Review: Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
4.5 Stars , Reviews / January 7, 2016

Tower of Thorns is the second novel in Juliet Marillier’s Blackthorn and Grim series. If you missed my review, I loved Dreamer’s Pool and really can’t stress just how addictive and enjoyable I find these books to be. They have a darkness to them, but overall I find they tend to be feel-good stories. If you haven’t read Dreamer’s Pool, I recommend you read that review instead of this one because there are some potential spoilers for the first book in this review. One small town in the north is plagued with hideous howling every day. The howls come from an old tower that is surrounded/blocked by thick thorns. No one is quite sure what kind of creature it is, if the howls are from fury or pain, but the sounds it makes are horrendous to listen to. Lady Geiléis is the noblewoman who owns the land and she has requested help from the Prince of Dalriada, who in turn looks to Blackthorn and Grim. Since Blackthorn is still under her agreement with the fae to always provide help when asked, she has agreed to help and well, Grim tends to go wherever Blackthorn goes. So once again, Blackthorn and Grim…

Stacking the Shelves – August 22, 2015
Stacking the Shelves / August 22, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review                 Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier – Based on all the rave reviews of Dreamer’s Pool, I had to read it for myself, and loved it. I am so looking forward to this book and was quite excited to see it show up. Once again, Ace Roc is spoiling its Ace Roc Star team!  So many thanks for this book!!                   Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen – This was one that caught my attention early this year. Quite excited its getting close enough I now have a copy I can read! I mean, it has the girl dressed as a boy trope that I love, then she suddenly acquires a new type of sight, I really, really am looking forward to this. Many thanks to Orbit! Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie – If you read either my review for Ancillary Justice or Ancillary Sword, you…