Midnight tales and dangerous magic.
The very minute I saw the cover and read the inside flap, I knew it was love. I’ve been wanting to read a Leigh Bardugo book. Heck, I’ve owned Shadow and Bone for years but I have yet to break the binding. Figuring that this would be a good way to get a feel of Bardugo’s writing style, I dove straight in.
Drawing heavily form mythology and folklore and fairy tales, Bardugo’s seven short stories are nothing if not gripping. Whether the characters were tromping through thorny woods, dealing with witches, or singing deep under the sea, I felt as if I was right beside them. Each story had a lesson woven into the fiber of each paragraph and it wasn’t preachy. It was prickly and honest, and I hungered for more when each story drew to a close.
I was truly blown away. The Language of Thorns anthology deserves more than five measly stars, but that will have to suffice, because Goodreads doesn’t let me rate higher than that.