Language of Thorns ARC Review

Title: The Language of Thorns
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha (#0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
Publisher: Orion
Publication Date: 26 September
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 99 (Total in the ARC) 281 (Total in the finished copy)
Rating: 4.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 06 November 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Love speaks in flower. Truth require thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might fo a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Book Review:
Pre-Reading Thoughts:

I am so excited for this book! I am super grateful that Pan Macmillan South Africa sent me the Advanced Reader's Copy of this gorgeous book. I have not read anything by Leigh Bardugo yet and I think that this might be the best opportunity to jump into the Grisha Verse.

Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for sending me this amazing book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I liked the writing but I definitely struggled into it. The stories are mostly written in second perspective. I don't particularly like this type of writing as it just doesn't pull me into the story as much as first perspective and third perspective. But in the end I moved past that and really enjoyed what I read. The dialogue was really entertaining!

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, I really enjoyed the three short stories that were in the ARC. My favourite would probably have to be The Witch in Duva because it wasn't what I expected it to be. I liked the writing but I didn't quite like the perspective that it was written in. Although, as I read more I got more into the stories and kind of looked passed that. The dialogue and the detail to the stories was done so well. I also loved the illustrations that built up over each page. I cannot wait for the final copy to be available in South Africa! Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with a copy!

Yours in Reading,



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