Locke & Key vol. 5: Clockwork by Joe Hill
****.5 (4.5 stars)
In this book we get to travel to the past and get a lot of answers. We learn what happened in the past which in turn helps us understand what is going on in the present. I enjoyed this book but I feel like this is just an info dump kind of book. Like not much happened in the present day which was disappointing after the way things ended in the previous book. I did still really enjoy this though and I am looking forward to reading the final book.
Locke & Key vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill
****.5 (4.5 stars)
I put off writing this review for so long I don’t remember my thoughts on it. I really enjoyed this series even though there were some things that could have been elaborated on a little more. I enjoyed this conclusion. It had action which I love and it also made me sad at times. I will for sure be reading more by this author in the future.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
***** (5 stars)
This book was perfection. It had everything I could have wanted in a book and then some. This is definitely one of my all time favorite books and I could see myself rereading it in the future. This is a book about books but the books in this book are Grimoires and they are living creatures that are capable of being good or bad.
Elisabeth literally grew up in the library and she has this love and need to be near books and protect them and honestly I just loved it. She’s very awkward and clumsy but that doesn’t stop her from fighting when she needs too even if she isn’t 100% sure of what she is doing.
We then have Nathaniel who is a Sorcerer and the love interest and his demon servant Silas. I have to point out that Nathaniel causally mentions in the story that he is Bi and I absolutely loved how it was handled. He is also humorous despite always being in these crazy situations because of Elizabeth. I also have to point out that I have never loved a villain(s) so much in my life. I think Nathaniel is a morally grey character but Silas is a demon who we are warned not to care for all throughout the book and I absolutely loved both of them and rooted for both of them.
I absolutely loved the romance. It’s slow burn and while it is a major part of the story I don’t think it overtook the story at all. Honestly I just loved everything about this book and wish it wasn’t a standalone.