Author: Leigh Bardugo

WoW [108]

Posted June 14, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [108]Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on August 29th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 368
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The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

My Thoughts

I am super intrigued by this one! I’m loving all the superheros getting YA novels and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this! Have any of you read this yet?

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Stephanie
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Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted October 17, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh BardugoCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six Of Crows #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on September 27th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 536
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

How does one begin to explain how much they simply fell in love? I have no idea.

Well, I guess we can just start with this: I loved every single page. This is probably might most loved sequel to any book, in my top five for the year, AND my top five all time favorite series. If you haven’t already read book 1 of this series, I demand you stop reading this review right now and go pick it up. Bardugo has created one of the most imaginative, immersive, all out FANTASTICALLY AMAZING YA worlds I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Her usual wit, cunning, and flawless plotting is just as present in this book as it was with book 1. I’m so sad this series has ended, I seriously feel like I’ve lost six of my best friends!

Book 2 starts off just where we left the ending of book 1, the characters only continue to grow and surprise you throughout this entire read, and the plot just keeps getting better and better. I simple cannot express how much I enjoyed this read. I have zero complaints, nothing was too drawn out, no character felt lagging, there was no bridge plot – it was all necessary and it was all delightful.

I really enjoyed how in this book we got a bigger look at the setting, Ketterdam itself was explored a lot more and it gave us time to get to know all its beautiful and dirty secrets. The tone is definitely a little more somber, considering the events that transpired in book 1, but it never felt heavy. I didn’t have to take breaks or feel like anything was weighing down my ability to be entertained. I am continuously astonished at how well Bardugo chose names and places to reflect the world. Every aspect from religion to trade routes was explored or examined as part of the plot, and I don’t think I’ve read a YA book so unique like this is in a long time.

I have not read Bardugo’s other Greisha series, but I could tell that there were quite a few more references to it in this installment. Some characters that I assume played a large role in her previous series come back to make an appearance and some places/things come back as well. I really appreciated how she did that, because I didn’t feel like I couldn’t understand why something was important or like I was missing an inside joke.

Overall, this was a 5/5, home run, all out amazing read. Perfect for this time of year, and perfect if you’re looking for a little bit of everything. GO READ IT!

 

What do you think? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!

five-stars
Lizzie
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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Posted June 21, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 3 Comments

Hello, Darlings! If you’re a regular of the bookish online community I doubt you haven’t NOT heard something about Six of Crows – and rightly so! I read this book when it initially came out last year, and loved it. With the sequel being published soon I just felt like it deserved  a reread. As […]

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Shadow and Bone [Review]

Shadow and Bone [Review]

Posted May 12, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

“The problem with wanting,” he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, “is that it makes us weak.” “I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise.” “What are you smiling at?” I whirled, peering into the gloom. The […]

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