Sunday, August 20, 2023

REVIEW: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars
My Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

King of Scars was a fine addition to the Grishaverse series, though I didn't really like it as much as the Shadow & Bone trilogy. As another friend of mine claimed, I think this was probably the weakest of the Grishaverse books so far. Not to say it wasn't a good read, but I just miss the (mis)adventures of Alina and Mal! This story centers around King Nikolai as he's trying to fight the darkness that was left within him by the Darkling... so there's a lot of internal struggle going on within the king. There's also a lot of Nina, who's acting as a spy up in Fjerda... not my favorite place. The book ends with a bang however, an obvious lead up to a lot more action to take place in the sequel, which I'm looking forward to reading next.

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