Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone! We are almost there, it’s blogmas day 23, I almost made it. Today, as a sort of final post to sum up the year wrap-ups I have been doing (don’t worry there will be a full comprehensive year wrap-up coming for new years), I will be unveiling my favourite book of the year. There were so many great books this year that it wasn’t easy picking my favourite! Some runner-ups include Deathcaster by Cinda Williams China (an amazing finale to the Shattered Realms series), Supernova by Marissa Meyer (another fantastic final book in the Renegades series), and Serpent & Dove, a new release that really surprised me this year. The book that really stood out to me was a lush high fantasy story, a new addition to an established book universe, and a book with an ending that was truly shocking……………. *drum roll please*………………….
King of Scars
By: 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.
My Review: Here
This book was another wonderful addition to the Grishaverse, and it had an ending that left me reeling for days! I can’t wait to see what Leigh Bardugo writes next, and I am beyond excited for the Shadow and Bone Netflix series that is supposed to air sometime next year, let’s hope they do this wonderful series justice.
What are your favourite books of the year? let me know in the comments below!