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Majestic and Enchanting: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I'm still a mess over that ending. I'm not over it 😭

by Margaret Rogerson
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult
Publication Date: June 4th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Emily Ellet
Length: 14 hrs 20 mins
Rating: ★★★★
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All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery - magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but so could the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught - about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed and a future she could never have imagined.
I don't normally read YA Historical Fantasy, but this book is making me rethink my choices, because Sorcery of Thorns was fantastic!

I'm kicking myself for not picking this up before! This story was so authentic! I especially loved that the books had souls. SOULS! Imagine if books could feel and talk to you! I wouldn't have a social life 😂

I found Elisabeth to be so amazing. She took everything in stride and faced situations head-on. I loved that she was her own person without the need of someone else helping her. But obviously, Nathaniel Thorn was an added bonus. He was so charming!

The author crafted a world did not want to leave. I wanted to read more! I loved all of the characters, but Silas has to be my favorite 😭 I love him so much! My attachment to Silas is infinite. I didn't know how much I had cared for him until I reached the very end.

Close to the ending, I was in tears! I can't spoil it, but ugh, my heart broke so hard. Then, I reach the end of the story and I was left wanting! Again, can't say for what or it will be a spoiler, but I need a sequel ASAP! No, it doesn't end in a cliffie, but STILL!!!! Whoever read this book, hopefully understands my feelings here. 

Overall, Sorcery of Thorns is a majestic YA Historical Fantasy that completely enraptured me. This is one of those books I will remember for a long time.


I definitely fell for Emily Ellet's voice. Her voice lulled me into the story, made some type of sorcery (pun definitely intended) with my mind, and kept me waiting to hear more of her voice. I'm now in search of audiobooks that have this narrator. I never lost track of the characters, even if there were quite a few--she gave a unique touch to each one. 

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