WoW #157 – A Treason of Thorns

Posted July 17, 2019 by Lillian in Features / 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m eagerly waiting on A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth. I love a good fantasy, and this one looks promising. The setting of the English countryside complements the magical element of the story perfectly. The blurb doesn’t give much away, but I like that. I don’t want to know the plot points in a blurb. I want to find out as I read. But what it does give, that the magic seems to be affected by the actions of those surrounding the house, makes me excited. I cannot wait!

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WoW #157 – A Treason of ThornsA Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
Published by HarperTEEN on 2019-09-10
Length: 352 pages

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 always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding.

When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain.

Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

About Laura E. Weymouth

Author Laura E. Weymouth

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, and an indeterminate number of chickens.

Laura's debut YA fantasy, The Light Between Worlds, was published to critical acclaim on October 23, 2018. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.

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