Title: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Imprint 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Library Love; Women Authors; Monthly Motif - One Sitting Reads
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 definitely enjoyed this collection of fairy tales. My favorite was the Hansel and Gretel retelling involving gingerbread golems. Really fell into the imagery in that story. The other five stories were just as good. Really loved this collection! Recommendation of any one who loves fairy tale retellings.
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