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King of Scars
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war--and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren't meant to stay buried--and some wounds aren't meant to heal.
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Jess_Franzino
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Sooo, this is a bit awkward, but “King of Scars” was my first “official” #grishaverse book, (not counting “The Language of Thorns”, since it didn‘t involve the characters). While I didn‘t have a problem figuring out the world & following the plot, I‘m kinda “meh” on reading “Shadow & Bone”, simply because I love Nikolai & Zoya as they are in this duology. Will be odd to backtrack. Either way, LOVED this book!

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Jess_Franzino
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While I love my fiancé, I must announce that Nikolai is officially my new Book Boyfriend. While you might say that we‘re “moving too fast”, seeing how I‘m only four chapters in, I believe that when you know, you know ???

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Jess_Franzino
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Why all Grishaverse books MUST be bought in hardcover 😍

Caroline2 Ohhh 😯 soooo pretttyyyyyy 😍 🤤 4d
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KirstieE
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Oh .... I‘m so excited 🤩
I was gonna wait until the second book came out so I can read them back to back, but I have no self control 🙄😍 #grishaverse #readathon

rachelsbrittain It's so, so good! 5d
Shley9225 Ohhhh the paperback is out already? 5d
KirstieE @Shley9225 here in Australia everything is printed automatically paperback. Hard cover is like limited edition to us 😂😂 5d
Shley9225 @KirstieE honestly that kind of sucks because that means no foil stamped hardbacks, but kind of rocks too because hardcovers are SO expensive 4d
BooknerdsLife I‘m saving this one too!!! Don‘t how much longer I can wait tho 😆😂 1d
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Eggbeater
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Look at the beautiful inside cover!

I am glad Leigh Bardugo is continuing on with the Grishaverse, there was definitely more of the story to be told. I pledge my undying loyalty to these characters. I am really looking forward to the sequel because this one had a great ending. I will say that the perspective would switch just as the storyline would get really good and it made me want to skip chapters.

JohannaRose Beautiful! I‘m looking forward to reading Six of Crows 2w
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AutumnRLS
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I'm in love

MrBook @AutumnRLS I‘m behind and to the right of you with a couple other Littens 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Hope to see you today! 🤗 2w
MrBook I think I‘m behind you. Definitely to the right of you, lol. 2w
AutumnRLS @MrBook hello! I'm having the best time. You? 2w
MrBook Oh yeah! Let‘s meet real quick afterward out in the hall? 😁🤗 2w
AutumnRLS @MrBook sounds great! 2w
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My Pepsi hasn't been feeling good for about a week. 😿 We have medicine for him and he's definitely better than he was, but still has more improvement to make. He decided to take a nap on some books while I read.

KristenDuck Oh no!! Positive thoughts your way! (edited) 2w
booksandsympathy @KristenDuck Thank you! We've been very worried. 2w
JoScho Hope that little buddy feels better 🖤 2w
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CoverToCoverGirl So sorry your fur-baby is feeling so poorly.. 2w
OrangeMooseReads Hope kitty feels better soon 2w
rubyslippersreads Hope he feels better soon! 😽 2w
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TracyReadsBooks
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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When one of the teachers, a passionate reader who inspires her students to follow in her footsteps, answers the call to bring back library books before the end of the year. We have three and a half weeks (more or less) of school to go!

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QueenLittleLizard
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Ok, but Zoya and Nikolai are a match made in heaven, but first in hell.

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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!?!?!

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Eggbeater
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Does this artwork vaguely make anyone else want to turn their head and cough? My a/c broke. I have heat exhaustion and I would fail a Rorschach test right now. Really Leigh Bardugo, really? 😂

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 3w
gradcat I would absolutely die if the a.c. broke. I hate being in the heat, and I‘m a big baby about it. I hope you are okay & that it is fixed very soon. (Just being overheated would make me turn & cough 😂, so....) 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, definitely! We just had our A/C serviced and I‘m really hoping it survives the summer ... 💦💧💦💧 3w
Stacy_31 It makes me think of those creepy house centipede. But now that you mention it, I can totally see why you had that reaction. 😂😂. I hope your a/c can be fixed soon! 3w
cobwebmoth 😆 3w
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suzisteffen
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It was the last day I could pick this up at the library before they put it back and charged me $1, so I snagged it before my French class (which is across the street). Looking forward to it (though it‘s HUGE OUCH MY POOR WRISTS). #fantasy

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Avanders
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Due to some anchoring-toddler needs, I *had* to rearrange/reorganize my books.... aw shucks....
😁😁😁

Here‘s just a portion of one shelf... the shelf w a gap is my OwlCrate shelf (there are a few non-owlcrate books in there... and a few owlcrate books elsewhere... but still ☺️) sadly, this will be my last month getting it! 😕

MrBook Love it!!! 1mo
JohannaRose Did you like owl crate? I was thinking of possibly getting that or fairyloot but I‘m not sure yet! 1mo
Kalalalatja Pretty! 1mo
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BethM Those are some sexy shelves! 1mo
Usagi I had the same problem with my book shelves 😜 1mo
SamHeartCoffee Zombies vs Unicorns!! 1mo
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Gnora
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Whaaaaaaaaat did I just read?! Everyone I loved from the Grisha trilogy and some of my favorites from Six of Crows all show up in this excellent sequel series.

#YAFantasy #StrongPick #CoverLove

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QueenLittleLizard
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Why??? Why??? Whyyyyyyyy??? Did you really have to bring him back? Really? And now your making us wait for the next book? Rude.

smolgaysnowbazshipper Quite. Yet somehow, she did it.
Though, reasonably, we can't have expected the Darkling to just die like that. Poof. Gone.
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Finally finished this one. It is a very cliffy cliffhanger though 😕
Commence the wait for the sequel... SIGH...

howjessreads “Very cliffy”, LoL! I hate that feeling. 1mo
Cailey_Mac I keep hearing that! I‘m waiting to read it closer to the next books release 😬 1mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Cailey_Mac I am seriously thinking about only getting involved in series that are finished! 1mo
Cailey_Mac @elkeo_TheBookDragon Right! Nothing is worse than having to wait a year or more for the next book😂💀 1mo
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TheEmpress
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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How many books did you get through in April?? I had sooooo many good reads this month that I ended up choosing the book that gave me a book hangover as my favorite. Hopefully May is just as good! #AprilWrapUp

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rachelsbrittain
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Books: 13

Total pages: 3,989

Favorites: The Lady from the Black Lagoon and King of Scars

Crazeedi 👏👏 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 2mo
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Addison_Reads
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I'm catching up on my reviews from the past couple of weeks.

First off, I love the GrishaVerse and Six of Crows is my absolute favorite by Bardugo. I was a fan of Nikolai in the first trilogy and excited about him getting his own duology. However, this book didn't quite live up to my expectations. It's a good story, good character development, but I wanted more background on Nikolai. I'll still read the next one though. 😀

Addison_Reads Sorry. I posted this as a Blurb and I'm too lazy to redo it as a Review now. 😁 2mo
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KirstieE
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Happy Easter everyone 😍🐣 #HappyHolidays

BooknerdsLife Happy holiday to you too 🤗💖 2mo
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hjreviews
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⭐️3.5/5
Bardugo continues the story of her Grisha Verse with familiar characters in King of Scars and while its not necessary to have read the previous books to read this one, I‘d recommend it to better understand the story line. My rating is probably skewed both because I love this universe and because I think Six of Crows is still better.. so maybe it even out 😆 but I‘m interested to read the second book to make any final calls on this novel.

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Literatigeek
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Still don‘t know what‘s happening, but I love it.

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Avanders
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Whew!! What a day! I‘m finally ready with my 2nd #sffs pkg.. Thank you @Chili for such thoughtful & amazing & full gifts!! The candy!! The pic doesn‘t do it justice: there were so many pretty Easter m&ms! And the tea looks perfect 😍😍
I‘m so so excited about each of these books!!! & the journal is a perfect addition! The scarf is so pretty & the dragon bookmark is so cool... the other gifts I‘ll post separately w closer pics. Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Chili @Avanders I‘m glad you like everything. I had so much fun putting it together. Enjoy! 😁 2mo
Chili @Avanders what‘s better than packing peanuts? Packing m&m‘s. 😆 2mo
bullbunny I also got that same mug! 2mo
Wonderwoman89 What kind of tea is that? 2mo
Avanders @Chili lol packing m&m‘s 😂😂 And yes, I love it all!! ♥️♥️ @bullbunny it‘s so great! And now we‘re mug twins! 😆 @Wonderwoman89 it‘s called diamond jubilee and it‘s a black tea w silver tips, bergamot, and citrus flavors. Ie special earl grey 😁😁 2mo
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TheEmpress
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OMG 😲 There are no words. I needs the next one like now. I took my time with this cuz I didn‘t want it to end 😭😭😭

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rachelsbrittain
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I loved this book so much! Getting to return to Ravka and these characters from the Grishaverse is just so much fun. I loved all the POVs and especially enjoyed getting to see Zoya's since she's such a fascinating character and we learned a lot more about her backstory. I absolutely can't wait to see where this series goes next, because there's clearly a wild ride in store for us.

5 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

TheEmpress #nospoilers that ending tho 😭😬🥰 2mo
rachelsbrittain @TheEmpress I KNOW 👀👀 2mo
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rachelsbrittain
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1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf and King of Scars

2. 😊 and 😍

3. 😊🍍😂

#weekendreads

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rachelsbrittain
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Starting the morning off right

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JPeterson
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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I was waiting to read this for a long flight next month. However, a month seems too long to keep waiting. 😍

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LitLogophile
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The latest installment in the Grishaverse is a little darker and a lot more developed. Zoya and Nina become iconic in King of Scars, I just loved reading their chapters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LitLogophile
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“She wished the girl she‘d been could have lived this.”

Huh. Definitely a thought I‘ve had.

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hjreviews
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Third book of the day 😊

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TheEmpress
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Up next!

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ashleys.reading.cafe
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Got to see Zoya in a new light
Nikolai still a loveable jokester
Loved all the references to Six of Crows and the original trilogy
I didn't really understand the need for Nina's chapters (other than to rip my heart out) but I'm sure they'll make sense in time
Saw that one coming
I figured that was gonna happen but it still hurts
WHAT THE ACTUAL FLIP FLOP, CROP TOP, DROP TOP WAS THAT ENDING?!?😨
Might suffer from a hangover, not sure yet

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EchoLogical
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I‘ve been terrible about updating my reading here on Litsy 🤦🏾‍♀️
So here‘s what I‘m currently reading as April 9, 2019 because my holds finally came in when I decided to download an ARC

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rachelsbrittain
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Not feeling great so even though I have a bunch of other books I need to make progress on, I decided to start something I know will be fun

Lovesbooks87 Hope you feel better! 2mo
sammisho It's a great book! 2mo
rachelsbrittain @sammisho I'm loving it so far! 2mo
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Hoping to start this today while students are standardized testing. Have to get some work done first though!

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rachelsbrittain
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Some of my April TBR

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lesliemarie
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These quizzes crack me up! Nikolai has too many people trying to kill him. I need less excitement in my life 😂

https://www.epicreads.com/blog/book-boyfriend-builder/

LaraReads Lol! So funny. I got Arthur Seuss. I don‘t think they thought that through. 🤔 2mo
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BookishRedhead
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Keeps getting better!
Nice mix of old and new characters.
I liked that last line.

sammisho That last line!!!! I just finished 15 minutes ago... I can't even write a coherent review right now. 3mo
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sammisho
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Ooooooohhhh guys, that ending. 😱😱😱

Incredibly good to be back in the Grishaverse.

#pop19 A book with multiple character POV

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sammisho
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Found a patch of sun to curl up and read in...I am basically a cat.

LibrarianJen I do that too! It‘s a rare day though today with no sun. 3mo
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LitLogophile
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In Nikolai‘s experience, honesty was much like herbal tea—something well-meaning people recommended when they were out of better options.

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JenaJenkins
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Finally made it to the top of the holds list! #grishaverse #leighbardugo

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sammisho
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It feels like Spring!!! ☀☀☀🌼🌼🌼

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sammisho
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New book. New bath bomb. New wine glass. A good night.
#bookandbath #bookandwine.

ChasingOm I just finished the Grisha trilogy last night and now I know who the King of Scars is and I cannot WAIT to read it!! 😄 3mo
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Schnoebs
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“Hope was the wind that came from nowhere to fill your sails and carry you home”

I actually really enjoyed this month‘s Bookish Box. I was debating about canceling but this saved it for me! Love the Harry Potter necklace and the Priory of the Orange Tree pin makes me want to read the book!

#subscriptionbox #thebookishbox #bookishbox #harrypotter #deathlyhallows #strangethedreamer #mpls #twincities

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jenlbean
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Slow to start, but picked up nicely towards the end. I can't wait to see what happens. I hate cliffhangers!

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PaulaNovotna
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I was excited to read King of Scars and I very much enjoyed returning to the Grishaverse. First of all, the cover is beautiful and fits the story well. Following up on Nikolai and Zoya was fun but my favourite chapters were Nina's. Her storyline was amazing and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

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This book was amazing start to finish. Not only were the new character pov‘s done extremely well but the humor and action scenes incredible too! I found my love for Nikolai only grew and my respect for Nina and Zoya too. And after that ending, I need the next book now!! 5/5🌟