Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

“The monster is me and I am the monster”

– Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

I first ran into Bardugo when I came across Six of Crows (my all time favorite) a few years ago. The world and characters she had created enchanted me and I needed more as soon as humanly possibly. I moved onto the Grishaverse hoping to cure my Six of Crows hangover but found myself more intrigued by the side characters than with the main character Alina and her character arc. I needed to know more about the dashing pirate king and the moody Grisha Squaller that had been so idolized by Nina. The answer to my prayers was King of Scars and was one of my other most anticipated releases this year. While KoS didn’t quite disappoint it didn’t fully satisfy me either. Beware of some spoilers ahead!

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Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black

“Once upon a time there was a human girl stolen away by faeries, and because of that, she swore to destroy them.” 

– Holly Black

My beautiful, wicked, and strong Jude it was so nice to dive back into your world you were very much missed. As someone who reads a lot Fantasy Teen&YA Jude is hands down one of my favorite main female characters. She knows what she wants even if she isn’t quite sure how to get it or who to even trust, which makes me love her even more. This was one of my most anticipated releases this year and it did not disappoint.

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