Review – A Treason of Thorns by: Laura E. Weymouth

Synopsis: 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.

 

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This magical yet frightening story was unlike anything I’ve ever read. A Treason of Thorns was so well crafted and twisted to perfection.

Violet and Wyn were both such strong main characters. I love how their story is woven together in the most unexpected way. Plus, Espie is such a great side character! There is a whole crew of characters who weave themselves in this story wonderfully.

I also love how there is history and lore behind the houses, how Laura E. Weymouth thought of every little build-up detail. The world building is so amazing as well. It is semi-medieval but with magic ruling the land through the houses. The concept of this story just blew me away and I loved getting lost in it.

A Treason of Thorns is such a magical and shattering fantasy. Definitely a story you want to get caught up in!

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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