Review: Ruin and Rising from Leigh Bardugo

Finished reading Ruin and Rising from Leigh Bardugo

Title: Ruin and Rising
Writer: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: #Fantasy #youngadult
Length: 419 pages
My rating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Paperback, Published by Square Fish

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Alina forges new alliances as she and Mal search for Morozova’s last amplifier. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that alters her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields.

I have no words because I was slightly disappointed and still happy with the end. The last book, Ruin and Rising of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, was a little bit slower than the previous books. There were not as many twists in the plot and no new characters came along.

I gave this book only three stars out of five because I was waiting for that huge eclipse in the end. It never came. It’s a little bit sad because the world building and the characters could have done more. I blame everything to the genre of young adults. This trilogy is perfectly suitable for the teenagers. As an adult reader, I wished it to give a little bit more.

All in all it was a good read. It gave me something to think about and it presented interesting characters that deserve their own story. I am definitely going to read more from this author.

If you start reading the trilogy I wish you’ll read the last book too. I recommend this book to everyone who loves fantasy.

My favourite quote from Ruin and Rising:

I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.

Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

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