The Language of Thorns: Or, the Grishaverse meets Grimm

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic - Sara Kipin, Leigh Bardugo

Whether you are familiar with Bardugo's Grishaverse or not this book is perfect to snuggle up to on a cold night. The book itself is gorgeous and a pleasure to read. With full color art on every page, that expands in tandem with the story, turning each page is a discovery - between Bardugo's words and Kipin's illustrations these dark fairytales come to life. The stories themselves riff off of familiar fairytales and folk stories, and give each a new turn. It was also fun returning to Bardugo's world and reading some of the stories I imagine her characters heard while huddled around a hearth on a winter night. Equal parts grim and magical this collection enchanted me.