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Blog Tour: Review + Quotes: Treason of Thorns by Laura E Weymouth + Giveaway

Having been such a big fan of The Light Between Worlds by Weymouth, I knew I had to pick up Treason of Thorns. What greeted me was a book about family, love, devotion, and magical houses.

Summary

Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy.

That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything.

Now she’s been given a chance to return home. But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered. Wild with grief, Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. As its tormented magic ravages the countryside, Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

A house left unchecked will lead to ruin.

But I will not let it ruin me.

Review

A broken girl is just the thing for a broken house

(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

I have to confess, I am in love with the idea of magical houses, caretakers, and the bond between ourselves and the land. And if you love these ideas, then you definitely have to check out Treason of Thorns. It asks us what does home mean to us and what will we sacrifice for our home? It’s deeply magical, a story about obsession, friendship, and control. What you ask yourself while reading is whether this all consuming dedication is good for a person? What do you lose in the pursuit of this love? And what do you gain?

One day, my blood will run with its mortar. One day, my bones will rest in its ground

Power and deeds can corrupt. It can cause us to seek control with an iron fist, to break the rules we set for ourselves, and hurt the ones we love. What is the responsible choice? The stakes are higher than ever, with not only Vi’s future, but the fate of the country in the game. When we can get whatever we want, for a price, what choices will we have to make? While I loved the characters of Vi and Wyn, I was hooked by the story and the whimsical (yet also dark) magic within Treason of Thorns.

We’ve never been free, Violet. Would you even recognize us, I wonder?

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About the Author

Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.

Giveaway

Prize: Win signed copies of Laura E. Weymouth’s books: THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS and A TREASON OF THORNS (US/CAN only)

Starts: 10th September 2019

Ends: 24th September 2019

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Blog Tour Schedule

September 10th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

September 11th

Utopia State of Mind – Review  + Favourite Quotes The Book Bratz – Review + Favourite Quotes The Book Dutchesses – Review + Favourite Quotes The Hermit Librarian – Review + Favourite Quotes Adventures and Reading – Review

September 12th

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Dream Cast Librorum in Sempiternum – Review + Favourite Quotes The Baroness of Books – Review + Favourite Quotes Synopses by Sarge – Review

September 13th

Kait Plus Books – Interview Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes A Dream Within A Dream – Review Books of Teacups – Review Chrikaru Reads – Review A Few Chapters ’til Love – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 14th

Library of a Book Witch – Review Morgan Vega – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes Love, Stars and Books – Review Luchia Houghton Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes Jrsbookreviews – Review

September 15th

NovelKnight – Guest Post The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes Novel Nerd Faction – Review + Playlist In Between Book Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes Sincerely Karen Jo – Review

September 16th

Wishful Endings – Interview A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Review Shalini’s Books & Reviews – Review
Port Jericho – Review

Discussion

What great house would you imagine is secretly sentient?


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