Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo – Does It Live Up To The Hype? (King of Scars #2 Review)

Caitsbooks Reviews: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. 5 Stars. Cover is shown.

There will be no spoilers for any Grishaverse books in this review.

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: This was my most anticipated release of the year, and it did not disappoint.

“Tell them the demon king rules Ravka now and vengeance is coming.”

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Gun Violence, Suicide, Rape Mention, Rape, War Themes, Murder, Misogyny, Kidnapping/Abduction, Miscarriage Mention //

Release Date: 3/30/2021
Publisher: Imprint
Previous Books: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising, Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, King of Scars (click titles to view reviews)
Page Count: 608
Premise:

“Maybe that was the trick to it: to survive, to dare to stay alive, to forge your own hope when all hope had run out.”

Rule of Wolves is the sequel to King of Scars, and the most recent book in the Grishaverse. This book is nearly impossible to describe without spoiling a previous book in this universe, but it follows our main three characters as they deal with the aftermath of the King of Scars ending. Plus some twists. There’s war, monsters, magic, and romance.

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Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft – A Gothic Romance You Won’t Forget (Review)

Caitsbooks Reviews Down Comes The Night (5 Stars)

My Thoughts: Have you ever felt like a book was made for you? That is how I feel about Down Comes the Night.

About the Book: Down Comes the Night is a gothic YA fantasy following Wren, a powerful healer in the Queen’s Guard who is dismissed after she makes a decision the Queen deems “reckless”. But when she receives a letter from a Lord of a neighboring kingdom, she travels to his estate to heal his servant from a mysterious illness. But when she gets there, she discovers the servant is actually her kingdom’s most renowned enemy.

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A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer – A Thrilling Finale (Cursebreakers #3 Review)

A Vow So bold and Deadly by brigid kemmerer review

My Thoughts: A Vow So Bold and Deadly is exactly what I wanted in a finale. It was epic, full of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, with amazing characters that I absolutely adored.

About the Book: This is the final book in the Cursebreakers series, following all four of our previous POV characters as they head towards that inevitable conclusion that we’ve been dreading.

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Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston – A Creepy yet Cute Fairytale (Review)

Thank you so much to Edelweiss and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Among the Beasts and Briars was exactly what I needed. Get swept away in this original fairytale full of fantastic characters and terrifying woods.

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Animal Death //

Release Date: 10/20/2020
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 352
Premise:

Among the Beasts and Briars follows Cerys, the royal gardener’s daughter. When her best friend’s coronation is attacked by the beasts from the Wildwoods, Cerys must protect her kingdom’s magical crown.

The only hope to save those she loves is the legendary Lady of the Wilds, but in order to find her, Cerys must search through the deadly Wildwoods.. But Cerys isn’t alone. With her on her journey is the fox from her gardens, and the strange bear she meets along the way.

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