Published by Macmillan on June 17th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Can I just leave it like that? No? Oh well, hmm. *clears throat
Would you like me to say that this book is amazing, swoonworthy and just downright heartbreaking? Because it is true, whatever I just said. The final book in the Grisha trilogy totally won over the rest of the books. There are some series that have disappointing endings, but the Grisha is not one of them. Ruin and Rising is scary, literally an emotional rollercoaster, but also something that gives one of the best ending to an amazing series.
The pure emotions in this book were spilled out like blood. (Yes, my attempt at poetry sucks.)
Okay fine, I’ll just say what I wanna say. This book is amazing. It has all the raw emotions filled in every part of the book. You know that the end is near, so very near when you read the book. From the previous book, you would have known that Alina attempted to kill the Darkling and failed yet again, resulting in her temporary loss of power. If you think THAT was scary, you should try reading this book, because this book has SO MANY secrets that you would not want to know.
And for those people who are still hung up on the Darkling, just think about hot, sexy, awesome Nikolai. Plus he’s a PRINCE. HEH.
And yes, I know this review is quite short, but come on, do we really need to debate on perfection?