Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting on Wednesday! Each week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming release we’re excited about and highlight it! This week, we picked out Sorcery of Thorns.
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 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 wasn’t a fan of Enchantment of Ravens, despite all the other rave reviews. I actually never finished it, but I’m feeling an itch to go back it, so my thoughts may change haha. Anyway, this book sound completely up my alley. It gives me some Uprooted vibes and I adored that book, so I’m really interested to see where this book goes. I am always wary of books that take on books/library/the love of books, since I feel that it’s so easy to get it wrong. But the element of monsters is what hooks me. I find that monsters created out of the books freaking awesome. And then the whole aspect of evil, but probably not evil, sorcerers, kinda makes me want to scream. In a good way. Ah, the demonic servant also sounds like it could play a big role here and it should be interesting to see where that part of the story goes. Just, everything about this sounds like it’s going to make one amazing book. And I can’t wait to read it!
Thank you for reading!