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Warning, this review might contain spoilers for the previous books in the series.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo is the third and last book in the series of The Grisha. I might almost say it’s the best book in the series, but I love them all.
In Ruin an Rising, Alina transforms into someone else. She is much stronger and she accepts that there is darkness in her and she is absolutely fine with destroying herself to save Ravka and also to clench her thirst for power.
Alina is bound on finding the Fire bird and putting a stop to the Darkling once and for all, but there is a surprise waiting for her in store and she won’t like it.
In the beginning of the book Alina struggled to use her power and the Apparat took advantage of that and controlled her by threatening her friend, but she finds her way to freedom and she starts her journey on saving the world. They come across a lot of obstacles along the way, but they stay strong…
This was a wonderful book and it is one of those that I will keep with me forever. It was heart wrenching and amazing at the same time and that is hard to find. This book was so magical and I didn’t want to put it down and for good reason. The story was interesting throughout the whole book and it was written perfectly.
What I liked most about this book was Mal and Alina’s undying love for each other! Throughout the series they had a hard time being together, but they finally decided to be together, which was wonderful, because their relationship is so sweet and real.
What I disliked most about this book would be that it was the last book in the series! I am sure a lot of fans would agree with me, we need mooore!
I would recommend this book to all fantasy and Harry Potter fans and I’ll even go that far to say that I recommend it to fans of hopeless love stories. On the other hand it is obvious, is you don’t like either of those things then don’t read it (what, am I kidding, still read it, you won’t be disappointed!).
I found no obvious grammar mistakes and therefore I believe that it was professionally edited. I rate Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo 5 out of 5 stars, because the writing is just that good!
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2 thoughts on “Review of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo”
Great review! Even though I really liked the Darkling in some hard to explain way, I agree with you on Mal and Alina and it was nice to finally see them finally work things out after so many pages.
I’m so glad I’m not alone, I also liked the Darkling and I’m pretty sure anyone who didn’t read the series would think we’re crazy.
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