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King of Scars
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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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morgangrilliot
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zoya and nikolai zoya and nikolai

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persephone1408
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#manicmonday #letterK @CBee
📚king of scars by Leigh Bardugo
💻Lauren Kate
🎥Kidding, A Knights Tale, the Kings speech, Kickass, Killing Bono, Kill your friends, King Arthur, KungFu Panda,
🎶Killswitch Engage, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Maynard James Keenan
🎼Killer Queen by Queen, Knives and pens by Black Veil Brides, Keep on loving you by Cigarettes after sex

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kaarnalaiva
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Ultimately, I ended up liking this but it took a while. I felt like the beginning was really slow and I nearly gave up but I had to find out what happens with Nina so I kept with it. I enjoyed the second part of the book a lot more. I especially liked Isaak‘s chapters as well as Nina‘s which was surprising considering Nikolai was one of my favourite characters in the original trilogy.

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bree.v08
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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kaarnalaiva
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Today hasn‘t really gone to plan but at least I‘ve found myself reading in two different libraries so I‘ll count that as a win! I‘m finally trying to make some progress in the tagged book but it‘s slow going.

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AlizaApp
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This is my year of reading Grishaverse! The first book in the Nikolai duology was fun, plus it was great to have POV from Nina and Zoya. I already liked Nikolai but this book gave him more depth and nuance and made him more interesting. Nina‘s storyline felt a little disconnected from the rest, but it made for enjoyable spy-themed B plot.

Bklover Your nails are beautiful!! 5mo
AlizaApp @Bklover thanks!! 💅💕 5mo
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persephone1408
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TheSpineView Great choice 👌 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 6mo
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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterK

My favorite book beginning with the letter "K" is King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. Two other books are worth mentioning: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas and The King by J. R. Ward.

Want to play? @blueberry @Gissy

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Lauranahe
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It felt so good to be back in the Grishaverse! I do miss my boyfriend Kaz though. He was mentioned, which is nice!

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alisiakae
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Our backyard oasis is almost complete! Pool filled and was ready for swimming Saturday. So relaxing, can‘t wait or the landscaping to be complete. This will be my new favorite reading spot and where you will find me all summer. 📖 ☀️ 🍹

5feet.of.fury Oooh! How nice! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly That looks glorious! 8mo
Weisubei Beautiful!! 8mo
IuliaC So beautiful!! 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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#Two4Tuesday
1. Yes? After reading there are a lot of little details in the cover that reflect back to the story.
2. Yes I am far too influenced by the cover.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was a fun continuation of the grishaverse. It had a slow start, but the last third had me hooked. I would put this on par with the original trilogy, but not as good as The Crows duology. I look forward to the next book. 4⭐️
#BigJuneReadathon

thereadingpal I'm gonna re-read/read better this book this month x) 8mo
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dustys_bookshelf
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Uralkodo
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Ddzmini
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So of course this was great … I love the attitudes of the characters it is always a great fun read when Leigh Bardugo is involved 🤨📖🤗

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Ddzmini
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Guess where I spent the day reading and enjoying the beautiful view 🤗📖

Cinfhen Gorgeous 🤩 12mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m going to guess the beach 🏝 12mo
Ddzmini @Cinfhen and @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes unbelievable beautiful… yes always at the beach… but how could I not be when it‘s so beautiful 🏖🥰 12mo
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Ddzmini
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Starting this as the second one is in the mail I‘ve waited so I could read them both together 📖🤨

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover! 💛💙 12mo
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Actually listened to the Audiobook while cleaning for Thanksgiving. My friend loaned me her print copy which was nice so I could refer to map.

I miss the Gang from 6 of Crows. They did get a mention: "She wished she had Inej‘s gift for spywork or Kaz‘s gift for scheming, but she only seemed to have Jesper‘s gift for bad decisions."

But this was quite the adventure. What an ending! ?

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Gissy
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I‘m enjoying this series but the last three books in the series are the best, at least for me. This particular one was a little slow at the beginning but last half part was full of action, twists and with funny parts as always. I‘m still love more Nina parts/story. It is a fantasy with “witches” and “monsters” but I think is an amazing YA story.
This edition has gold sprayed edges😍

Gissy I read this book last week
Total of reading time-16 x 10 points =160
2nd week #Scarathlon #TeamHendrix @Staycurious
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#TrickorT(read)AThon
#OctoberReadathon
#Gothtober

160 x 5 =800 + 15 (theme) + 1 (Litsy post) =816
4.4 ⭐️
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Pageturner1 great pic! love the coffee cup ☕️ 1y
Gissy @Pageturner1 Thank you!🤗The mug I think is from Marshall‘s but I bought it last year. 1y
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Book review and end of season musings.

https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/blog/

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i.besteph
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This next book in Leigh Bardugo‘s series didn‘t disappoint. It‘s good to be back with many old characters from Shadow and Bone, especially Nikolai and the crew. The character development is 👌🏽 More importantly, I‘m excited to see Zoya find her path as a Grisha.
The only downside is I felt the story dragged in Nina Zenik‘s perspective. Maybe it‘s nostalgia but I had to stop myself from skipping them.

Rating: 4/5

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klbwriting
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I liked this book almost as much as I liked Six of Crows. As much as I liked the Shadow and Bone trilogy these last 2 duologies feel so much richer in character development and story. I loved all of the different storylines and how they worked together. I'm excited for the second book to see how it all ends.

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GatheringBooks
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 3: #PersonVsSelf with Nikolai battling his inner monster. How comforting to slip into the casual bantering between Nikolai and Zoya once again, to finally learn what it means to be right smack in the middle of the making at the heart of the world, the nature of amplifiers (this was just so brilliantly conceived), to have gods come alive and direct the fate of humankind (Grisha and non-Grisha alike). https://wp.me/pDlzr-nuD

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 💛 1y
Eggs 💗📚📚👌🏼 1y
SayersLover Awww they match! 🥰 1y
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I loved the theme of accepting the good and bad parts of yourself. The writing was so much better than the original trilogy. And I was excited to see Nina again.
Overall, I feel like we didn‘t get enough time with the characters. I also didn‘t like the way the plot was going towards the end. Without spoilers, all I will say is that they are calling to something in the original trilogy instead of bringing in a unique roadblock. .

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persephone1408
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I just finished it & all I can say is OH MY GOD! I'm shook you guys! Now I'm about to get into the next one.

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Let‘s be honest. Everyone loves either Nikolai or Kaz or both. Excited to finally start this duology.

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persephone1408
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#curiouscovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
Day 12: Gold
I pick King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. I'm coming close to the end of Crooked Kingdom & I'm dying to start this one! 👑🖤🤴🛡💰🕌

Eggs 🌟👏🏻🧡📙👍🏼 2y
Nute Gorgeous book cover! 2y
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One of my favorite exchanges in the whole Grishaverse 🖤🫐 #zoya

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Kimberlone
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Finishing out this gloomy Memorial Day weekend with a #bookandbath. I was trying to finish up this book over the weekend, but it‘s 8 pm and I‘m still only at 65%, so that doesn‘t seem likely before I need to go to sleep. Still going to enjoy a relaxing bath to soothe my bad back and enjoy this book.

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Blh87
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With a move and a job change, it took me way longer than necessary to finish this. I didn‘t love it as much as some of her previous books, but I will definitely read the next one🤷🏻‍♀️

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GatheringBooks
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#MayCharacters Day 26: Quite a few #merciless characters here TBH. Absolutely loved it. Such a treat to visit Grishaverse again.

Kimberlone Your meal looks delicious! 2y
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Sharv_Sona
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I can't... This book was too much. It was so exiting and there were so many things happening at the same time. I am very exited to start the next book because this book left me on a cliffhanger that is unimaginable. The book started off with a slow increase causing it to bore you a bit, but it certainly get's intriguing later on! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Sharv_Sona
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They would build a new world together. But first they had to burn the old one down

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“What is power without someone to wield it over? I have lived in isolated splendor for too many lifetimes. What is it to be a god without worship? A queen without subjects? I was the witch in the wood, the queen on her throne, the goddess in her temple. I will be once more. I will savor fear and desire and awe again.”

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Sharv_Sona
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And he would never, ever turn his back on a wounded man—even if that man was him.

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Sharv_Sona
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Despise your heart. A Shu saying. Do what has to be done. He knew
how he was supposed to reply, the way a Shu soldier would reply, maybe
the way a king would reply: 'Niweh sesh.' I have no heart

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Continuing through the Grishaverse, this was the first book that wasn‘t a reread for me, and I really liked it! It took me a little while to get into it, and not to continue to blame things on the baby, but I‘m tired, y‘all 😂

Anyway - I liked the characters we got to revisit, almost all of them are from previous books, and I especially enjoyed Zoya‘s point of view. Can‘t wait to see how Bardugo wraps this all up!

ozma.of.oz What a gorgeous cover! 💕 2y
Kimberlone I am finishing up my reread of Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom after reading the Shadow & Bone series for the first time, and I am super excited to read King of Scars next. Nikolai was one of my favorite parts of the original trilogy! 2y
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Because Zoya was not kind and she was not easy. But she was already a queen.

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Be sweeter. Be gentler. Smile when you are suffering.

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Sharv_Sona
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“Everyone mourns the first blossom. Who will weep for the rest that fall?”

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Sharv_Sona
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“All fuels burn differently. Some faster, some hotter. Hate is one kind of fuel. But hate that began as devotion? That makes for another kind of flame.”

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“I don‘t know how to fight this,” Zoya said. She‘d somehow steadied her voice, but he could hear the fear in it anyway. “Is this the part where we die well?”

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Sharv_Sona
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“Great men are often the victims of the lies told by their enemies.“

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Sharv_Sona
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Nikolai had been told hope was dangerous, had been warned of it many times. But he‘d never believed that. Hope was the wind that came from nowhere to fill your sails and carry you home.

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Sharv_Sona
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“Blessing and curse are different words for the same thing.”

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“Progress is a river. It cannot be called back once it leaps its banks.”