Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy Book 3) by Leigh Bardugo; 417 pages

This review will contain spoilers from the previous 2 books!! Don’t read past this point to avoid any potential spoilers!!


The Aparat wants to keep Alina underground. Alina knows the only way to regain her strength is to go above ground. With the help of the other Grisha and Mal, she is able to regain enough strength to set out in search of the firebird.

My thoughts:

Solid end to the series.

I loved all the action in this book. Never a dull moment in a Leigh Bardugo book and even when there is, it’s usually ended with a bang.

Hunting for the firebird, the third amplifier, is the main focus of this book. It’s always exciting to read about a hunt like that in a book. And this definitely ended up being an exciting hunt!

I liked that more of the characters were involved in this book. It was fun reading about how Zoya and David, and Genya and all the others interacted when they were all working together.

I read the Six of Crows duology first so I had a guess as to how this series was going to end. I’m really glad I was wrong about the ending. I thought the way the book ended and the way the series ended was perfect.

I really hope Leigh Bardugo writes more books centered around the grishaverse!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Series rating: 4.75/5 stars

Goodreads Challenge: 71/105

Next review: Little Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge

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