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King of Scars | Review

Title: King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 29 Jan 19 – 05 Feb 19

Publication date: 29 Jan 19

Publisher: Hachette Children’s Group

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy


Face your demons . . . or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war – and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried–and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

***While this is a spoiler-free review of King of Scars, reading further may result in spoilers for The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows Duology*** Continue reading “King of Scars | Review”

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T5W: Teachers and Mentors in Literature

I was thinking about my blogging schedule over the coming weeks, looking at the things I like to post at this time of year, and was checking Goodreads to see what books I’ve read this month when I remembered that I hadn’t actually checked this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post. I have learnt a lot from books, I’ve been reading for, well, as long as I can remember, I don’t remember a life before books and words, so a lot of my knowledge has come from the world of literature, so I was really excited about this week’s topic.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Teachers and Mentors in Literature”

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T5W: Characters On The Naughty List

It’s getting to that time of year again where we all get our pen and paper out and make some lists. We list all of the people that we need to send a Christmas card to, and mark whether we need to subtley acquire their address. We make a list of everyone we need to buy a gift for, and record what we’ve bought them. We begin writing our cards, and wrapping our presents, and hoping that others are doing the same for us. It’s a time for elf on a shelf, and visiting Santa, and of course, the naughty and nice lists!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.

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T5W: Authors I Want To

Well, Well, well. Another week, another Wednesday, and another awesome Top 5 list! I have been reading a lot more books of late, and this has opened my eyes to new genres and authors I was otherwise I’m aware of so this theme has come at the perfect Time!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.

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Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I don’t think I ever formally declared my intentions to participate I NanoWriMo (and if I did, I must have wiped it from my memory permanently!). I decided to pull back a little on the daily blogging I had taken to participating in during November and NanoWriMo. In part, this was to enable more writing time for NanoWriMo, but after 8/9 days I spectacularly failed so that portion of the plan didn’t really help much. The other reason was the enjoyment of blogging. I used to love writing posts for different things, different each day and week, but once I was daily blogging, and joining group blog events, I began to feel like some themes were a little repetitive, and that I was viewing it more as a chore than a hobby. And so here we are, 40 days and a couple of Strictly Saturdays blog posts later, and I am back! Continue reading “Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”