Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Posted August 24, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising
by Leigh Bardugo

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 17 2014
Series: The Grisha
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“I like [Bardugo’s] writing style and the fact that she doesn’t dumb down her writing or vocabulary for teens reading this series. This entire series is complex and intriguing, perfect for teens or adults alike!”
~ Under the Covers

RUIN AND RISING is the last book in The Grisha series. It’s been a whirlwind of a journey following Alina and Mal throughout the series and I’m pretty content of where they have ended up. I can imagine some people being a little bit upset with what happens in this book but I didn’t mind it personally. I think it made for good conflict without completely changing a character.

Alina is easily the best thing about this series. I can’t remember a YA heroine that I loved recently as much as I adore Alina. She has spirit, yet she doesn’t act without thinking things through. She’s tough and strong, and despite having Mal in the background to lean on, she doesn’t always use him as a crutch. Alina is very much capable of standing on her own two feet even when things get hard.

Compared to the other books in the series, I think this one had to be my least favorite. That isn’t to say that I hated it, I enjoyed it very much actually, but I just wasn’t the biggest fan of the Apparat. Ugh, what a bore! The Darkling’s was so much better and interesting. I just wasn’t the biggest fan of the whole Apparat thing.

I’m really glad to have read this series. I know I’m a little late on the bandwagon but Leigh Bardugo will certainly become an author I will keep my eyes on. I like her writing style and the fact that she doesn’t dumb down her writing or vocabulary for teens reading this series. This entire series is complex and intriguing, perfect for teens or adults alike!

spacer

spacer

READING ORDER & BUY LINKS

Click on the covers to buy the books

seriesgoodreads

readourreviews2

spacer

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns— with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including The Best of Tor.com and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Los Angeles, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

spacer

What did you think of our review?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

spacer

 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 
Follow Under the Covers: Facebook | Twitter | Tsu | GoodReads | Email 

Follow me

Annie

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
Annie
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
TimitraAmy RUnder the Covers Book BlogDaryndaElizabeth Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Elizabeth
Guest
Elizabeth

Great!….thanks

Darynda
Guest
Darynda

So glad this series continues to impress! It’s in my TBR pile.

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you give it a shot!

Amy R
Guest
Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

Can’t wait to read them all

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

they are super fun! I hope you do!