'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.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns 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, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.'

I absolutely loved this book.

I will admit, having never read anything by Leigh Bardugo, I was nervous going into this book, I was concerned that I wouldn't understand everything that was going on. Thankfully my fears were unfounded. I'm guessing you may get more out of these stories if you are familiar with Leigh Bardugo's work, but it doesn't matter if you don't, because these stories were perfect.

I loved that I had the option to put this book down after each story, or just pick a story at random and jump in. I didn't end up doing that, I read it from start to finish, in one sitting, I honestly couldn't put it down.

I actually had a lot of fun reading this book, trying to figure out what fairytale each story was referring too. These fresh yet familiar tales made for a truly wonderful reading experience.

Leigh Bardugo's amazing stories were perfectly complimented by Sara Kipin's beautiful illustrations. Sara Kipin's illustrations really added an extra dimension to this book. I loved that they grew and built as the stories did, culminating in a complete illustration at the end of each story.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book. If you havent yet read this book, do it now.

The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a must have for every reader.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker