Blog Tour: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

A Treason of Thorns || Laura Weymouth

Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding. When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops.

Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain.

Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house — before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

Content warnings are available via the author's website.


Okay, so, the concept of this novel? Amazing. The plot of this novel? Astounding. The execution of this novel? Excellent. Laura E. Weymouth has somehow created a plot I didn’t even know I wanted, and left me wishing more authors wrote about Great Houses and their connections to characters. With writing that is super easy to get into, and a world that has me lost in nearly every way, I am in love. But, as there always is with love, I have had to make some slight sacrifices.

Violet, Vi, our main heroine and honestly a girl who deserves so much. I felt so in touch with Vi, but I couldn’t place her in the story. Perhaps it was the lack of vanity, and perhaps it was just me needing to be able to visualise her more, but I felt that Vi easily could have been anyone. She was raised to be a certain girl with certain beliefs and morals, and then she became that. And while I love her, she did lack a little bit of depth outside of Burleigh.

Apart from this, I must say that all authors need to take note of how Laura ended her novel. Now don’t get me wrong - I love a dramatic and tear-flowing ending as much as I love chocolate and Disney movies, but I honestly needed a nice, relatively happy ending for once, and Treason of Thorns provided.

This is a super short review since I am taking part in the blog tour for this novel, hosted by FFBC! But fear not! I am not leaving you, I’m just providing you with another aspect to this post… quotes!

4.5 / 5


I need to know that all of this is worth it. I need to know that no matter what I’ve lost, I’ve lost it for the greater good.
This, too, is one of my manifold fears - that someday I’ll shut up my heart so securely there’s no unbinding it, and I’ll be left numb till the day I die.
You can’t cry when you’re waiting, when caught moving inevitably towards heartbreak. You can only watch it grow closer and steel yourself against the pain to come.
I can feel it with every bone in my body: he is the center upon which all my fears, at last, converge.
“They’re the only things in the world that really belong to me.”
“I belong to you.”
“Don’t be ridiculous, we belong to ourselves.”


Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.



  1. This sounds like a very interesting book and I hadn't read the synopsis before but it sounds super intriguing!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I like happy endings too!!
    I love all the quotes your shared as well!! So good!! I will have to check this book out one day. Great review!!

    1. Hopefully you enjoy it if you do get around to reading it!
      - Emma :)

  2. I love Laura Weymouth so much! I think she is so talented and I will read anything she writes. I didn't love this as much as her debut but she's so creative that I can have a couple problems and still rave about her book!! I loved the house the best and was happy how it ended too. ❤️

    1. So do I, her writing is so captivating!
      I haven't actually read her debut but I am looking forward to doing so.
      Thank you for commenting!

  3. This book sounds really good, and those quotes are super cool! Lovely review <3 <3 <3

  4. This looks incredible, wow!! Those quotes are especially intriguing me. Great review!

  5. This book sounds really unique and good (: I'm definitely going to try and read it soon.

  6. Great review! I love it when a book can surprise me and end up feeling like exactly what I didn't know I wanted.

    1. Thank you!
      So do I, and Treason of Thorns definitely delivered it to me! I can't wait until I can reread

  7. Officially sold Emma - I loved you're review! *adds to cart* <3


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