Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Review: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

Title: A Treason of Thorns
Author: Laura E. Weymouth
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published By: HarperTeen (September 10, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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.









Magical, mystical, enchanting, and with a setting that will sweep you back to old England, A Treason of Thorns will keep you engaged from the beginning clear to the action packed ending. 

Legends and lore, magical bindings, endearing stories of home, both those we are born to and those we create, and becoming who we want to be rather than what is expected of us, A Treason of Thorns was  beautifully done with effortless writing that was every bit as wonderful and emotional and it is magical. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

34 comments:

  1. First, I love love love that cover! Second, I'm so glad you loved it! I've been super intrigued by this one!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  2. Oh this sounds fab Kindlemom sort of reminds me of a fairy tale where everything is blooming and beautiful when happy and thorns and brambles when sad. Great review thanks for sharing

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    1. It did have a very fairytale feel to it for sure!

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  3. I've been getting back into YA lately and I have to try this! I love that cover!

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    1. I haven't been reading as much for sure and am trying to be super picky about what I do read but this was pretty good. Loved the originality of it if nothing else.

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  4. I love the cover. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of fantasy. Lol.

    Lovely, succinct review, Ali!

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  5. First of all, the cover is enchanting. The story sounds like it matches the story well. I am glad you had a good time with it.

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    1. I agree and it really does match the story well.

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  6. I enjoy stories of legends and lore! This one sounds very magical, and the setting sounds like it took you to another place! Lovely Review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. It really did! I think would would like this as well. ;)

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  7. I think I have a review copy of this one. It sounded so intriguing. So happy that it was a great read for you. I am looking forward to checking it out myself!

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    1. I think it is labeled as YA but doesn't feel like YA at all. ;) I hope you like it!

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  8. First of all, the cover for this one is amazing. Love it. The idea of magic and the land being intertwined is neat too. :)

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    1. The cover is gorgeous, I agree! And I loved the plot and story line, so fascinating!

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  9. i love books like these. ya never know what you may find walking with you through the ruins
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  10. Fun old-style fantasy it looks like. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. That is actually a great way to describe it!!

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  11. What a beautiful cover and and original sounding premise. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one! :)

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  12. Interesting! This one is new-to-me, but I just added it to my TBR. I'm always looking for a good fantasy!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Glad you added it and I hope you like it as much as I did!

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  13. I am interested in reading this book because I crave for fantasy books. I like how sounds the plot and because the plot does not sound anything romantically which is good. I am currently reading Aurora Rising.

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    1. There is a tiny bit of romance but more friendship than anything else so definitely not a romance type fantasy. I hope you do try it and like it.

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  15. Every time I check out your reviews, I get another book added to my TBR lol! xD

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    1. LOL I know that feeling! :P Glad I could introduce you to some new books/authors!

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