Waiting on Wednesday: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: September 26th 2017
Book Length: 224
Publisher: Macmillan Imprint
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.

My Thoughts

First off, how incredible is the cover for The Language of Thorns? It's beautiful! When I first heard about this I wasn't really excited because I was desperate for a new Grisha book/series, especially after the heartbreak that was Crooked Kingdom; that ending never ever happened, let us never speak of it.  But then the synopsis dropped... myths, fairy tales and folklore.


  I. need. this. book. now!

With it being short stories I know I'll probably fly through the book far too fast. I'm a huge fan of Leigh's writing still ignoring Crooked Kingdom so I can't wait to read The Language of Thorns and of course to see what else she has in store for the Grisha Verse. Captain Sturmhond please?

What are you looking forward too?

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  1. Yes, I totally cannot wait for this! I need more Sturmhond in my life, and I can't wait to read about some of my favourite characters again! I am currently reading Six of Crows, and now I am so worried about Crooked Kingdom... *nervous laugh*

    1. MORE STURNHOND <333
      Ohhh you'll have to let me know what you think of Six of Crows, I shall keep an eye out for your review ;)
      hahaha, don't worry about Crooked Kingdom it's still a fantastic book!

  2. Oooh! I love myths and folktales! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  3. This looks so interesting! I love stories that include myths and fairy tales and even better when it's a collection of short stories :)
    But does it belong to a book series? Is it like a companion book? I don't quite understand that yet, because I don't know / I've never read anything by Leigh Bardugo :/

    My WoW yesterday was Obsidio. Have a nice week!

    xxx Yasmine @ Swissbookworm

    1. I know right? Myths and fairytales are just the best.
      No it's not a companion book, you don't have to have read any Leigh Bardugo, it's just set in the world that she's created so obviously if you've read them you'll recognise the world but it's not a must.

      Thanks for visiting Yasmine! xxx

    2. Okay good to know! :) That'll make it a little more likely for me to pick it up :)

  4. I'm so excited for this! The cover is absolutely stunning. I'm hoping to finish the Grisha books first but I don't think that's likely. I also love the whole short story thing. I love it when authors do a books of short stories set in their worlds. I'm looking forward to it.

    1. I know right? Such a pretty cover <3
      Me too, I really can't wait I just know it's going to be amazing!


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