A Treason of Thorns

A Treason of Thorns⚦ A Treason of Thorns Books ✫ Author Laura E. Weymouth – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 kept both the countryside and Violet happyThat is 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 kept both the countryside and Violet happyThat is until her father’s treason destroyed everythingNow she’s been given a chance to return home But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered Wild with grief Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain As its tormented magic ravages the countryside Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before A Treason Kindle - her house destroys everything she’s ever knownA house left unchecked will lead to ruinBut I will not let it ruin meDark gripping and utterly uniue this atmospheric historical fantasy from critically acclaimed author Laura E Weymouth is perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood and Caraval. i honestly cant remember how i heard about this new release but i managed to find a free copy so i may as well read it right? and having gone into this story with really no expectations im actually uite happy with it was i blown away by it? no not really but there is much to appreciate about thisits uick and light to read the narrative does tend to be a bit repetitive at times mainly due to the lack of in depth world building so there is only so far the plot can go but theres an easy flow to how its written with some atmospheric tendencies the characters are also likeable they can be pretty one dimensional at times and i feel like i tolerated violet than i actually liked her but what really got me is wyn im an absolute sucker for childhood sweethearts so you know i was 100% on board the vi and wyn train but the absolute highlight of this book is the originality of the story concept living breathing magical estates in the english country that reuire caretakers to manage them is a wildly imaginative idea i just wish the execution did it a little better justiceoverall this is a pretty decent read not my favourite but still enjoyable↠ 35 stars Weymouth is SLAYING the cover gameFirst The Light Between Worlds and now thisI can't wait to add this beauty to my shelvesYou know to add it to my collection of unread books My issue with A TREASON OF THORNS is that I found the best parts of it to be in the synopsisThe tightly framed concept sounds fantastic in short form but loses itself in drawn out translation The characters are underdeveloped the romance is a stretch and the plot itself feels like it's just spinning its wheels until it reaches a certain word count It's repetitive both in tone and vocabulary and ultimately just stuck in one gear This is such a fascinating idea and the author made it complex enough to be believable but then dropped the ball by explaining very little It still had the potential to be outstanding though and while I did like some the imagery and the resonance of emotion Violet felt through her connection to the House again it just didn't really work It might make a great movie though if you had visuals to focus on and an actress who could pull of the range of emotions that I don't think felt at all believable or fully formed from the MCI've now had two very perplexing reactions to Weymouth's first and second novels and I'm realizing that she just might not be for me 15 stars I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities So basically there’s this magic house It needs a “caretaker” who idkchannels the house’s magic so it doesn’t build up too much? The house gets pissed a lot And the floor rumbles its constant protest and misery And there’s a girl She grew up in the house with her father’s ward a boy She loves the house very much It’s her life’s ambition to become the next caretaker after her father She’s extremely attached to the house and vice Versa The plot is basically only about this The house rumbles and trails vines around fromidk somewhere and shows some memories and lights fires in the hearth and the girl is just trying to get the rights to the house that was taken away And that was about it up to 150 pages inThe characters were flat Initially I assumed her father’s ward was going to be this awesomely dark and mysterious character my favorite But no his character was undeveloped flat and flighty He and the mc were like inseparable as children but when they finally reunite years later it’s completely anticlimactic and disappointing If that was an attempt at “mysterious”it’s not working here I’m not intrigued He’s just dull they are dull and there’s just nothing I fell asleep a lot Life is too short Holy crap This book was so freaking good I honestly don't remember when I bought the audio version of this it might've been during on of their sales? No idea but definitely glad that I have itIn A Treason of Thorns you will meet Violet All she ever wanted was to return back to Burleigh house Unfortunately for her her father committed treason and she has been on the run since Besides her dad living out his punishment her childhood friend is tagged along with him Honestly I never really understood why Wyn was being punished as well but maybe it was because everyone thought that she would come back for him? No idea but it definitely pulled my heart stringsOther than that the romance and mystery throughout this book kept this a page turner I of course had my ship but didn't really know what would happen once Violet made a very important decision During some parts of this book I kept thinking back to Divergent due to the whole faction over blood thing It definitely drew me further into the book which is a plus for meIn the end I really enjoyed how everything played out in this book I do wish it wasn't a standalone though Finally a book that utilises my niche passion for English stately homesA TREASON OF THORNS is a beautiful book set in an alternate England where Great Houses channel magic through the land It's a really cool and uniue idea that ties in neatly to my nerdy love of English stately homes so there was no way I could not be invested I loved Weymouth's debut THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS and this has a similar uintessentially British vibe to it Weymouth builds up Burleigh House also I keep writing Burghley House and then having to correct myself but the joke of the similarity between the names is even in the novel so I loved that and the surrounding area beautifully It is of a fairytale esue novel; it has a lack of worldbuilding in places and I would have liked to have seen development but it gets away with it because the fairytale vibes prop it up I was very fond of the central cast of characters Violet and Wyn Espie and Alfred Violet was a great heroine to follow Wyn was soft Alfred was also soft and Espie was actually my favourite Weymouth's male characters are just soft lol I love itI've seen criticisms that the pacing was a little on the slow side personally I wasn't overly affected by this but perhaps it did falter a little in the middle Though I did have to put this book down in the middle for a while to catch up on work I had no problems getting back in All in all I thought this was an easy read and I really enjoyed it I do think it's one of those books where you can say there was potential for but nevertheless it also works well as it currently stands Laura Weymouth's ideas continue to intrigue me and I look forward to her next work TL;DR An easily read YA fantasy standalone about magical Great Houses set in an alternate England this one is sure to appeal to fans of uintessentially British esue fairytale fantasy Thank you to the publisher for a review copy 3 Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterThe BuzzMy anticipation for A Treason of Thorns has been built to a feverish pitch ever since I first saw the cover reveal back in February I LOVED The Light Between Worlds Laura Weymouth's debut novel and it became my #1 read for 2018 As A Treason of Thorns was also magical realism historical English setting I was so so dying to read it Then Laura contacted me to send me one of her ARCs as her #1 fangirl and I was on 7th heaven When the post office didn't deliver the book I felt like I was on the edge of a cliff about to spiral into the abyss of despair So by the time I received the second copy my expectations were high like mega highAnd look at the cover of A Treason of Thorns It totally deserves to take up space on EVERYONE's bookshelf for beauty alone And the design and title are so spot on for the story It's creepy dark and full of betrayal If you're attracted to the cover and title then you will enjoy the bookThe PremiseA Treason of Thorns is about a sentient house and the young girl who was very willing to put Burleigh House first before family before king and country and even before love in order to become its caretaker Vi comes back from exile to find Burleigh run wild and the countryside dying due to its magical kickback She finds the boy from her childhood grown and bitter his relationship with the house dark and twisted I LOVE this premise It's rare to find a story where an inanimate object is alive but it sounds super great right? Are your expectations as high as mine too? A Treason of Thorns delivers on so many points The sentient house was nailed to perfection I especially loved its morally grey nature How it expected its residents to put it first to sacrifice whatever was needful to it The history about the magic of the great houses was stellar and fleshed out the different outcomes that Vi was trying to prevent It upped the stakes Vi's memory mining to try to piece together her father's hunt for the deed This is one of my favorite things that Burleigh was able to do The magical moments No spoilers but Burleigh is than sentient it's magical too I loved the idea of mortar and the different ways it came out in A Treason of Thorns Vi's loved ones were spot on I won't expose them all but from her father's old servants who were like beloved grandparents to new friends like a certain princess I loved them and how Vi relied on them and they in turn influenced her Wyn He gets his own category He was my favorite part of the mystery I like that he’s secretive and angry and you aren't sure if its at Burleigh her father or ViAs you can see the world building was truly incredible I really loved the world of the 6 great houses and would actually welcome a companion novel though I'm not adverse to reading ANYTHING Laura Weymouth writes I was so satisfied at Vi's decision in the end; my worst fear was averted after learning about her father's choices A Treason of Thorns is poignant nevertheless I like that about Weymouth its never a straight up gooey happy ending but true to those who have to make hard choices and live in the real worldMy ExperienceWhile I enjoyed A Treason of Thorns it didn't blow me away I recommend it okay? TBH I thought Laura Weymouth would kill this premise and it is super creative But its not my top book of the year like I hoped it would be I just wasn't as wowed by the execution of A Treason of Thorns as I was The Light Between Worlds Part of my struggle was that I wasn't buying the king He's made out to be this straight up evil dude and it didn't make sense to me It didn't mesh with the end and his motivations were a mess It would have been better if he were morally grey like the house Small shifts and he'd have added a lot to A Treason of Thorns Laura is a hidden master at morally grey characters and I would have welcomed a masterful opponent to Burleigh However if you like your villains evil through and through then you won't be bothered by thisThe romance left a lot to be desired this time In The Light Between Worlds the girls being in love didn't really have anything to do with the plot It was a great secondary benefit of the story and thus didn't need to stand up to heavy scrutiny in other words it could be portrayed in light strokes For A Treason of Thorns that doesn't work How Vi feels about Wyn is VITAL to her struggle and motivations And you don't keep loving the boy you knew at 8 after 7 years have past Your old feelings could jumpstart new feelings but we needed many and varied moments to believe And those moments weren't strong enough to bear the weight of the romance's roleI loved the idea that at the heart of A Treason of Thorns is Vi's relationship with her father It was made very clear that to Vi her mother was a traitor So it made her father that much important to her I liked the idea of seeing the human side to her father but I didn't buy how it was executed We needed to see him with Wyn before during and after and we only saw after We learned about during but I felt rather distant from it though it was horrifying There wasn't the foreshadowing I needed to believe he was as Vi learned he was at the endIt sounds like I'm trashing A Treason of Thorns I'm not honest I do recommend it However it was hard not to compare it to The Light Between Worlds that blew me away And Laura Weymouth is such an excellent story teller and writer that it makes it easier for me to spot small things that would have made the book perfect to meIf you love the title and cover for A Treason of Thorns then you'll love the book What you see is what you get creepy gorgeous dangerous and prone to draw blood You'll never regret picking up a Laura Weymouth book And I can't wait to read what she has for us next⋆ ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Writing Style⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot Pacing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ World BuildingA Cover Title grade Thanks to the author and HarperTeen for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review It has not influenced my opinionsYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer Read my special perspective under the typewriter on my reviews Please like this review if you enjoyed it bow bow It helps me out a ton Magical mystical enchanting and with a setting that will sweep you back to old England A Treason of Thorns will keep you engaged from the beginning clear to the action packed ending Legends and lore magical bindings endearing stories of home both those we are born to and those we create and becoming who we want to be rather than what is expected of us A Treason of Thorns was beautifully done with effortless writing that was every bit as wonderful and emotional and it is magical ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review The full review can be found at The Book Bratz Laura always has the best book covers hands down This one is absolutely stunning the colors detailing it draws your eyes and leaves you starstruck A Treason of Thorns is hands down one of the most uniue books that I have read in a long time dark mysterious and utterly uniue A Treason of Thorns will have you entranced until the very last page When Violet was a child her father the caretaker of Burleigh house was accused of high treason and sentenced to spend the rest of his days in Burleigh house without his key that helps him channel the house magic forcing himself to channel house magic through himself Burleigh is one of the six Great Houses in the country and it's magic keeps the land healthy and prosperous Violet and the house servants are exiled but Wyn Violet's childhood friend is forced the face the sentence with her father Ripped from everything she has ever known Violet must learn a new way of life In the years leading up to this Violet's father taught her the ways of the house so when he passed on she would become Burleigh's caretaker Only Burleigh house is failing and Violet only has the summer to prove that she can save her beloved house before it is destroyed by her Godfather the King Full of mystery a determined girl and a bitter sweet romance A Treason of Thorns is a book that will stay with you long after you finish it The magic system and the Houses in this book is amazingThe complexity of it but described in ways that doesn't make it confusing at all Weymouth did an amazing job in keeping me intrigued and wanting to know about Burleigh House and the magic surrounding it Burleigh's personality is one that is uite uniue The House does respond to its surroundings and does what it can to help Violet and keep her safe It's temperamental and its moods change in the flash of an eye I think Weymouth did a great job giving something as inanimate as a house its only personality and characterization especially when it is the main focus of this book I really enjoyed Violet's character From page one she shows her dedication to her Burleigh Nothing comes before the House not even family Upon returning to her beloved home it is in shambles and Violet is determined to save it before it is too late As she works on repairing her relationship with Wyn she teams up with the most unlikeliness of partners to do what needs to be done The only way to save Burleigh house is to find it's deed the very crime that her father was punished for Overall I really enjoyed A Treason of Thorns This book lived up to every expectation I had and Weymouth's prose is beautiful and will suck her readers in I can't recommend this book enough So please pick it up and read it So when people say I'd read this author's grocery list Laura is that author for me The writing in this and The Light Between Worlds is just so luxurious It just pulls me in so I feel all of the world and connect with the characters with each step of their development Her writing is PERFECT for Gothic fantasies and histories Her and Lyndsay Faye have such iconic writing with that tone and I just cannot get enough of their stuff literally I've read basically all of their publications I can get my hands on Now that I've read this the day after it came out I'm in this horrible position same one I'm in with Moïra Fowley Doyle Please join me1 find an author early in their career2 read all their books3 complain there are no books4 then complain when you find an author that you're 10 books behind on and decide to not event try and catch up on thoseWe need to discuss what witchcraft Laura called it soup magic on Twitter Laura Weymouth has been doing to get 2 of the most gorgeous book covers known to man They're both stunning on my bookshelves but they also are wonderful representations of the content itselfAs I expected from this Violet's whole story just continuously crushed me She has a wonderful heart but has been put in a terrible position I felt everything she did and wanted to fight most of the other characters in her honor The weird situations of Burleigh and it's unbinding throughout the whole book was a bit confusing to me at times but it all wrapped together beautifully at the end All that confusion was like 05 stars but then she threw in multiple timelines and earned like 500 stars back That's how I rate okay? Deal with it I was expecting the ending to be as devastating to me as The Light Between Worlds for real read that book if you haven't It's amazing Now the ending was by NO means happy but it didn't leave me scream crying for answers the way The Light Between Worlds did I don't know that she can ever write something as amazing as that book for me especially since it was also a surprise as hell amazing debut I would LOVE for this world to be expanded on in companion novels There's other houses in England there's the origin story of the houses being bound in England AND there's houses bound all over the world in different manners discussed in the book I would throw so much money at the publisher for that contentCome for the dark Gothic fantasy magic in England Stay cause Burleigh grew ivy and locked you in

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • A Treason of Thorns
  • Laura E. Weymouth
  • English
  • 24 October 2014
  • 9780062696908