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Review: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

14061957TITLE:  Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3)
WRITTEN BY: Leigh Bardugo
VERSION I READ: paperback
PAGES: 422


(PLOT BY GR) The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.


Premise: this review is spoiler free and since it’s impossible talking about a third book without spoiling anything I will limit myself my gifs and emotions, but please if you haven’t read the Grisha‘s trilogy DO IT NOW! It is so hard for me to liking a fantasy series this much but THIS IS PERFECTION.

Alina is a kickass female character, I mean I am in love with her and I am so glad I picked up this series for last month #OWBOOKCLUB “badass female”. She is strong, unselfish and she would do anything for protect the weaker and younger. She is especially handsome in the finale scenes and my heart just broke with hers on THAT SCENE. (If you read the book, you know what I am talking about it).
Mal, oh Mal. HE IS MY MAN! I love him to the moon and back, he is actually perfect. All right? I keep imagine Mal as Bob Morley (Bellamy from The 100) and of course I was Alina, duh.
Mal is the sweetest, kindest and kick asser (I KNOW IT’S NOT A WORD!) character that you will find in this book.

And then there is Nikolai who is my favorite character full of sarcasm and cynicism — how can you not love him?! YOU CAN’T.
And of course, all my favorite characters have been to hell and back through this book. MY HEART STILL HACKES.

The Darkling is the EVILNESS in this world. Everything is his fault. And even if he wasn’t directly involved in some situation (you know what) HE WAS HIS FAULT! God, I hated him since half book ONE but in this book was just HFHRDGHMFKWAJDHNJKSDFG — there are literally no words to express my hatred for this character. REALLY.


  This book is literally PERFECTION. You are going to suffer so much. I sobbed a lot, but as one of my best friend always says “you are gonna suffer but then you will be happy about it” — READ IT, READ IT, READ IT!


     “He watches her the way Harshaw watches fire. Like he’ll never have enough of her. Like he’s trying to capture what he can before she’s gone.”  

One thought on “Review: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

  1. I’M SO GLAD YOU LOVED THIS. I loved the Grisha Trilogy. Although, reading this made me think I’m due for a re-read. I don’t know what a lot of the “you know” references are to hahaha >.<

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook


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