The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a book of short stories that are a part of the Grishaverse. They take place in Ravka, Kerch, and Fjerda. These are not just any short stories, though. They are tales that are meant to teach a lesson, however, this lesson may be a bit prickly.
They are about the differences and similarities between monsters and miracles, the power of cleverness and friendship, the true price of beauty. How looks can be deceiving and one should be cautious as to who, or what, they let in the front door. To always know what a bargain entails and to be careful what you sing for.
This book is not only full of these lovely stories but also illustrated uniquely on every page. Just as Leigh Bardugo’s words flow effortlessly so does the artwork create a wondrous sense of magic and flare that envelopes the reader wholly.
I cannot recommend this collection enough!
Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!