Leigh Bardugo does it again. Oh. My. Gosh. Bardugo always blows me away with her characters, plot, and world-building. Also, she makes me CRY SO MUCH. She really gets me in my feels.
I love books that show the after of war and destruction. The rebuilding is also so important, and I love how Bardugo shows the destruction from the Shadow and Bone trilogy as well as the Six of Crows duology. The scars that all of the remaining characters bear, both physical and emotional is so well done and important. The aftermath makes them more human and believable. They’re tragic and broken but so strong.
Nikolai was a great character and I cannot wait for more. I love his wit, and I really like how he values knowledge and learning so much. Dang, I love Zoya so much she gives me chills because of how badass she is and how much I want to be like her. Nina as always is entertaining and makes me cry cause of Matthias. I cried and cried, but I’m fine. I’m FINE.
I should say that I have not finished the Grisha Trilogy. I’ve read the first book, but I didn’t make it to the second. However, once again I have started a sequel series without reading the first series and I have to backtrack. So I started Shadow & Bone and I’m loving it. There will be a review soon. I didn’t need to read the trilogy to love this book, but I definitely am missing out on a lot. Bardugo does a good job of summarizing in a way that it doesn’t feel like summarizing.
King of Scars is a masterpiece and I love how Bardugo explores the broken and dark places of people in a way that makes me feel like I can explore those places in myself without feeling terrible. She handles self-growth and tragedy in such an amazing way and I cannot wait for the next one!
Let me know what you thought about this book!!