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    Rule of Wolves: Book Review

    the final grishaverse book brings a sense of finality, and i’m not ready for this series to end. the pacing in rule of wolves was fantastically done, and i really loved the cameos from other grishaverse characters. keep reading for a non-spoiler review, and then some of my thoughts about the book (with spoilers)! Title: Rule of Wolves Author: Leigh Bardugo Rating: ★★★★ (4/5) Synopsis: The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times-bestselling King of Scars Duology. The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity…

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    Ruin and Rising: Book Review

    Do I… even have thoughts on this book? I’ve got to say, this was better than I expected, but still managed to disappoint me a little. That may have been influenced by the fact that I already knew the ending from a year ago, since I decided to skip this book and go straight into Six of Crows when I first read the Grishaverse. And I also may or may not have read the Fandom Wiki pages, so the plot twists at the end didn’t surprise me as much as they were meant to. But all in all, I enjoyed Ruin and Rising much more than I planned to! Title: Ruin…

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    You Deserve Each Other: Book Review

    This book was great in the prologue, nauseating in the first few chapters, absolutely stunning in the middle, and a slight disappointment in the end. But overall? I’ll let the goods cancel out the bads. This is my first true contemporary romance read in forever, and it was very enjoyable. Also it made me cry at 3am. What can I say, some of the elements and dialogues were just a huge call-out to me, I guess. But also, the writing beautiful, but there were some phrases that just made me “???”, for a lack of better expression. YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER — ★★★★ Goodreads Synopsis: Meet Naomi and Nicholas: the…

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    Siege and Storm: Book Review

    It’s almost the end of January, and here’s a review for my tenth book of the year! Siege and Storm really surprised me this time, seeing as I had low expectations, but ended up really loving it? I annotated this less than I did Shadow and Bone, but that is also partially due to the fact that I ran out of blue (Nikolai) sticky tabs 🙁 But without further ado, here’s the review. SIEGE AND STORM — ★★★★ Goodreads Synopsis: Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner—hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the…

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    Shadow and Bone: Book Review

    I can’t believe I reread Shadow and Bone for a third time, but hey, here’s a book review for it. I read this over two weeks, and I made so many annotations in the book with my thoughts, so hopefully I have a thorough understanding of it now? SHADOW AND BONE — ★★★★ Goodreads Synopsis: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is…

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    Capturing the Devil: Book Review

    Finally, the grand finale of the Stalking Jack the Ripper books. Of course, I had to pitch in my two cents with a book review. To be completely honest, I thought that I wouldn’t like this book as much as the first two. The beginning (well, all the way up to 70%) was very romance-y and cheesy, and didn’t have the gruesome murders that I expected. I expected it to be a 3-star read, but my mind was changed soon after because at 70% through, things start happening, fast. CAPTURING THE DEVIL – ★★★★ Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel…