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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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Book Review: King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) – Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

I tried not to have a lot of expectations when I started this long-anticipated book. Back to the Grisha world – Nikolai’s story at last. From the first chapter, I was taken in by Nikolai and his troubles. A king fighting to save his people, from poverty, from enemy countries. Fighting to find ways to make Ravka persevere, especially after the destruction the Darkling caused to it. Continue reading “Book Review: King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) – Leigh Bardugo”

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Book Review: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) – Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

This trilogy wasn’t good for my heart or my health. My heart did a heartbeat marathon and I couldn’t sleep from the suspense of not knowing what would happen next after that explosive ending in the previous book. Continue reading “Book Review: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) – Leigh Bardugo”

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1) – Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

I started this series with a bittersweet feeling in my heart. I’d read the Six of Crows duology first. You get to see some of the main characters from the Grisha series in Crooked Kingdom and I thought I already knew what Alina’s fate would be. I thought this would be a heartbreaking read and still I decided to read it because I loved Leigh Bardugo’s writing. Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1) – Leigh Bardugo”