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Saturday Stars – 07 Aug 2021 – Nikolai Lantsov (King of Scars & Rule of Wolves)

Well, peeps I’m watching The Suicide Squad (2021) on this tiring Saturday evening and the movie is so bad, it’s like being witness to a train wreck and unable to look away. Lol.

But let’s not digress. Today, I give to you Nikolai Lantsov—privateer, prince charming, demon king.

Saturday Star: Nikolai Lantsov
Book/Series: Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising, King of Scars, Rule of Wolves – Leigh Bardugo

When I first met Nikolai in Siege & Storm (The Grisha trilogy), I was totally charmed and he became one of my favorite characters in this series. I hadn’t thought it possible to like him even more. Then I read King of Scars and I fell deeper for him. And in Rule of Wolves, there was no resisting him. I was done for.

Reading his POV in King of Scars, there was so much depth to him I couldn’t help but love him. There was a surprising sweetness under all that charming swagger of his. The deeper exploration into his character left me awed and fascinated. You think you understood him but there was so much more to him than he let anyone see.

In Rule of Wolves, flawed and complicated and so brave, he became the best version of himself. Wah, I just love him! I can’t wait to see who they cast as Nikolai in the Netflix’s Shadow & Bone for season 2.

∼Lyn

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Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 06 Aug 2021

Finally Friday! I was in the mood to watch the Clash of Titans and Wrath of Titans movies so that’s what I’m doing this evening lol.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not a big fan of this author but I’m quite interested in this book. 😍

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F Is For Friday – 16 Jul 2021

Hey, guys, I had a bad case of eye strain so I had to avoid my laptop for a while which meant no blogging. But I’ve started reviewing again and that felt real good.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Oh my God, look at this UK cover of Vespertine! It’s gorgeous and I’m now obsessed with it.

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Saturday Stars – 03 July 2021 – Maud *Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews*

Saturday’s over, so that means tomorrow I’m gonna be mad all day. 😉

I’m binge-re-watching Teen Wolf from Season 2. Yes, I have no life.

Saturday Star: Maud
Book/Series: Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews

The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite series. I first met Maud and her daughter Helen in One Fell Sweep and they were cool characters but Dina was still my favorite. Then Maud and Helen got their own story in Sweep of The Blade and I learned just what a bad-ass Maud was.

She was such a pragmatic character, forced by circumstances to be a strong, indomitable person to protect her daughter. She was amazing. Every bit I uncovered about her endeared her even more to me. Helen was a fantastic mini-Maud. She was so cute and deadly, she was a mini-force to reckon with.

I loved Sweep of The Blade and how Maud and her daughter found a home and family with Arland. Aww, I miss them. Just talking about them makes me want to re-read the book.

∼Lyn

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F Is For Friday – 02 Jul 2021

Thank God, I feel better today though I’m just glad the day’s over. I had to go to the office today and guess what, it poured just when I was leaving and what was I wearing? Sneakers, of course. There have been so many false weather predictions lately about the rain and thunderstorms that I figured today would be the same. So I forewent the boots and spent a miserable hour in soaked sneakers. *sigh*

So, yep, I’m just glad I’m home in bed, in comfy socks. Living in a basement as I do, it’s perpetual winter for me.

How’s everyone else’s Friday going?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not much for memoirs but Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and the co-author, Mark Manson is really good, so I can’t wait to read Will, which comes out on 09 Nov 2021.

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Saturday Stars – 05 June 2021 – Miryem’s Staryk King

Hi, peeps. Post #2 of June. Do you like re-tellings? I haven’t read many but I love Naomi Novik’s writing which is a pleasure to read. And of course, let’s not forget the amazing characters she creates, like the Staryk King. 😍

Saturday Star: Miryem’s Staryk King
Book/Series: Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Miryem and the Staryk King are my favorite part of this book. I loved Miryem for the strength and courage it took her to retain her dignity and face down the people in her village.

The Staryk King is breathtaking! Yes, I have the weird tendency to fall for cold warriors with a lot of pride…and a boatload of honor and a penchant for fair deals. He’s infuriating but I love him lol.

Spinning Silver remains one of my favorite books. No matter how many times I’ve re-read it, it’s never enough. Not to mention my obsession with the Staryk King. 😉

∼Lyn

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Music Monday – 24 May 2021 – Keep It Close – Seven Lions ft. Kerli

Hola peeps! Post #11 of May. So my latest binge-rewatch fest was Sense8, which is one of my favorite TV shows. And the music? Oh my God, the music is amazing.

I love this song! It’s absolutely haunting, with an odd sense of joy to it. I hope you love it as much I do.

Enjoy!

Music Monday is hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Be sure to check out his awesome blog.

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Saturday Stars – 22 May 2021 – Elisabeth (Sorcery of Thorns)

Hi, peeps. Post #10 of May. If you read my FIFF post, you already know I’m obsessed with Margaret Rogerson’s upcoming book, Vespertine, which made me think of one of my favorite books, Sorcery of Thorns.

If you haven’t read it, you’re really missing out.

Saturday Star: Elisabeth
Book/Series: Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson

Blurb: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Elisabeth was an absolute menace and I say that in the nicest possible way. She was klutzy and bookish and charming in her own way. Her love of books made me like her a whole lot. I enjoyed her thoughts and the way she saw the world.

Her connection to the grimoires in the Great Libraries was amazing. I envied that. Wouldn’t it be awesome to talk to books like that? & have them talk back? Wah, dream come true, right?

The courage she showed and her strength after all the traumatizing events she went through was admirable. I love characters like her and often these kinds of characters can elevate a book from good to great.

∼Lyn

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