Book Spotlight: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Welcome to book spotlight where instead of giving you another book review, I’m just going to talk about books I’ve read recently that I enjoyed. Prepare yourself for the fangirl gushing.

Where do I start with Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo?

This book is a lot. It’s huge. So long and so tall and so much happens. So much bad happens. But saints, that ending. It was so worth the wait and the pain and just everything these characters face and go through. This book builds upon everything Leigh has written for the Grishaverse so far, and I don’t know if it’s just a bunch of wish fulfillment or if it makes sense or if I even care. Because I loved it.

Well, most of it. There is one particular thing that happens that I will never forgive Leigh for, but I’ll refrain from including spoilers. But basically, Leigh, HOW DARE YOU.


What else do I say? What else can I say without spoilers? I don’t know, but I needed a post for today and here we are, staring at the beautiful cover and thinking about this book and how these characters don’t exist and the story isn’t real and does it really matter?


It was amazing. It was also heartbreaking and intense and wonderful. I’m so freaking happy for a certain couple in this book because gosh darn it in King of Scars I kept wanting to scream, JUST KISS ALREADY. And finally, finally, something happens.

Oops, spoiler.

I literally cannot write this without a little bit of spoilers so I’m sorry. I won’t mention who dies and who lives. I won’t tell you what happens in the end or why I found myself pausing every once in a while to just breathe or cry or whatever. But I will say that there are a lot of unexpected moments in this book. That certain characters do things that I did not at all expect, but it makes sense and it works so well and just everything comes together in the end. And when I say everything, I mean, everything. Everything from Shadow and Bone trilogy, from Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, from King of Scars. It all comes together. It wraps everything up in a neat bow and kicks ass while doing so.

Well, mostly. There is that very, very, very last ending line/paragraph/moment that hints that Leigh is scheming up another book and I’m here for it. I will read whatever Leigh has next. Grishaverse. Not Grishaverse. Whatever.

This is a very odd book spotlight for me. Usually I’m more composed. I try to give sort of a review, but I did warn at the beginning to get ready for the fangirl gushing. And when it comes to Leigh Bardugo’s writing—she’s a master, I can’t even—and her characters (especially Nikolai *swoons*) and just the magic of this world, it’s all fangirling. There is no time where I’m not fangirling. So here we are. Thanks for reading. Go find a book or series or author that you love just as much as I love Leigh and her Grisha books.

I can’t with that ending. I just can’t.


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