcroft coming to the library! 🥴 I hate this guy. I didn’t think the plan of exposing him in the royal ball is gonna end well.

    Nathaniel is bisexual! I’m crying in my pride clothes here. And they kissed, finally. But Ashcroft has Silas imprisoned 😭 Told you this wasn’t gonna end well. And the mirrors that were so fascinating yesterday made an evil comeback. Like Mistress Wick rightly said, it depends on how you use it.🧐🧐🧐

    2 demons slain in a single encounter? I didn’t sign up for this and how sweet was it that Nathaniel chose to have both Silas and Elizabeth and didn’t take up on Ashcroft’s offer.

    The house welcomed Elizabeth, their Queen!!! Happiest moment in the book so far? Hell yeah! 😋😋 Thank God SILARIATHAS is back! Love that it didn’t take them too much time to bring him back.

    Can’t wait to get through the rest of the book!

  • Krina Gudhka

    All the while I was like damn you Prendergast, just trust El and tell her everything before the evil Ashcroft finds his way inside!!
    Nathaniel and El, your bickerings are so cuteeee! Eppp!❤️
    When Kat gives her the explanation of how she was unaffected by the spell, I was like damnnn, that makes sense. No wonder, she is a true child of the library.
    Thank God maleficts can be turned back through Sorcery or else all of her stealing would have gone in vain.
    The Ball!!
    I’m still filpping! The duel? Arghhhh.
    Lorelei gives me the chills. When Silas sacrifices himself for Nathaniel, all my doubts about him went away in a giffy. Thank God you’re back. Who’s going to prepare tea for the pair, then? 🙄❤️

  • Sabarritha

    What a twist of events!!!
    Expected turned unexpected and vice versa 😍😍
    I loved Nathaniel calling El ‘menace’ too.. it’s cute and special.. and the scene where Kat and Nat meets, I felt like my best friend is meeting my crush/bf 😁😁😁
    And Silas.. that scene when he sacrificed himself for Nat.. woahh… My heart was broken into multiple pieces… And I wanted to fight along with them with those piece of shits.. and I loved how El slashed Lorelei with the demon slayer.. how courageous!!!
    I hate hate hate Ashcroft…
    Can’t wait to know the end.. I’m gonna try to finish the book today itself.. will see.. 🙈🙈🙈

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