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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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    King of Scars: Book Review

    i love leigh bardugo’s works, if you haven’t noticed already. the grishaverse especially — i feel so connected with the characters and the worldbuilding and the fandom… but i’ve been putting off reading king of scars for way too long. after a year of putting it off, i finally finished the book! and it was quite enjoyable, to say the least. Title: King of Scars Author: Leigh Bardugo Rating: ★★★★• (4.5/5) Synopsis: Face your demons… or feed them. The boy king. The war hero. The prince with a demon curled inside his heart. Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. The people of Ravka don’t know what…

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    Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating: Book Review

    i don’t have any words of criticism for this book. as a bipoc queer girl, i felt so seen in the characters and dialogue of this book. did i cry at 2am simply because one of the main characters is getting the support they needed from a family member? yes. and i would do it again. Title: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating Author: Adiba Jaigirdar Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Synopsis: Everyone likes Humaira “Hani” Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani…

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    A Deadly Education: Book Review

    After a month of this torture… I finally finished A Deadly Education! Finally, I’m able to write a (very long) book review. Honestly, I would have rated this book even lower if not for the cliffhanger ending. Also, did you know that Naomi Novik founded/helped found AO3? AO3 has some of the best writing I’ve read, but this book… it ain’t it. Title: A Deadly Education Author: Naomi Novik Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5) Synopsis: Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly. A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock…

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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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    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…