Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I opted not to put the book summary up here, as it's spoilery for Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm which you MUST read if you haven't! There are so many things I love about this series, but I think the main thing is Alina's voice. She is this amazingly powerful woman, yet she is really a teenage girl. And you feel that, and everything, right along with her. She has amazing power, she's a big player in a major war, but she also has boy troubles and sometimes feels alone, and can relate to readers on so many different levels. These books are so unique and creative. I love the fact that I have never read anything like them and I likely won't. This exotic world comes to feel familiar and you come to hate and love these characters as you do your own family and friends. I mentioned before how I have no love for the Darkling, and I still don't. Just in case you were wondering. But I will miss the powerful, passionate, strong, dedicated people of Ravka. I cannot recommend this trilogy highly enough. Just trust me on this, and go read it!