Wednesday, 27 August 2014

"Ruin and Rising" by Leigh Bardugo ( Grisha Book 3 ) - Guest review from Meabhs Nic Raghnaill

Once again, thanks to Meabh, fantasty fiction lover, for her review of the last in the Grisha Trilogy....

Ruin and Rising is the final book in the fantastic Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.
Time is running out for Alina. She must find the elusive firebird quickly in order to have enough power to stop the Darkling once and for all. But the Darkling's power and his hold over her is also growing. If she gets the power will she even want stop him?
I don't have much to say about the final instalment which I haven't already said about the previous two books. The language is, as always, beautifully wrought, the characters are well presented and realistic and the plotline flows wonderfully. All I can really say is that Ruin and Rising is an epic finale to a brilliant trilogy. We are kept guessing as to how it will all turn out right up to the very end. Without giving anything away I will say that there were a couple of points throughout this book where I was stunned speechless... you will know when you read this book what points I'm talking about!
This final book gives me everything I could hope for as the last in a trilogy. It is fast paced and exciting, there are happy, sad and bittersweet moments and by the end everything is tied up nicely without loose ends.
This trilogy as a whole is the kind I love best. It has something for everyone and I for one found it unputdownable. I would have no problem with recommending it to anyone. I wish Leigh Bardugo a long and successful career as an author as I am looking forward to seeing what world she thinks of next.
My rating for Ruin and Rising is 5/5.

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