Title:King of Scars Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Version: Hardback Page Count: 514 Publisher: Imprint Synopsis:GoodReads Notable Notables: Spin-off duology, exploring more with previously established characters Recommended Readers:Fans of both Six of Crows and the Grishaverse trilogy–especially those that wanted more from the latter Rating: ★★★★★
I was able to finally get to Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars, and I’m so happy I did because she took my low but timidly hopeful expectations and delivered on them in the most delicious, agonizingly slow way.
Here, we follow Nikolai Lantsov, the king of Ravka, who is trying to keep his country from falling once again into a war with enemies surrounded on all sides, balancing the threads of power along with finding ways to protect his people. Perhaps his greatest challenge, however, is to discover a way to be rid of the dark magic the defeated Darkling left within him, turning him at night into a monstrous creature devoid of reason or thought. Grisha Squaller Zoya Nazyalensky must also find a way to protect king and country no matter what the cost, even if that means sacrificing Nikolai for the sake of her people. Meanwhile, Nina Zenick is undercover on a mission in Fjerda. Deep in enemy territory, she is seeking to bury her past and find meaning in the future by saving as many Grisha as possible.
Hey, everybody! Recently, I saw a trend on Twitter going around, asking people what books were “their brand.” In other words, what books represent you—body, heart, mind, and soul? It’s more than asking what books you’d bring with you on a deserted island, but rather what books you carry with you always because they speak to every fiber of your being.
Plus, I think it’s a great way to get to know other readers and what their interests are.
I’ll be tagging some folks to do this, but if you like this post and want to do your own, please feel free and tag me with your answers! You can also do however many books you want. The Twitter post originally called for five, but I had to do ten, you feel me?
Hey, everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Coming at you with a very last minute post, but I saw this on Sofii’s blog @ A Book. A Thought. (sorry I keep stealing your tags, but you choose some very fun and creative ones!) and I had to join in.
The Christmas season is always a hectic time for me, but also a nostalgic one. I love looking back on the year and what I accomplished as well as reminisce about times long past. What better way to do that this year than with all the books I’ve read?
1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
2. Mention me, Tiana @ The Book Raven as the (insert adjective here) creator of this book tag!
3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if you’re like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy. 😉
5. List the rules.
Finally, a book meme post! I got this from Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. who tagged her followers to do it. (Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a while.) And thank you to Tiana @ The Book Raven for creating this. It’s as amazing as you! ❤
So many dreamy book covers to ooh and aah over. Shall we?