October Teen Reads

King of Scars CoverSo as soon as I had wrapped up all my summer related reading obligations, I jumped right into Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars. I don't usually go beyond the first book in YA series, just enough to get the gist of the storyline so I can recommend the series to the kids, but with The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology, I read all of them, one right after another. When I saw Bardugo was penning a new series about Nikolai Lantsov, either the most, or second most intereting character in these books, I was very interested in picking it up. Bardugo does a great job of extending the storylines of all of your favorite characters from the other five books, then leaves you with a cliffhanger that is completely breathtaking and absolutely unexpected. She delves into all of the most interesting love narratives of the previous series, and doesn't drop too many crazy escape antics on you. The book is great, gave me everything I wanted, including an ending I didn't even know I could have. I wish the teens would hurry up and finish Crooked Kingdom so they could read this and talk to me about it.