I’m about a quarter of the way through ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo. I most likely won’t get through with the story until another few days, but I’m loving the … Continue reading Crooked Kingdom Reading Blog #2
I finally began reading Crooked Kingdom! I’m at Chapter Five, where the Dregs are formulating a plan to rescue one of their own valuable members. The story begins with Kaz … Continue reading Crooked Kingdom: Reading Blog #1
For the month of March, I read 6 books. One was an audiobook, one was an eARC through NetGalley, three were library books, and one was a Barnes & Noble … Continue reading March 2019 Reading Wrap-Up
I really, really enjoyed Six of Crows! This is Leigh Bardugo’s fourth novel within the Grishaverse, centered within the city of Ketterdam. Six young and fearless fighters venture out … Continue reading March 6, 2019: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo/A Review
I’m about halfway through Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Six of Crows’ (midway through Section 3: Heartbreak). This part goes heavily into the backstory of the Dregs’ members, how they came into the … Continue reading March 3, 2019: Six of Crows Reading Blog #2
I heard so many mixed reviews about ‘Ruin and Rising’. I went into this book bracing myself, since I wasn’t sure whether I would be pleasantly surprised or throw the … Continue reading February 16, 2019: ‘Ruin and Rising’ by Leigh Bardugo/A Review
**This review contains spoilers**
I appreciated ‘Siege and Storm’ a bit more than ‘Shadow and Bone’. This installment in the Grisha series heavily ventures into military strategy and royal influence as Alina fights to defeat the Darkling and restore peace to Ravka. Alina generates a following among commoners and Grisha alike, as many see her as the ‘Sun Saint’ who will bring an end to chaos. I appreciated viewing Alina’s friendship with Nikolai, as he uses his power of royalty to school her in military etiquette, as well as navigating diplomacy.
What I didn’t appreciate was the fact that Alina’s communication with Mal constantly led to lovers’ quarreling. Both characters have passionate feelings toward each other, yet Alina allowed her emotional bond with the Darkling interfere with restoring honesty in her relationship with Mal.
I absolutely enjoyed the final battle scene in the book. It contained just the right elements of action and shocking revelations.
My rating: 3.5/5 stars