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REVIEWS: King of Scars By Leigh Bardugo and Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard #gifted

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

King of Scars:

When this book was announced, I for one can say that I could not wait. Nikolai has always been a favourite of mine and to hear that he was getting his own duology was exciting news. When the cover was announced, it was absolutely stunning so I was going to buy it either way. But when the illumicrate edition was announced, ya girl definitely had to buy it. Grisha has always been one of my favourite worlds so I couldn’t wait to see what Leigh Bardugo, One of the queens of YA would do in this duology.

We follow Nikolai who is our main character (duh) and was previously introduced in the other Grishaverse books. He is a young king of a country, Ravka, that has been war torn. Ravka faced a major war with the darkling and Nikolai cannot forget what he has enjured in the name of his country. Nikolai finds comfort and trust in Zoya because she is the only one he can trust with a secret of his. He has a demon residing in him and only she can help him maintain control of his body. Meanwhile, Nina enters into the story. She was previously featured in the six of crows duology in which without giving away spoilers, suffers much. She is grieving the loss of a loved one but she must put that aside and focus on her mission, which is to protect the grishas.

Personally, I would not go into this series without reading the other two. It would not make as much sense without the fore knowledge of everything that came before. I loved this book and I’m so glad to have finally read it.

4 out of 5 stars.

Bloodwitch: - #Gifted

First of all, I have to say thank you to netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read an e-arc of this book. And to abide by the rules, it has been #gifted to me.

Bloodwitch continues on the story set in Truthwitch but this time we follow our beloved Aeduan also known as the bloodwitch. People may know that I am not a particular fan of changing point of views through out the story, but in this book, it seemingly fits and gels together. The book starts with a scene set on a battlefield with lots of bloody corpses and from there, you know that this book is going to be bloody, brutal and one hell of a ride. Aeudan sees that his enemies are coming nearer and closer to him. They want to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets but Aeduan won’t let that happen. In order to do this, he must team up with the threadwitch known as Iseult and stop the destruction of a place he once called home.

The chemistry between Iseult and Aeduan is always the best. You just know that they want each other in some way or another but yet cannot. But their slow burn with each other is becoming more a light and honestly, wow.

I love Susan Dennard’s writing and I’m so lucky to have read Bloodwitch before its release.

4 out of 5 stars.

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