Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Thank you to Harper Collins Australia for the review copy. This is the first book in The Language of Magic series.

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic.

‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end …’

Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences.

Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever.

Until she meets Effie and Attis.

They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells.

But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her Aunt was right all along.

Is her magic a gift … or a curse?

I really enjoyed Cari Thomas’ debut novel Threadneedle. Right from the beginning when I was seeing people start to talk about the book I knew this book was for me.

Throughout Threadneedle we follow Anna and see her struggle with her magic and wanting to be the very best she can be. The magic within the book is so well thought-out and not really something I have read before. Threadneedle is set in London with the witches and magic hidden amongst the normal.

The characters are very interesting and I loved them all. Anna is definitely a character that is immediately relatable to and want to see what happens to her. I enjoyed meeting all the different characters throughout the book and I am definitely interested in seeing what happens next.

Overall I highly enjoyed Threadneedle and will definitely be reading it again. I am also interested in seeing what Cari Thomas does next.


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