BLOG TOUR REVIEW: DOOR OF BRUISES (Thornchapel #4) by Sierra Simone

DOOR OF BRUISES (Thornchapel #4) by Sierra Simone

Release Date: November 30th

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Twelve years ago, our fates were sealed with a kiss.

We are all, for better or worse, doomed to love each other until death do us part. My heart belongs to Proserpina and St. Sebastian—even if he no longer wants it. Even if she has left it behind to follow him.

Delphine’s fled back home, and Becket’s holy calling is in peril.

And now only Rebecca and I remain at Thornchapel to face the unknown.

The door is open. The door that shouldn’t exist; the door that people have died to close. I don’t feel like the lord of the manor…I don’t feel like a king or a wild god. I am a friend and a boyfriend and a brother—and a failure at being all of these things. But the door doesn’t care about my guilt. It only cares about the sacrifice I’ll make to close it.

As the bruising dark of Samhain approaches, so does the fate of our circle, of Thornchapel and the village and the valley beyond it. And I must don the crown, because one thing is still true, even if I must face it alone.

Here at Thornchapel, the kings must go to the door.

Here at Thornchapel, all kings must die.


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My Review

Sierra Simone’s Thornchapel series has had her readers hooked from the very first book, and as we delve even deeper into the main story line, moving the plot forward, but also complicating what we already feel for the characters and everything that has already unfolded, things get even more complex, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same for any of them. 

Facing the unknown and finding much-needed answers has been what has driven the six main characters of this series, and while what’s been revealed has completely altered their lives, the fact is, this final showdown is a matter of life vs. death, which means that the stakes have never been higher, not just for the group but for all those around them as well. 

And let me tell you, the way that this book and its scenes unfold will leave readers on the edge of their seats, not truly knowing what the resolution/outcome will be until the characters are there, in the thick of it, battling the past, facing the present, and hopefully, learning how to cope in the future. 

Sierra Simone is what I consider a smart romance writer; she has a natural way of storytelling that allows the world and characters she creates to wholly envelop readers, making it paramount that we learn all we need to in order to understand what’s at stake for everyone involved.

I will never get enough of Simone’s words and stories; I’m already anxiously waiting to see where she will take readers next. 

4.5 Poison Apples 

About the Author

Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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