Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review Ruin & Rising

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo Goodreads|Amazon

Published by Henry Holt and Co. June 17, 2014

432 Pages
 #3 in The Grisha Trilogy

Source: Bought
Bookologist Analysis: Ruin & Rising had all the emotions come from all the pent up waiting from Siege & Storm. Leigh Bardugo wrote this from her heart and for herself. I think that we also knew in our own souls and hearts that this was how this series was going to end and it was the right one for Alina.
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.

Ruin & Rising was literally ruining us with the emotion; we didn’t know where the book was going. Then all of a sudden we rose we answered the call of the amplifiers and became more. (I know I know terrible play on words and titles) The process the book took to hook us was amazing with nail biting scenes. The characters came with baggage and have pulled it through their story. The trilogy was supposed to end but to quote the story itself “Our story has no end.”

Alina was this white-haired-badass-ninja. She came in like a shining light (no pun intended… fine it is intended).  We’ve seen her come from this scrawny orphan to a beloved saint to the loving partner of her twin in crime. I love Alina because she is not always a good person; she wants more, knows it, and is not afraid to admit her hunger.

We meet up with Alina in the underground caverns as weak as can be. Then of course we come back with Tolya and Tamar come in with their axes and swords. This saves us from a stupid priest (Apparat) who feels the need to control Ravka. Spoiler: Nikolai (oh my that smokin' prince) comes swooping in a flying ships.Why are there random caves in mountains?? Leigh makes then wait and wait for scenes of the Darkling (can I get a hotchacha) Boom. Mal dis and the Darkling dies. Mal comes back to life, Alina starts an orphanage. Whoopdedoo! Alarkling was meant to be in another world. Surprisingly, I didn't cry. I just sat there hollow can't believing that The Grisha Trilogy ended.

Now her suitors… let’s just say we all wish we had such nice three men coming after that. I personally find the Darkling (for his complexity), Nikolai (for being such a nice clever fox), and Mal (umm… for being nice and finding everything) all such intricate men.This story just ended the right way not bittersweet or overly dramatic. We all knew what was coming and couldn’t have asked for anything sweeter. I simply devoured the book into what will be one of my favorite books of all time. Rating: «««««


  1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH all the feels are coming rushing back to me. *drowns in tears* I don't want to say much for fear of spoilers but AWESOME review and hkdsjfhbc vnm it so deserves those four stars. MAL<3 NIKOLAI<3 Awesome review. :)

    1. I know the feel, the ordinary life, but I'm quite sure that it was five stars in not quite showing up on my iPod.

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