Sorcery of Thorns | Book Review

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. An insightful YA book review by Bianca Visagie only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. An insightful YA book review by Bianca Visagie only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Sorcery of Thorns by MargaretRogerson | Review by Bianca Visagie.

Sorcery of Thorns is an extraordinary story that made me long for rainy days, libraries, and the smell of books. Rogerson has crafted something truly special with this book.

"Rogerson’s writing is phenomenal. Her vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were standing next to Elisabeth, the MC, watching the story unfold." - @yourwordsmyink @MarRogerson #sorceryofthorns #bookreview

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Rogerson’s writing is phenomenal. Her vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were standing next to Elisabeth, the MC, watching the story unfold.


Her writing pulls you in and doesn’t let go. It’s as if you’re being transported into the book, and that’s the best kind of feeling. The world building is stunning. The story of the Great Libraries and all their books is weaved beautifully into the history of the world, and the magic system used is easy to understand. We always know the stakes and consequences of sorcery. We’re immediately orientated in this new world and we navigate it along with Elisabeth’s journey.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. An insightful YA book review by Bianca Visagie only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

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The characters are what really stood out for me. Can Nathaniel Thorn be my new boyfriend? He’s the perfect kind of brooding, witty and charming that makes you wish he appeared on every page. I loved the interactions between him and Elisabeth. Elisabeth is truly my favorite. In this book we get a heroine who’s not afraid of questioning the norm or being herself. She’s fierce and determined and she’s the kind of person I hope to be – someone who always does what is good and right for others. If you haven’t read this book yet, I suggest you do. Immediately.


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"The characters are what really stood out for me. Can Nathaniel Thorn be my new boyfriend? " - @yourwordsmyink @MarRogerson #sorceryofthorns #bookreview

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