Book Review – The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

language of thornsLove 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.

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.

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg  5/5 Stars

I do love fairytales but I especially love the twists and turns inserted into these – I think in many ways making them better! Beautifully written, perfectly along that knife edge of creep factor vs moral lessons, and (of course) amazingly and gorgeous illustrated. Without these amazing pictures the book wouldn’t be what it is.

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