King of Scars was a very anticipated release for me this year, so I have really mixed feelings about this review. I’ve been buddy reading King of Scars with a friend of mine and we both barely finished to read the book within a month or so. We started on a weekend and we’re halfway through but then we both got busy and the book was neglected. The question is, though:why?
Maybe I really was too busy to read at the time, but I honestly feel as though the book just wasn’t it for me.
At some point, I was more interested in the side characters than in the main plot and that rarely happens.
It was well-written and fun to read. There were a lot of funny or insightful moments I enjoyed a lot. As always with Leigh Bardugo, there’s a bit romance sprinkled into the plot and even though th ecouple wasn’t one I was expecting, I still enjoyed that aspect of King of Scars as well. However, the main plot wasn’t gripping enough for me, at least not enough to keep me reading. When I went to bed, instead of reading King of Scars I found excuses and read fan fiction instead.
I think it must have been the mix of a busy month and the fact that I liked the side story more than the main plot was probably the reason why it too me ages to finish this book.
I will probably read the second part regardless, because I love Ravka. It is like a constantly hungry child that needs feeding and I’m very much the same type of child. I’m not finished with the Grishaverse, yet. I would especially love to read a book about the Darkling, too!
How did you like King of Scars? Do you have a favorite character in the Grishaverse you’d like to read more about?