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↓ A villain you love? - Mine has to be The Darkling, though now I’ve read ADSOM, I feel like Holland sits in the same category as The Darkling so I guess I’ve got a soft spot where he’s concerned too 🤷‍♀️ (I know he’s not the ultimate villain but he’s still a bad guy so ... ) Both of them misunderstood, both gone through some horrible ordeals (especially Holland) but both ultimately wanting to save their world or have a safe place for their people. They just tend to go about it in the wrong ways 😂 I FEEL FOR THEM OKAY. - Who would you pick? 🎄
I just began Part 7 of Outlander and am jus5 shy of page 700. I'm nearing the end & I love it so much!❤ . #bookishholiday17 ["Rockin' around the Christmas tree": Red & Green books] --Can these count? There's some red and green in the covers... 😶 . #lilbookishcheer [Ornament] . #decinbooks17 [Books you bought because of BG] -- Well, these books and these specific covers. I mean, they're so photogenic 😍 I was able to pick the series up for ~ $15 on Amazon! . #bookishrewind17 [Most artistic] -- I'm going with most creative and I would have to go with Sturmhond. . #frenchiefantasydecember [Princes and princesses] -- There's one in this series 😚
When your to deep into a fandom that you draw your bae character in and AU...... (This is the Darkling... AKA Aleksander Morozova) #thedarkling #darkling #aleksander #morozova #aleksandermorozova #grishaverse #grisha #drawing #draw #sketch #art #prismacolor #sharpie
QOTD: Favourite tortured/broken character?? I’d have to go with my bae Kaz Brekker! AKA Dirtyhands! I don’t think @lbardugo could have done a better job portraying diverse characters with their emotional baggage and trauma and how it shapes them and how each individual copes with their own burdens. Kaz is broken and bruised, but alive and stronger and more motivated to flourish in a place and world that is determined to beat everyone down. I find that inspiring and uplifting and much more motivational than jolly, happy characters or characters with troubled pasts for the sake of the plot, but seem to be doing unrealistically well in all matters in life! Who is your favourite from such characters? Leave it in the comments below! 💕 ALSO, low-key obsessed with this custom label by @lunalovebycorinna! It’s my fave candle in the world DIRTYHANDS Y’ALL KNOW IT but I wanted a label with Bae’s name and face on it so 💁🏽🌚🦅 #sixofcrows #badboys #crookedkingdom #kazbrekker #inejghafa #leighbardugo #giveaway #languageofthorns #grisha #grishaverse #shadowandbone #thedarkling #bookstagram #bookstagramchallenge #bookstagramgiveaway #dirtyhands #thewraith #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #nikolai #sixofcrowssunday #nomournersnofunerals #yabooks #booknerd #booknerdigans #ireadya #thedarkling #darkling
“We were not made to please princes” #thelanguageofthorns #leighbardugo #tlot #grishaverse #thedarkling #grisha
“I will tell you a story, one I used to tell to a little boy with dark hair. A silent boy who rarely laughs, who listened more closely than I realized. A boy who had a name and not a title.” -Leigh Bardugo ••• QOTD: Have you read the Shadow and Bone trilogy? I read them earlier this year and loved them! The Darkling is definitely my favorite character from the series (followed by Nikolai 😉) because he’s so complex and dark. ••• This “The Darkling” inspired candle is from @wickandfable’s #grishaverse Box! It had a dark, rich scent that is very Darkling-esq 🖤🌘 ••• #bookish #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookishcandles #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #wickandfable #shadowandbone #seigeandstorm #ruinandrising #thelanguageofthorns #thedarkling #bookishcandleshop #leighbardugo #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom
Lip balms to last for months 😅 . Thank you to @jellyreads for tagging me to do the #hsmbooktag 💖 . 📚Breaking Free (a book you can rely on to get you out of a reading slump): The Night Circus . 📚Now or Never (a book you started reading but couldn’t finish): hmmm I usually try my best to finish, but the closest I think is Shadow Scale bc that took ages. If not, I fear King’s Cage will be the first 😭😭 . 📚The Boys Are Back (favourite bromance): Jason and Percy or Will and Jem 🙌🏻 . 📚Night to Remember (fave scene of any book): THE DRAGON POX SONG!!! Really any Will Herondale moment is pure gold 😂 . 📚Gotta Go My Own Way (a book you once loved but now you aren’t sure): The Cursed Child. The more I think about it the more I realise I just wanted to like it rather than actually enjoying it. Either that or Me Before You . 📚Fabulous (a character that is way too extra and a complete drama queen but you still love them): the first character I thought of is Russell Pickett from Turtles All the Way Down bc of him leaving all his money to a tuatara. . 📚We’re All in This Together (favourite squad): The Golden Trio; Percy, Grover and Annabeth 💕 . 📚Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (weirdest character/scene/book): Most scenes from Valentine . 📚Walk Away (a book you actually had to walk away from bc it was just so bad): Girl Online, wow I just couldn’t like it for the life of me . . . . . #lipbalm #bookishlipbalm #lunarchronicles #cress #caraval #thedarkling #thegrishatrilogy #willherondale #theinfernaldevices #behindthepages #bookish #booklover #bookaholic #epicreads #books #biblio #bookstagram #booknerd #bibliophile #igreads #bookworm #booknerdigans #reading #bookphotography #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature
“In this moment he was just a boy -brilliant, blessed with too much power, burdened by eternity.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising . . I feel like a villain appreciation post is very fitting for today! 😈😉 . . GORGEOUS print is from @behindthepagesstore 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . #thedarkling #thegrishatrilogy #ruinandrising #leighbardugo #yalit #yalovin #booksbooksbooks #yareads #epicreads #favoriteauthor #vscobooks #bookquotes #mustread #bookdragon #bookishmerch #bookishlove #bookworms #bookcover
"I've seen what you truly are," said the Darkling, "and I've never turned away. I never will. Can he say the same?" - The Darkling, Shadow and Bone . Haven't done a challenge in quite some time so I figured I choose one of the many I have been tagged in 🙈 . @d_ireadromance tagged me in #top5brotp 1. Ridge and Warren (Maybe Someday) 2. Ronan and Gansey (The Raven Cycle) 3. Hawke and Riley (Psy-Changeling series) 4. Rhysand, Azriel, and Cassian (ACOTAR) 5. Dorian and Chaol (ToG) . Here is a completely unrelated picture showcasing this GORGEOUS Darkling candle from @wickandfable that came in their Grishaverse box. Captures the whole essence of him 😍 Hands down he is my favorite villain ever 💙 Though I like to see him more as a morally gray character and antagonist than an outright villian 🤔 . QOTD: Who are your top brotop? . #wickandfable #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstafeature #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishcandle #candle #thedarkling #grishaverse #bookstack #books #blackbooks #blue #flower #bookworm #bookloversociety #booklover #bookloversofinstagram #booknerdigans #booknerd #bookphoto #bookphotography #booktag #tagchallenge #bookfeaturepage
🎄 December 12 🎄 My candle order arrived last night and I am so excited! 🕯 Look at how gorgeous that packaging is, with the wax seal! I almost didn't want to open them. 🕯 Do you have any bookish candles? Which shop is your go-to? • • #merrybookmas17: book & warm drink • • #grisha #darkling #thegrishatrilogy #thedarkling #reverielibrary #reverielibrarycandles #bookstagram #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #booklove #books #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #literature #goodreads #booksofinstagram #instabook #readersofinstagram #igreads #igbooks
Early birthday present to myself arrived and it's too pretty! 😍😍😍 #shadowandbonetrilogy #grishaverse #leighbardugo #thedarkling #birthday
Ruin and Rising is absolutely destroying my feelings. They’re not even feelings I knew I had. I have loved every minute of the story progression, but caring about all of these characters snuck up on me. Has that ever happened to you with a book? . . #allthebooksdec - book you’d gift someone #lbcgvchallenge - Ketterdam (Map Monday) . . QOTD: If you could control an element, which one would you pick? . . . #mapmonday #openbook #owlcrate #grishaverse #thegrishatrilogy #ruinandrising #booksarelife #thedarkling #bookphotography #bookishfeatures #yalit #bookdragon #bookaholic #booknerdigans #shadowandbone #totalbooknerd #booklove #lovereading #currentlyreading #goodreads #igreads #instareads #readersofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookstagrammer #bookfeaturepage #bookstagram
I purchased this book in 2015, and am finally picking it up. I’m about half way through and kind of love the Darkling. I cannot wait to see how this world unfolds. #shadowandbone #grishaverse #grishatrilogy #leighbardugo #yabooks #yafantasy #bookstagram #books #youngadult #thedarkling #alinastarkov #reading #bookworm
Here’s a closer look at my #grisha shelves from my post yesterday. ⚜️The Darkling poster and Kaz chapstick by @behindthepagesstore ⚜️Kaz, The Darkling and small candles are from the @wickandfable and the past Grisha box ⚜️Midnight Tales candle from the @illumicrate Grisha exclusive box ⚜️Dirtyhands candle by @themeltinglibrary ⚜️Mug by @thetwinklecanvas ⚜️Kaz and Inej print from past @litjoycrate ⚜️Inej candle by @flickthewick I have some of these shops and rep codes in my profile LinkTree 😆 ⚜️⚜️⚜️ Do you decorate your shelves with #bookishmerch ? ⚜️⚜️⚜️ #leighbardugo #kaz #thedarkling #grishaverse #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #ketterdam #crookedkingdom #sixofcrows #bookishmerchfeatures
. "I'm not what you think I am," I whispered desperately. The Darkling stepped closer to me and said, his voice so low that only I could hear, "I doubt you have any idea what you are." . . . . I would love to see the Grishaverse on the big screen. Or actually, I think I'd prefer to see it as a TV series. What's a book you'd love to see as a movie or series? . . . . Art: The Saint & The Heretic by @warickaart on @redbubble . . #printedalphabet12days -- #bookishcandles . . #fanaticalbirddecember -- first line. "The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke's house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches." - Shadow And Bone . . #ampersanddec17 -- fantasy . . #ShadowAndBone #grishaverse #TheDarkling #AlinaStarkov #sunsummoner #wickandfable #literarycandles #bookstagram . . #candlegram #fanart #fandom #leighbardugo #fiercereads #redbubble #acolorstory #grisha #bookworm #booknerdigans #booknookstagram #yareads #yalit #bookishmerch #bookmerch #bibliophile #bookcandle
One of my lovely bookgroup friends @aliterarylullaby brought the Alina/darkling inktobers she bought from me with her when she went to meet Leigh Bardugo and sent me this picture. Isn't it awesome?! <3 #alinastarkov #thedarkling #leighbardugo
The Grisha Trilogy is the world that opened me up into the vast dimension of Young Adult books. Let's just say...I fell in ❤❤❤! I have yet to read The Language of Thorns. But...I have a feeling I will be making a trip to the bookstore soon. 😝👍 oh, and have you heard? There is soon going to be a duology on Nikolai!!! 😸❤ What is your favorite YA book or series?! 📖📚😎 #youngadult #youngadultbooks #leighbardugo #leighbardugobooks #grishaverse #grisha #grishatrilogy #thedarkling #bookstagram #books #ilovebooks #shadowandbone
I think I'm a bit obsessed😂 -Unknown Artist- QOTD: Who's your favorite character in the grisha trilogy and why? /J/ Tags: #shadowandbone #seigeandstorm #ruinandrising #alinastarkov #mal #Zoya #nikolai #Thedarkling #marie #nadia #Sergei #authors #fandom #fanart #books #leighbardugo #corporalki #etherealki #materialki #takethree #sunsummoner #Grisha
•”I’ll meet you in the meadow”• “He has served countless kings, faked countless deaths, bided his time, waiting for you.” This book has sent me on an epic rollercoaster ride of emotions. The darkling was by far one of my favorite characters, I know he’s the villain but if he doesn’t get some kind of redemption arc I’m going to be so sad. (Ps. My mom convinced me to let her be the one to hold the book up because her nails were more christmasy than mine 😂) #christmasnails #bookstagram #grishaverse #thedarkling #shadowandbone
Hello bookhumans! Day 8 for #bookishtalesdec is BLUEBEARD: Favourite Villain! I love lots of villains, but the Darkling from Shadow and Bone is one of my favourites! So sassy and sarcastic. Other favourites are all the Vampire Diaries villains - notably Katherine Pierce, Adelina Amouteru (anti-hero/villain), Sebastian Morgenstern, AIDEN from Illuminae and there's totally way more but they're slipping my mind - #QOTD : Favourite villain - { #books #book #bookish #booksta #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #yabookstagrammer #ya #yalit #yabooks #australianbookstagrammer #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #thedarkling #villains #shadowandbone #thegrishatrilogy #grisha }
Um, I think we all need to take a moment to stop and appreciate not only how gorgeous this candle is, but it is one of the most incredible smelling candles as well. I mean, @wickandfable always has incredible candles, but this one is basically perfection. 😍 It snowed here this afternoon which meant that the lighting in my bedroom was actually perfect for taking pictures! Though of course the first one I decide to post is another Leigh Bardugo post, but somehow I think you guys will get over that. 😂🤷‍♀️ I hope you all had a fantastic Saturday! #bookish #bookstagram #bookstacks #bookspines #coverlove #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #grishaverse #leighbardugo #thedarkling #wickandfable #bookcandles #bookishcandles
QOTD: Tell me about what you’re currently reading? • Today’s #grimdragon prompt is “read this if you like ____” and I’m going to participate with a @lbardugo twist! • If you loved the Grisha trilogy then you should READ: - Deathless by @catvalente@alchemyandink recommended Deathless to me because it shares the same mythic origins as the Darkling and Alina in Shadow & Bone. I’m currently reading it and I’m already in love! . . If you loved Six of Crows then you should WATCH: - Peaky Blinders (Netflix) ↳ Tommy Shelby is essentially Kaz Brekker. Plus, the gritty 1920’s Birmingham, England backdrop of this incredible show is exactly what I pictured while reading about Ketterdam. . . If you loved The Language of Thorns then you should LISTEN to: - @sigurros (any album) ↳ Complex, richly layered, and sometimes dark and moody - Grishaverse fairytales and this band’s ethereal post rock discography pair well together! . . . . {tags} #grishaverse #grishatrilogy #sixofcrows #shadowandbone #thedarkling #thelanguageofthorns #russian #russianmythology #mythology #deathless #peakyblinders #readthis #currentlyreading #bookstagram #wintervibes #bookrecommendation #kazbrekker #nomournersnofunerals #leighbardugo #yabooks #sigurros #bookish
Having a good lie in. #thedarkling #ohhappygrey
QOTD: What are you currently reading? ✨ • • I'm currently reading A Gathering of Shadows and I'm having a hard time putting it down. I really love Lila with her witty comments and her badass attitude and getting to know Alucard has been so much fun! • • Hope y'all are having a great day ❤ I'm super excited for Christmas!! 🎄Buying gifts for everyone, baking gingerbread cookies, decorating the house and getting to take a break from all the school work. I really hope I get some writing done too since I've had a lack of inspiration for a while. Although now I have an idea and I can't wait to get started with it 📝 • • • #yalit #yabooks #shadowandbone #leighbardugo #bookworm #currentlyreading #bookaddict #bookish #yalovin #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #thedarkling
Good morning bookish lovelies 😚😚💜💖💙💚 I am one of those annoying morning people... I just like being awake (and in bed by 9pm 😅😅😂😂😂😂😂) while my partner is the exact opposite 🙈🙈 . . QoTD: 🐉 YOU CAN'T PICK DRAGON BECAUSE I'M MEAN (MUAHAHAHAHAHHAHA) 🐉 but.... what mythical creature would you want to find? Aside from a dragon... because we all know dragons are everyone's top picks 😂😂 AoTD: either a griffon... or a pegasus... or maybe even a unicorn 🦄🦄🦄 . . Challenges: #jayjaysconstantfaerytaleschristmas - honour and wisdom - I feel like The Darkling has both... just slightly on the darkside 😂😂😂 I can't elaborate how he could have changed Alina (😍😍) because one of my fav people on here is reading it 😂😂😅😅 #alliwantforchristmasisabook - book and Christmas ornament - look a stag head!! Gah! Why is there a rat emoji but not a deer?!?! #addlebowtiesdec17 - blue and white book(s) - it has both! Yay! #starlitharleymas - prince in disguise... hello! Only the coolest one ever is featured in this series!!! #hollysandlisasbookishchristmas - books and fairylights... ummm I have a deer head 😂😂😂 #bndtpdec17 - a cheesy read... this has some pretty epic cheese in it 😅😅😂😂 I did cringe a lil 😂😂 #iamsweetdecember - book with snow on cover = this one!!!!!! Look closely ❄❄❄❄ . . . . #grishatrilogy #grishaverse #leighbardugo #thedarkling #coverlove #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #instabooks #instaread #bookporn #bibliophile #bookishfeatures #bookish #booknerd #booklover #bookworm #booknerdigan #bookdragon #bookgeek #totalbooknerd #igreads #igbooks #epicreads
"'I've been waiting for you a long time, Alina' He said. 'You and I are going to change the world'" 🌙 QOTD: What's your ambition in life? Do you want to change the world? 🌙 Hello lovelies! I hope you're all having a fantastic day or at least keeping your head above water! I'm always here if you need someone to talk to of laugh with 😍 this can be a stressful time of year! 🌙 I have no huge ambitions this holiday season besides finishing my December TBR 😆 and I don't think I'm very ambitious beyond academic work. Isn't it enough to be happy and comfortable? 😂 I don't feel like I aspire to change the world but I'd love to change the lives of people I care about 💕 how about you? Do you have big ambitions? 🌙 Features: @reverielibrary 's The Darkling candle which is earthy and mysterious smelling. 🌙 #thedarkling #reverielibrary #bookishcandle #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #grishaverse #bibliophile #bookstagram #fallreads #mustreads #favouritebooks
When you complain about not having enough grishaverse merch, so you order a whole bunch of candles and subscription boxes, but then realize that until you get them you are still merchless 🤦🏼‍♀️ eventually i will have beautiful items to include in my Leigh bardugo related posts! Lol. • • • ❄️ #frenchiefantasydecember // misunderstood - the darkling! I feel like he may be one of the most misunderstood characters in any book I’ve ever read! Which might be one of the reasons i love him so... ❄️ #decinbooks17 // book that gives you the feels - basically any books by @lbardugo • • • #books #booknerd #bookstagram #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeatures #bibliophile #bookphotography #photochallenge #bookstagrammer #reading #igreads #bookstafeatures #igbooks #bookworm #leighbardugo #grisha #grishaverse #thedarkling
"No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for good luck." . . . Good afternoon my friends! Hope you're all having a great week so far. I decided to post Six of Crows today because it is such an amazing series and world. I also wanted to show off this beautiful book mark I got from @lovelybookishmarks Etsy shop. And yes, that is me when I met Leigh a few months ago for her Language of Thorns tour, she was awesome. I finally started reading the Infernal Devices series after kicking my reading slump with a free weeks trial on kindle unlimited...I probably read 10 books that week..😂😭
. "What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men." . . . . I know I'm posting pretty heavily the past few days but there are just so many good prompts. Plus I actually have pictures ready to go. I'm going to have to replenish my stock soon but I have to say I really like having pics ready ahead of time. Usually when I think I'm really prepared I just have things ready for the following day...that's not bad. But I like this better. . . . . If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is a very difficult question. My comfort food is wiener schnitzel and spätzle so I think I'm going to go with that. . . . . #lbcgvchallenge -- The Darkling (evil and complicated character) . . #TheDarkling #grishaverse #WickAndFable #bookishcandle #bookstagram . . #grisha #siegeandstorm #leighbardugo #bookishmerch #candlegram #bookchallenge #photochallenge #acolorstory #fandom #fiercereads #yareads #yalit #bookworm #booknerdigans #flatlay #booknookstagram #bookish #ilovebooks #bookdragon #bookaddict #shadowandbone #ruinandrising #candlelover
Favorite bookish universe... The GrishaVerse of course... Who doesn't wanna exist in a world that has The Darkling?? #owlcratebookclub #bbrebelalliance #grishaverse #leighbardugo #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #thedarkling #prettynewcovers #bookstagram
⚔️ Today’s @owlcrate photo challenge! Dec 6th: Brooch on coat 🧥 . Really love this wood brooch that came in the November box😻👌🏻 It is from @juniperandivydesigns check out her store they have amazing things! . I have to admit that I haven’t read the books from the Grishaverse yet but I am already excited about all the things I have seen and heard!🔥 @lbardugo looks like it’s an awesome author and I am beyond excited of entering her world of books! 🌎 . Have fun with my sister taking this picture because she wanted her minions pants to appear in the photo but the brooch wouldn’t appear clear then🤷🏻‍♀️😂 . . . #read #bookish #booklover #bookstagram #ya #reading #yabooks #fantasy #bookshelf #bookaddict #read #reader #kindle #library #bookworm #literature #stories #bookstragram #bookdragon #bookalicious #OCKingdoms #owlcrate #grishaverse #owlcratebox #leighbardugo #thedarkling
Day 2 of #ockingdoms I have a Heartrender pin and it's the coolest thing! These were included in the November #owlcrate box and I (obviously) got the Heartrender which is my favorite of the Grisha (though most of the characters are kind of assholes). Also really behind in my buddy read of this series. Oops. 😂😭 #grishaversebuddyread
I think The Darkling and Nikolai should have a book together where they are best friends and they travel across Ravka together monster hunting, visiting Taverns late at night and swooning all the ladies...Let’s just dream about that for a second. Okay but really, these two bookmarks are from @idlestuff and I love them! - At least we’re getting a book all about Nikolai. I guess that’ll satisfy me... for now.. • • • #book #books #fiction #novel #bookporn #ilovereading #ilovebooks #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookish #booklover #bookstagram #bookobsessed #bookworm #read #reader #reading #bookphotography #bookmarks #grishaverse #thedarkling #magneticbookmarks #idleinternationalfriendsearch
“Haven’t you figured it out?” Edward said quietly. “I married her to unleash her on the world, not to keep her under wraps.” -Courtney Milan, The Suffragette Scandal --------------------------------------- QotD: Do you read a lot of different genres or do you typically stay in the same family? AotD: I'm trying to focus my December challenges on books that I've read this year and I'm realizing how few genres I've actually read. 46% of the books I read this year fell into the Fantasy/Paranormal category, 21% into the Sci-Fi/Steampunk/Dystopian category, and 15% was Contemporary. 54% of the books I read had romance as a major genre. --------------------------------------- Day 6 of #lbcgvchallenge is The Darkling (evil and complicated characters): Maybe it's cheating a little bit to take the namesake of today, but there is honestly no character that fits this description better than The Darkling for the entirety of his story arc. --------------------------------------- Day 6 of #TheBestof2017Challenge is Best Historical Book: This challenge is making me realize how few genres I managed to touch this past year. The only historical books I read were romance, which isn't inherently a bad thing, but I need to work on that. My favorite was The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan. She's one of my go-to authors and this is one of my favorites from her so far. --------------------------------------- #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklove #booklover #bibliophile #bookworm #bookish #booknerd #igreads #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #totalbooknerd #bookishfeatures #mybookishfeatures #instabooks #instareads #grishaversebuddyread #grishaverse #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #malina #thedarkling #courtneymilan
🍎 Book review 🍎 . The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 💜 .I just finished Winter, and oh my God what an amazing series, Everything is AWESOME, new world, beautiful characters, outstanding plot and of course breathtaking words.💜 . Srarting with Cinder and Scarlet I gave them⭐⭐⭐⭐, the books were actually really good but at some parts I was like please just do "that" Without the delaying and the events in between...💜 . About Cress and Winter 5 well deserved stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, they had everything including cute and really sweet couples....💜 . I loved how the books were talking about "acceptance ", not to spoil you, but how cinder and everyone came to accept their identity was great, they came to accept that all the imperfections are perfect in their own way. 💜 . I recommend this series for every, fantasy, YA, Romance and adventure reader, while reading I was like WHY didn't I read this PERFECTION till now?! 🤷🏻.. . . #printedalphabet12days DAY 6 #TID 💜 #willandtessa #otp 💜 I really loved all the couples in the Lunar Chronicles series specially #scarletandwolf 💜 #cressandthorne 💜 . #cityofproudbooks17 💜 #newfavoritesidecharacter 💜 definitely #iko 💜 . #lbcgvchallenge 💜 #thedarkling #evilcharacter #complicatedcharacter 💜 #queenlevana . . #bookchallenge #decemberchallenge #decemberphotochallenge #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaddict #bookobssesed #booklover #booklove #bookstagram #bookstagramer #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookreview #bookreviewer
Q: have you read the Grisha trilogy?! . . 3.5/5 {spoiler free} There are so many things to say and such a little space to say it in! I did like this book and I like this series and I’m excited to continue with the final book in the trilogy! The beginning and ending were the strongest, I got lost somewhere in the middle and struggled to continue! Not sure if that was because I was busy with school or was disinterested, probably a combination of both. I liked the first book better so far! I found it more fast paced! I really like Alina and the Darkling, I’m super attached to their story! The famous Nikolai is in this book and *swoon* so glad we are getting a book all about him! I can’t wait! . . #bookreview #bookstagrambuddyreads #siegeandstorm #leighbardugo #alinastarkov #thedarkling #nikolailantsov #bookstagram #bookworm #bookish #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #booknerd #booklover #bookphotography #yaliterature #yafantasy #readmore #bookobsession #buddyread
“I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.” Day 6 for my December Grishaverse photo challenge #lbcgvchallenge was for evil and complicated characters. The darkling very much fits. He’s evil and yet for parts of the story you can’t help but feel sorry for him and understand part of his motivations. I will say though that I very much think the ending was appropriate. _____________________________________________ Q: Do you ever sympathize/empathize with an evil character?
_____________________________________________ Day 6 for #bndtpdec17 was for series that doesn’t end. Since another book is coming out I will say this counts 😄 Day 6 for #bookreadhappyhour was for rowdy royalty. This series has that. Lol .
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yes i am still not over the grisha trilogy DO NOT JUDGE ME -=+=- honestly, i REALLY HATED the darkling for all of the things he did BUT I LOVED how complex his character is. it definitely made this series more interesting! he is on my top villains list, along with sebastian morgenstern! -=+=- also, i’ve heard there is a new nikolai-centered series called king of scars! THANK THE SAINTS! -=+=- this roll-on perfume is from @therusticlibrary! (the scent is pine forest and wisps of mist 🌲🌬) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookfeaturepage #book #books #bookworm #booklover #read #reading #booksph #thegrishatrilogy #grishaverse #thedarkling #leighbardugo
"You were meant for more than me, and I'll die fighting to give it to you. But please don't ask me to pretend it's easy." • When I started this series I was all for Alina and the Darkling but as I continued, I became team Mal. I know this isn't a popular opinion. I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't read this series yet. And you might be thinking...what about Nikolai..well he's my cinnamon roll and My choice of the three!! 😍😂😂 • Do you have a ship you weren't rooting for in the beginning but eventually changed your mind about? • This definitely happened to me when I was reading The Acotar series! • • Print by @phantomrin#lbcgvchallenge Underrated ☀️ #leighbardugo #grishaverse #grishatrilogy #shadowandbone #ruinandrising #siegeandstorm #yabooks #yareads #yafantasy #bookboyfriend #bookstagrammer #teammal #sunsummoner #thedarkling #bookchallenge #bookcharacter #favoritebook #favoritebooks
“Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay. I tilted my head back. The stars looked like they were close together, when really they were millions of miles apart. In the end, maybe love just meant longing for something impossibly bright and forever out of reach.” ―Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ✨⚔️🔥. • • Yesterday I finished Ruin and Rising (5🌟) and I already miss everyone. I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It is such a good conclusion for this amazing trilogy. I will miss Alina, The Darkling, Genya, David, Nikolai, Zoya, Misha and even Mal. In this book there are a lot of characters developments, my favourite are the one of Alina, Zoya and Genya. This book is full of girl power! 💪🏻 It is also full of plot twist that I had no idea they would have happen 😱. Nikolai is such an amazing character and after every thing that happened in him in this book I can't wait to read his duology. The Darkling will always be in my heart, with his brutality and loneliness. For me the end is perfect, because it couldn't be different. This is what it had to happen, so even if I am a little sad about it, I totally accept it. And now let's speak about Mal, if you know me, you know that by the end of the second book I didn't really like him, but in this book he surprised me, I think that he finally became the great character that he always could've be. So I still don't love him, but now I appreciate him more. Did you read this series? Which characters do you believe will come back for Nikolai's duology? I really hope that Nina will come back, because she is my favourite character of the Grishaverse, and maybe she will have a new romance?!?!😏 • • A perfect ending? • • • #book #books #bookstagram #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #bookphotography #booklove #booklover #bookcover #bookshelf #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #ruinandrising #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #leighbardugo #grishaverse #ninazenik #thedarkling #nikolailantsov
What fictional places did you beautifully imagined and thought of visiting there? I would definitely want to visit the beautiful city and palaces of Os Alta in Ravka 🏰 I was so mesmerized by the vivid culture of the place when I read the Grisha trilogy. . Good news! @nerdy.post revealed the January theme: DISNEY VILLAINS. The tee design was also released and it looks so awesome! Make sure to place your Ultimate Nerdy Post/Combo order until DEC 6 to guarantee your spot! The other options are until Dec 31. Use code: WISH10 for 10% off on your subscription. Here are the options: . ➳ Nerdy Post | $13.95 + shipping ➳ Nerdy Tees | $15.95 + shipping ➳ Nerdy Combo (Nerdy Post + Tee) ➳ Ultimate Nerdy Post (all that is included in Nerdy Post, plus two more items such as mini candle, tote, etc. + a bonus item) | $22.95 + shipping ➳ Ultimate Nerdy Post Combo (Ultimate Nerdy Post + Nerdy Tee) ➳ Nerdy Post Lite (5 core items from Nerdy Post) | $9.95 + shipping . • Os Alta post card by @posternautposters from the @illumicrate Grisha box 😍 • Bad Ideas notepad by @nerdy.post from @fairyloot All that Sass box 💙 • Feather quill from @wickandfable The Dark Arts box ✒ • Nikolai candle by @_iceydesigns🔥 . ➵ Day 5 Challenges #rfabdecember17―bookish merch #grimdragon―i need to read more of this author #uncriticaldecember―naughty or nice. nikolai is nice! #printedalphabet12days―ve schwab [auto-buy author] leigh bardugo . #grisha #grishaverse #leighbardugo #nikolai #thedarkling #nerdypost #fairyloot #illumicrate #wickandfable #iceydesigns #postcard
Happy Monday, book lovers!! I am almost done with Renegades, and it just keeps getting better and better! I haven’t participated in a tag in ages, so today I’m going to do the #readinggoals tag that @writing_is_hard tagged me in!! Here we go! • • • 📚1. Reading goal for this year: 22; read so far: 23 📚2. Next on TBR: Either The Hate You Give or The Onyx Vial 📚3. Reading goal for next year: 50 📚4. Books on my wishlist: The Last Namsara, Between Shades of Gray, Before She Ignites, Zero Repeat Forever, and so many more 📚5. Perfect book as a gift: honestly, any YA fantasy. Or The Name of the Wind. I really want to give that one a try! • • • How about you? 😆 What were your reading goals this year, and how are you doing with them?
🇩🇪(🇬🇧 below) • Das erste Buch dieser Trilogie lese ich grade und bis jetzt gefällt es mir richtig gut! Es wird direkt im zweiten Kapitel ziemlich brutal und spannend, also genau meins 😌😂 Die Protagonistin Alina mag ich auch sehr gerne und der Schreibstil von @lbardugo gefällt mir ebenfalls super ☺️ Habt ihr die Reihe gelesen? Ich liebe ja die neuen Cover total und auch die Aufmachung der Kapitel ist einfach wunderschön 😍 • #StarlitHarleyMas {Decorated Pages} #jayjaysconstantfaerytaleschristmas {Grishaverse} • I'm currently reading the first book in this trilogy and so far I really enjoy it! It already becomes really brutal and thrilling in the first few chapters, so it's exactly what I like 😌😂 Also the protagonist Alina is very likeable and funny. ❤️ Have you read these books? * * * #bücher #booknerd #booksarebeautiful #bücherliebe #booklove #bookstagram #buchliebhaber #bookworm #bücherwurm #lesen #bookish #read #bookaddict #booklove #bookrecommendation #igreaders #igbooks #grishaverse #grisha #grischa #thedarkling #shadowandbone #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #leighbardugo
Had so much fun with @saylesdana meeting one of my favorite authorz @lbardugo !!! #thegrishatrilogy
“And if you insist on continuing to make assumptions about my character, I’ll advise you only this: assume you will always be wrong.” -Ignite Me, @taherehmafi --------------------------------------- Just a quick post for today because I helped set up for an now have to get ready for the hubby's work Christmas party. --------------------------------------- Day 2 of #lbcgvchallenge is Fave Male Character: Before this year I would have claimed one book boyfriend, now I have my own private harem. I adore Rhys, Cassian and Warner, but also some new contemporary book boyfriends from the Pucked series by @helenahunting - Randy (Pucked Over & Pucked Under) and Lance (Pucked Off) are glorious. Even though I'm not quite done with it, I am loving River from Even the Darkest Stars. --------------------------------------- Day 2 of #TheBestof2017Challenge is Erotica Book: I don't think it's technically marketed as erotica but I'm going to go with Pucked Over by @helenahunting for this. This book (and series) has enough smut to fall into the erotica category, but a really sweet story and character development that plants it firmly in romance territory. --------------------------------------- #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklove #booklover #bibliophile #bookworm #bookish #booknerd #igreads #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #totalbooknerd #bookishfeatures #mybookishfeatures #instabooks #instareads #eventhrdarkeststars #pucked #acotar #thedarkling #bookboyfriend
The Darkling slumped back in his chair. “Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.“ ~ I’ll admit. I loved the Darkling but I also loved how the Six of Crows Duology expanded the Grishaverse even further and gave us Kaz. The Darkling candle from @wickandfable and bookmark from @idlestuff are from the November Grishaverse Wick and Fable box. The little has a live unboxing of the whole box in my stories while it lasts. Yes, there is a little stage Moming from me to help her out a little. It was her first live video! Tomorrow she is going to do another live unboxing. ~ #nourishtofuelreads #grishaverse #wickandfable #idlestuff #thedarkling #bookish #bookstagram #bookishcandles #leighbardugo #makemeyourvillain #grisha
I so hope your having an amazing Saturday 💕... me and the boyfriend went to the city today and it was Christmas chaos 🙈 but I'm finally finished yay! Now to enjoy my birthday, all the food and the mulled wine of course!... 🎄 what's your favorite drink and Christmas time!? 🎄 #bookstagram #bookishpeepsies #book #bookloverproblems #bookishchristmas #christmas #christmassacks #bookishmerch #bookphotography #photosofbooks #yanovels #bookishtea #tealover #🎄 #☃ #giftsforme #lovetoread #leighbardugo #grishatrilogy #grishaworld #shadowandbone #thedarkling #chocolatecoins #christmaschaos
Happy December first! 🎄❤️🎄As you guys can see in my story I’m working on adding new products today ❤️ If you like these bookmarks make sure to check out my shop! QOTP: If you could pick a fictional character as a best friend who would it be?? 🎄 Here is the #owlexambooks tag! . ❄️Transfiguration (a book that took you by surprise):Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody and ❄️Herbology (a book with flowers on the cover): Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLenmore .❄️Ancient Runes (favorite classic book): Alice in wonderland. ❄️Potions (a book involving poison): Three dark crowns by Kendare Blacke . ❄️Defense against the dark arts (book with dark themes): scythe Neal Shusterman . ❄️Care of Magical Creatures (book with animal characters): Throne If glass series . ❄️Astronomy (book set in space): Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff .❄️ Arithmancy (all time favorite series): Harry Potter ( always lol). ❄️Divination (a book you’re looking forward to reading): An Enchantment of Ravens ❄️. I tagged some wonderful feeds I love ❤️ This lovely photo is by @fyctionread go check out her page! . . . . . . . #yafantasy #bookishchristmas #bookishmerch #sixofcrows #etsysale #yalit #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #ampersanddec17 #decemberbookchallenge #bookmarks #bookishcommunity #ireadya #grishaverse #bibliophile #bookishfeatures #bookphotography #etsyseller #vscoreads #bookmarkshop #bookaddict #booknerd #booknerdigans #vscobooks #thedarkling #throneofglass