If you know me you know that I adore Leigh Bardugo and her books and I adore Six of Crows and quite liked the Grisha trilogy as well. So when I saw this tag over at Ash’s blog I knew I had to do it as well! You can check her post here. The tag was originally created by Rebecca Books. Also this Tuesday I already posted my spoiler free review of King of Scars so this week is very much Grishaverse themed! Hope you all like what I did there.
Kaz Brekker; A book that you shouldn’t judge by the cover
- I’m going to twist this a bit. Here we have the Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk. Looks pretty cool, right? Just by looking at it, I think many people would want to pick this up, especially fantasy lovers. However, in my opinion, the story… is just not worth it.
Nina Zenik; A book that made you feel empowered
- This one is definitely Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann.
Inej Ghafa; A book with a good balance of character and plot
- This question had me thinking for quite some time, to be honest. But my choice would be Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. It has a great plot and great characters too (although I wanted a bit more I definitely do agree this book is great!). I still need to continue the series though.
Alina Starkov; A unique book, one that is unlike anything you’ve ever read
- I think it’s This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I mean I have not heard of a book where people’s sins became actual demons.
Mal Oretzev; A book that always sticks with you
- I think right now that one should be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve read it two times now and it somehow always comes back around to me (also weirdly fits into this tag, ha!).
The Darkling; A book with a dark plot/ story line
- For this I’ll go with Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. It’s dark fantasy and it does deal with quite a lot of dark things that I wouldn’t recommend this book to just anyone.
Jesper Fahey; A book that people always seem to leave out
- I immediately thought of Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I know many people are rather critical of it, and yes it might draw heavy inspiration from The Lord of the Rings but I think the whole series did a great job in building a stable world with stable magic system and it has a diverse cast of characters!
Wylan Van Eck; A book that wasn’t what it seemed at first
- Okay, I love Wylan but I couldn’t come up with a positive book for this one so I’ll just go for the negative one and it’d be The Bone Season by Samatha Shannon. I thought it was gonna be a good dystopian/sci-fi story but it ultimately let me down with the main character whining over everything. If you want to know my thoughts on it, I have a spoilery review here.
Matthias Helvar; A book that was bad at first but turned out good
- Not necessarily bad but I wasn’t so sure if I would like Truthwitch by Susan Dennard but I ended up quite enjoying it and now I want to continue on with the series.
Nikolai Lantsov; A witty book
- This one for me would be The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. It’s a very well crafted fantasy book with great magic system and world building and with a very witty main character.
Hope you all liked this tag and if you want to do it, I tag you!