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Book Review: King of Scars

As much fun as I found the majority of this book, I’ll admit it has it’s slow parts. It was also weird reading this without reading Crooked Kingdom first. King of Scars is very spoilery for that book. I already knew several of the major spoilers, but still…reading without the full knowledge was odd.

(Also, there are definitely spoilers for the previous Grishaverse books below.)

The Summary

King of Scars is a continuation of Nikolai, Zoya & Nina’s story. For Nikolai and Zoya, that means dealing with the after effects of magic still lingering from the Darkling’s reign. For Nina that means being undercover in Fjerda, helping Grisha in hiding.

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Book Review: Ruin and Rising

As my review earlier this week said, Leigh Bardugo has done the impossible. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen so immediately in love with an author’s entire body of work. It took me years to get to them, but they are some of the best books I’ve ever read.

The Summary

Once again on the run from the Darkling, Alina and Mal have a new goal in mind: find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. Only then will Alina have the power to stand against the Darkling.
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Book Review: Siege and Storm

Siege & Storm gets all the stars for two things. The first being that it introduced me to Nikolai, and the second being that the ending is AMAZING.

The Summary

Mal and Alina are on the run from the Darkling, who not only survived the incident at the Shadow Fold, but also developed new powers in the process. Alina once again finds herself back in Ravka, navigating what remains of the courts and the Grisha after Shadow & Bone.
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Bookish Academy Award Tag

I’ve been wanting to do a book tag post for a few months, and thought this would be the perfect first one when I saw it at Step Into A Book World. You can check out Amber’s tag post here.

For the purposes of narrowing down my options for these categories, I only included books I read in 2017. And with the exception of one book, I did not to use any title more than once.

What do you think of my picks? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments, and try out the post on your blog!

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Six of Crows may be the more acclaimed Grisha book, but I preferred Shadow and Bone. Reading this one was such pure fun in comparison to what I’ve grown accustomed to in YA. I enjoyed every second of this book, and if your reading tastes are anything like mine, you will too.

The Summary

Alina is a nobody in Ravka, doing what most in most in Ravka are used to…preparing for war. Or, that is, she was a nobody. One experience in the much-feared Shadow Fold unearths a shocking, unique Grisha power within her. With that, everything about Alina’s life is changed forever.

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Book Review: Six of Crows

Though I felt confident I would love, or at a minimum, like Leigh Bardugo’s books, I didn’t really know. As I made my decision for which to read first, I decided to read the one I thought I would like most, rather than the one that came first. Six of Crows is a heist book. It’s also much more hyped than Shadow and Bone ever was or is. So, it is the irony of ironies that I ended up liking Shadow and Bone more. Six of Crows, granted, is a fabulous book. You’ll find, however, that when I review Shadow and Bone in a few weeks that my review for that will be far more enthusiastic.

The Summary

It’s the best of all possible plots. A group of outcasts band together to pull off an impossible heist. Also, each outcast has a grudge or death wish against at least one other person in the group. Can they pull off the heist, or will they destroy each other instead?
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Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer

Wonder Woman is easily the best superhero movie of 2017, thus far anyways, and also one of the best superhero movies in all. I don’t think Wonder Woman: Warbringer was really on my radar–it was probably just another item on my ever growing “to read” list on Goodreads–but after the movie, this became a must-read book. Diana may be younger in this book, and the book may not relate to the movies in any way, but Diana proves to be just as badass and enchanting as I could have hoped.

The Summary

Diana starts off trying to prove her worth in an Amazonian race. She gets sidetracked when someone’s ship wrecks near the island. She rescues a girl from the wreckage, Alia, which leads to trouble. Themyscira begins collapsing, with Alia being the cause of the potential destruction. It turns out Alia is a Warbringer, descended from Helen of Troy. If Diana doesn’t get her off the island and to a spring thought to have the power to end Warbringer destruction forever, Themyscira and the world as Diana and Alia know it could be over. Continue reading “Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer”