“She would battle villains, demons, monsters to keep him safe. If she could, she would even battle his memories.”
Mysteries of Thorn Manor
3 out of 5
Elisabeth Scrivener is finally settling into her new life with sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn. Now that their demon companion Silas has returned, so has scrutiny from nosy reporters hungry for gossip about the city’s most powerful sorcerer and the librarian who stole his heart. But something strange is afoot at Thorn Manor: the estate’s wards, which are meant to keep their home safe, are acting up and forcibly trapping the Manor’s occupants inside. Surely it must be a coincidence that this happened just as Nathaniel and Elisabeth started getting closer to one another…
With no access to the outside world, Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Silas – along with their new maid Mercy – will have to work together to discover the source of the magic behind the malfunctioning wards before they’re due to host the city’s Midwinter Ball. Not an easy task when the house is filled with unexpected secrets, and all Elisabeth can think about is kissing Nathaniel in peace. But when it becomes clear that the house, influenced by the magic of Nathaniel’s ancestors, requires a price for its obedience, Elisabeth and Nathaniel will have to lean on their connection like never before to set things right.
I still loved the setting, and I’m still in love with Silas, and I was so happy to find out there was more to the story. But this book felt like just one more episode of a series and not a movie like the first one. I loved how this story was told by the same narrator in the audiobook, so I could just visit one more time. I just missed stuff. I missed the true story I missed the part where I could fall in love all over again with Nathaniel and just be Elisabeth one more time. I missed the rest of the world. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted this book, but I was hoping so much more. Will there be more? Please? Thank you!
My favorite quotes
“Not every story has a happy ending, she offered, but most do, if you’re brave enough to keep reading to the end.”
“She liked nothing better than being surrounded by books.”