Waiting on Wednesday: The Language of Thorns

Title: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: Leigh Bardugo,  Sara Kipin (Illustrator)

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Short Stories

Format:  Hardcover, 224 pages

Publishing Information: September 26th 2017 by Macmillan/Imprint



Book Summary:

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.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

I am absolutely obsessed with everything that Leigh Bardugo writes so I am unbelievably excited for her newest short story book, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic. Everything that I’ve read by her just oozes magic and darkness and I’m sure that The Language of Thorns’ short stories, which are described as being filled with ” betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love,” are going to be just as brilliant. I’m particularly excited to see how she will retell fairytales that we know so well so that they can fit into the Grishaverse because the Grisha world is one that I can revisit over and over again. Also,  reading stories about mermaids with voices that can create storms sounds like an amazing spin on The Little Mermaid

Also, I really curious about just the overall format of The Language of Thorns — Leigh is the queen of complex world-building with intricate storylines that span over series. The Language of Thorns tells 6 stories over 224 pages so I’m super interested to see how they compare with her longer series. Definitely counting down the days until this book releases in September!


4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Language of Thorns

  1. Leigh Bardugo is one of those authors that can rewrite about clipping toenails and I’d probably still be interested. I love her books! Well, I enjoyed her Grisha trilogy (for the most part) but loved her subsequent books. I’m sure this one will be AMAZING! I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it, Sajda!

    Have a lovely week – and best of luck with final exams. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Hahaha so true! I think Six of Crows is when my love for her exploded (I love that series more than her Grisha one). Cannot wait for this one! Thank you so much =D

      Will you be at BookCon/BEA by any chance?

  2. I don’t usually pick up short story books, but I love Leigh Bardugo’s writing so I’m definitely intrigued. I’m excited to see what others think, and I might possibly pick it up since she’s such an amazing author!

  3. I’m sooooo pumped for this book as well!! And I definitely agree with you about the short stories; it’s going to be interesting to see how she formats them. Awesome post!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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