Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo | The Grisha Trilogy

The concluding part of the trilogy is interesting and even though I felt like it was a bit rushed, it is still an okay book and an okay finale. Definitely after the shock of book two and the events of it, I looked forward to see what would happen and how the story would further unfold.

As usual, the review contains spoilers.

The Synopsis:

Ravka is in the middle of a civil war and the Darkling rules it all. 

The fate of the nation rests with Alina, Mal and the shattered remains of the Grisha army. 

Alina must accept the protection of those who worship her as Saint and find a way to amplify her powers even more so she can defeat The Darkling once and for all and find the outlaw prince whom she hopes still survives. 

Alina unravels secrets that alter her understanding of the world and The Darkling, and she must find the last amplifier but claiming it could cost everything she hopes to build for her future.


What I liked about this book: We get more Nikolai! Also Alina finally shows a little bit of backbone! Honestly, this book is worth it for Nikolai because we love and appreciate him and we love Nikolai content. I must say, the plot twist at the end was something epic and probably the best revelation in the series – I really disliked Mal and I was hopeful that Alina would stand up for  herself and make the painful difficult decision, but no. Alina flopped. I hope show Alina is different from book Alina, but regardless I am looking forward to seeing Shadow and Bone on Netflix.

What I didn’t like about this book: Alina was a complete flop, I am sorry. I was so disappointed with her.

A quote: “I’m the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does.”

My rating: 3/5 stars


Are you looking forward to Shadow and Bone (the show) ? I am so excited!

instagram | twitter

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | The Grisha Trilogy

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | The Grisha Trilogy

2 thoughts on “Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo | The Grisha Trilogy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s