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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 25: Alina Starkov

** I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope everyone is having a great day with family and friends, celebrating with each other the birth of baby Jesus. Whether you believe he is the savior or not, that’s what Christmas is all about!

Finally, we are getting to my MAIN GIRL in the Grishaverse, the character who really started it all, the almost Jesus (let’s be real, Mal is Jesus) of the Grishaverse…

December 25: Alina Starkov!

Alina Starkov by Mono Lime! Spooky Alina!

WE. LOVE. ALINA. The Sun Summoner, generally badass person, has a ton of power but wants to use it for good, but understands that the more she gets, the more she loses her humanity. We see everything through her eyes in the Shadow and Bone trilogy and TBH at this point I feel like we are BFFs. Mal is her safe place and they belong together forever and I am hoping and praying we get to see them in the second King of Scars!! Truly, I cannot say the right good things about her so just read the damn books!

Alina’s favorite Christmas song would be Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day by Celine Dion!

Alina knows a little bit about giving things away, aka her whole gift, and I think she would spend Christmas reminding her orphans, with Mal beside her, that it is better to give than to receive and to be generous all year. Then she would tell the story of how she and Mal destroyed the Shadow Fold together.

Merry Christmas, and I hope the few people who read it enjoyed it as much as I did!!

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 24: Malyen Oretsev!

**I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

Also, I skipped a few days! I was traveling and generally spending time with family. Plus, they were more filler characters that I didn’t care as much about, so let’s GET TO THE GOOD ONES! My two favorites:

December 24: Malyen Oretsev!

I got this from Phantom Rin’s tumblr page, but I am not sure if they are the artist or not!

WE. LOVE. MAL! He is an expert tracker, Alina’s best friend and LOVE OF HER LIFE. He’s smarmy and confident, gets tons of attention from women and knows it, but ultimately realizes that none of that matters because no one can replace his best friend. He sacrifices HIS LIFE FOR HER in the craziest scene and I’m just so glad they get to spend the rest of their lives together caring for orphans just like they were. I’m crying. It’s so good.

Mal’s favorite Christmas song is OBVIOUSLY… All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey!

Mal LOVES Alina, and wants to be the number one in her life. She pushes him away, but he comes back and they get to live happily ever after. He is ALWAYS going to just want Alina for Christmas, and he would totally sing this song to her all cheesy because Mal is CHEESY SWEET BOY. Cutie patooties.

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 21: David Kostyk!

** I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

December 21: David Kostyk!

I found this on Pinterest, let me know if it’s yours!

Okay, well after looking at fan art it’s obvious that David is Harry Potter’s long lost shy Hufflepuff brother. But DAVID is so sweet, he’s the skilled Fabrikator who makes Alina’s amplifiers. He loves Genya but doesn’t know how to say it, then he REALLY SAYS IT in Ruin and Rising and it’s my favorite thing. They are so sweet.

David’s favorite Christmas song would be… Linus and Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas!

I think he would like this because it’s classic and simple, and he would play the whole album in his workshop during Christmas, but would get extra excited when this song plays. Maybe even Genya comes out and dances with him when this one comes on. It’s cute. They’re cute. I’m too attached to fictional characters.

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 20: Jesper Fahey

** I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

December 20: Jesper Fahey!

Art by Kevin Wada!

Jesper Fahey! The sharpshootin’ gambling badass in Six of Crows! He’s a secret Grisha, but afraid to use his powers because his mom died from using hers (so sad!). We learn later that his dad thought he was in college the whole time, lol, but instead he’s been kicking it with the dregs. Jesper is GREAT!

Jesper’s favorite Christmas song is… It’s Christmas Time Again by the Backstreet Boys

There is NO DOUBT in my mind that Jesper is a secret Backstreet Boys fan. I can just IMAGINE Wylan coming in the room, discovering Jesper is listening to this, then goofing off dancing together around a Christmas tree. Yeah it’s ADORABLE!

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Days 18 & 19: Inej Ghafa & Hanne Brum

** I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

I’m doing two days in one because work was crazy busy for me yesterday and I forgot to do this! I’m human!

December 18: Inej Ghafa!

Art by Totladze Sal!

We LOVE Inej!! The knife throwing, street smart acrobat of Ketterdam wormed her way into our hearts (and Kaz’s!) in Six of Crows! She was separated from her family when she was captured by Slavers. She is a spy for the Dregs and I would never want to be on the other sides of her knives, that are named after Saints.

Inej’s favorite Christmas song would be… Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson!

Okay so Inej is a quiet soul, so she’d LOVE this song. Also, damn she made big moves when it came to Kaz. He was like AFRAID TO TOUCH HER and she tried to help him. So yeah, she’s brave and cool and would love this.

December 19: Hanne Brum!

Hanne Brum is none other than the daughter of JARL BRUM, horrible bad guy in the Six of Crows Duology. She is a secret Grisha, because her father HATES GRISHA, and she helps women escape in an orphanage (or factory?) in King of Scars. My memory is hazy on this because I read this book so fast at the beginning of the year before I started reviewing books, but I remember that I LOVED her character and honestly, poetic justice for Nina. Anyway, Hanne is AWESOME.

Hanne Brum’s favorite Christmas song would be… Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande!

Hanne is super alone because she has no family who loves her, really, for who she is, so she is asking Santa for someone to be with her next year, aka, Nina maybe but we won’t know until the next King of Scars book!

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 17: Kuwei Yul-Bo

**I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

December 17: Kuwei Yul-Bo!

Art by Kevin Wada!

Do I feel bad for Kuwei Yul-Bo because he was kidnapped? Yes of course. What happened to his father was horrible. Do I think he is a little shit for duping Jesper in to kissing him? YES. Boo!!

Kuwei Yul-Bo’s favorite Christmas song would be… This Christmas (the Christina Aguilera version!)

I will say something for Kuwei Yul-Bo in Crooked Kingdoms… he’s living his best life. I think cause he’s so happy to be free, from what I remember he is care free and not very thoughtful of others (cough Wylan cough). So he would LOVE this song, plus I can imagine your first Christmas outside of captivity is GREAT.

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A Grishaverse Christmas Carol Day 16: Jan Van Eck!

** I recommend that if you have not read the ENTIRETY of the Grishaverse library, skip these posts. THERE ARE SPOILERS, and there will be characters from Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, Language of Thorns and King of Scars!**

December 16: Jan Van Eck!

Art by Kirsty Carter

Jan Van Eck is some scary dad shit. He is behind the jurda parem coming to Ketterdam, he locked his wife up and told Wylan (sweet Wylan!) that she died, he double crossed his son and the dreads at the end of six of crows and wants to kill all of them, he’s an extra level POS dad. Also, it took me extra long to find art of Jan Van Eck, so here is the link to Kirsty Carter’s instagram so you can look at her stuff! https://www.instagram.com/kirsty.carter.art/

Jan Van Eck is JUST LIKE THIS SONG. Pleasant and harmless in the beginning, then starts to get spooky, then scares the crap out of you. Because the words to this song are nice, but they are so creepy that it doesn’t feel like a Christmas song, feels like some villain shenanigans are about to go down. Jan would LOVE IT.

Monday Morning in the Bog (shortened!)

Currently Reading: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

QUEUE:

  • Carols and Chaos by Cindy Antsey
  • Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  • All the books I know I am getting for Christmas teheehee, I see a Selection series reread happening in January!
  • Also I REALLY WANT TO READ the Cruel Prince by Holly Black! It’s been on my list forever and now that all the books are out I want to gobble ’em up!

LIFE UPDATES!

  • The show I’m working on had our first table read! It was so fun to see the cast read their roles, and even had one line haha so that was fun!
  • I will post the Supernova review this week! I read it in like 2-3 days! I have a lot of feelings about it!

Bye boggies!