Easily the most beautiful book I’ve read this year. Yes, it’s a part of the Grishaverse from Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology. However, Leigh Bardugo made it possible to read for someone who has never been introduced to this worldbuilding.
“They pray that their children will be brave and clever and strong, that they will tell the true stories instead of the easy ones. They pray for sons with red eyes and daughters with horns.”
I love reading fairytales since I was a child and even growing up, I like to take out my Grimms Brothers Tales out and read a few every night. There’s a magical feeling in those tales. As if the writing style and the characters are so unique to the genre that you can’t find nothing like it anywhere else.
Leigh Bardugo never disappoints me. In fact, she is the only YA author who until this day, had never disappoint me and the only one I would gladly recommend to my adult friends. She did it again in Language of Thorns. 6 tales depicting 6 different worlds and each has their own lesson. You will find mermaids, talking fox, monsters and kings, witches and blood. Although this book was in the children’s section, I would put it in the Adult section as well. There are some messages that are way too mature to be put in children’s section. But then again, the original Grimm Brothers Tales are pretty morbid too.
If you are a sucker for plot twists and darker turns, this book is for you. I have never been that mind blown by the endings than I was in this book. Especially for two stories. I won’t tell you which ones but I will let you discover it. I’m sorry but with only those 6 tales, Leigh Bardugo put most of the contemporary thrillers out there to shame LOL
My own health has been deteriorating, my migraines are back and I’ve been in and out with nausea and throwing up. Thank you to all for your kind words for my mom’s recent diagnosis. I’m still trying to balance both situations and get better. I’m sorry I couldn’t visit all of your blogs more often! I had to limit my access to laptop screens to post reviews for you guys! I’ll be back soon enough ❤