The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: Book Review

I’m a big fan of Leigh Bardugo. I loved Six of Crows Duology and I very much liked the Grisha series. In February, Bardugo is releasing King of Scars which is a book about a character, Nikolai that was introduced in the second book of the Grisha series. I Loved his character and I’m so very excited for his book! I picked up The Language of Thorns because, first of all, it was overdue and secondly, to hold me over until King of Scars comes out next year (Goodreads)!


My Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

The fairytales themselves were very good. They had wonderful themes and that were positive toward women oppose to negative like traditional fairytales like from the Grimm brothers where female characters are seen as the weaker sex. It was fun to imagine the characters I adore in the Grisha world hearing or reading these when they were little. Typically with books with short stories there are always some I don’t like and I actually liked every story. My favourite was the mermaid one. What one was your favourite?

Oh my God, the art was so beautiful! I loved how the art grew as you got more and more into each fairytale (except when I didn’t have page numbers I couldn’t obsess over while I read until the start of a new fairytale. Anyone else obsess over page numbers as you read?). I thought it was also lovely to have a two page spread of the artwork when the fairytale finished.

Have you read any of the Grishaverse books? Which ones are your favourite?

As always, thanks for reading!


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