Book Review | Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

tumblr_n0zwlbUkQG1qm7imdo1_1280The capital has fallen and Alina is hiding from the Darkling once again, this time in the depths of an underground series of tunnels and caverns. Unable to summon light, her recovery from fighting the Darkling is arduous and with the Apparat looming over her shoulders at all times and trying to control all that she does, little progress has been made in finding the firebird, the third amplifier.

I was so glad I had waited to read Siege and Storm (#2) until after Ruin and Rising (#3) was released, because the moment I finished book two I dove right into book three.

Bardugo did a fantastic job completing the Grisha series. I was surprised with how she resolved the story, but it was a great ending. I even admit to shedding a couple of tears.

Overall Rating:4 of 5 stars false

Parent’s guide:

  • Sex: A couple steamy kissing scenes and the implication of sex
  • Language: a few mild swear words
  • Violence:  Dark fighting scenes where people are killed, strange mystical animals that are dangerous and kill humans
  • Drug Use: none

My post on Shadow and Bone, book one of The Grisha Trilogy, can be found here.

My post on Siege and Storm, book two of The Grisha Trilogy, can be found here.


Ruin and Rising Book Cover Ruin and Rising
The Grisha Trilogy #3
Leigh Bardugo
Young Adult - Fantasy
Henry Holt and Co.
June 17, 2014

The capital has fallen. 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 and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.