Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my verison of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book we’re looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out A Treason Of Thorns.
Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm. Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding. When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.
This cover is gorgeous. It almost look poisonous, but in a really gorgeous way. I haven’t read The Light Between Worlds yet and I’ve had kind of a hard time getting through the beginning, but I think that’s just my personal taste. I’m still really looking forward to this one though! The story sounds really interesting and like something different than what I would normally read. I love the idea of houses and magic nature, and things turning twisted when high treason is committed. Vi sounds like such an interesting character and I can’t wait to see what she does. This book sounds like it could go down a dark path and take a look at humanity and what you would do for something you love. I can’t wait to see the magic system and learn more about it. I think this book is going to be really sad, which is probably obvious from the synopsis haha. It’s sort of hit or miss for me with sad books, but I definitely want to give this one a try.
Thank you for reading!