Friday, March 16, 2018

Book Review: Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Title: Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Short Stories
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Source: Purchased
Format: Physical

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires 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 do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price (goodreads).

The Language of Thorns was an eerie collection of short stories filled with magic, fairytales, and twists. 
At this point, I would read anything Leigh Bardugo writes, but she clearly thrives in dark fantasies. The Language of Thorns was a collection of dark myths inspired by the Grisha series: three of the six stories had already been released a Grisha universe novellas. Sara Kipin's art helped tell the story as I kept looking at the margins for new additions to the artwork and how it moved the story. 

The Language of Thorns was a solid collection of stories that fit Bardugos' tone perfectly; I recommend these short stories for readers of the Grisha series and those who are just getting familiar with it. Below you'll find star ratings for each of the stories

Ayama and the Thorn Wood 

The Too-Clever Fox 

The Witch of Duva

Little Knife 

The Soldier Prince

When Water Sang Fire

Short N Sweet: There are some instant classics in Language of Thorns; this short story collection perfectly showcases Bardugo's skill as an author. 


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