Blog Tour + Book review: A treason of thorns by Laura E. Weymouth (4 stars)

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BOOK INFORMATION

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A Treason of Thorns

by Laura E. Weymouth
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 10th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

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.

Content warnings are available via the author’s website.

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.

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(I received a free eARC from Fantastic Flying Book club for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

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A treason of thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This novel reminded me of Toxic by Lydia Kang and I have read the author’s first book, The light between worlds and remembered enjoying it.

I enjoyed the world building of this book and the motivated protagonist. Although I did find that there were a lot of flashbacks/memory scenes and that the pacing was slow, it did help to build to the climax of the story.

This book had a unique concept and I enjoyed the conflict and events that unfolded in the book. It had a slow burn romance and I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. It definitely had great messages about fighting and protecting those you love and Violet was a very strong and determined protagonist.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win signed copies of Laura E. Weymouth’s books: THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS and A TREASON OF THORNS (US/CAN only)

Starts: 10th September 2019

Ends: 24th September 2019

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