I haven’t read a spy book in a long time and I don’t think I’ve ever read one that’s not spies from history or spies in fantasy or sci-fi spies. That is what I believe makes this book unique. We have plenty of spy tv shows but in literature, it is a genre that is fairly small, especially in YA. There was plenty of action, high-stakes, and combat talk.
This was an amazing reading experience. From the excellently packaged book (both the dust jacket and hard cover were gorgeous) to the lovely illustrations, to the stories. The Language of Thorns will suck you into the magical Grisha world even deeper.
Here are some books that were totally unexpected favorites. For some, I just took a chance on an unknown book and was blown away. For others, they were unexpected because the other books the author had written were not for me. All of these are five-star ratings in my book.