Author: Laura E. Weymouth
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published by: Chicken House
Publication date: 05/03/20
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When her father is convicted of high treason, Violet Sterling is exiled. Seven years later she has a chance to return to her beloved Burleigh House and to Wyn, the boy she left behind. But Burleigh – one of the six great magical houses of England – has gone wild with grief after the death of Violet’s father and now the capricious King of England has threatened to raze it to the ground. Vi must decide whether her destiny is set in stone, before Burleigh destroys everything she loves.
I received a free review copy from Chicken House in exchange for an honest review.
Burleigh House is one of The Great Houses scattered around England, all under the King’s control and looked after by Caretakers. Burleigh House is is no ordinary house, it has magic and is more of a sentient being with awareness and emotions. Burleigh’s magic helps the surrounding land flourish. Violet has been living in Exile in the Fens since her father was convicted of treason. When news of her father’s death reaches her, Violet returns to Burleigh to find it wild from grief, poisoning the land and very little time to fix things before the King intervenes.
A Treason of Thorns is unlike anything I’ve read, I was captivated and swept away by the magic from page one. I sat down to read for an hour, next thing I knew I’d turned the last page and four hours had passed. I just couldn’t put it down, everything about A Treason of Thorns is gorgeous, from the setting to the writing. I’m already planning a re-read as I type. I do wish it wasn’t a stand-alone, I’d love to know what became of Burleigh after, or even books set in other Great Houses. I highly recommend giving this book a read, it’s amazing!
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