Title: Ruin And Rising
(The Grisha Trilogy #3)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia
First published: June 17th 2014
Finished reading: April 7th 2015
Pages: 422
Rating 4,5

“Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.”


I promised myself to read at least a few other books before reading the third and last book of The Grisha trilogy, but I just couldn’t resist temptation any longer. I loved Leigh Bardugo‘s writing in Shadow And Bone and Siege And Storm, and this third book is no exception. Ruin And Rising is almost as good as the first book, which is still my favorite, but I have to admit the conclusion is probably one of the best I’ve read in YA Fantasy trilogies. It’s not your typical end and fans of the Darkling will probably hate it, but I found it refreshing. Leigh Bardugo‘s prose is a brilliant one that left me marking quote after quote, and the fast pace and different plot twists makes it truly hard to stop reading Ruin And Rising before the story ends. In short, this last book in The Grisha trilogy is definitely worth reading! This one is without doubt one of my favorite YA Fantasy series, and I cannot wait to read more of Leigh Bardugo‘s work in the future.


WARNING: Possible spoilers! Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read the first two books in this trilogy yet. I’ll keep the summary super short but it’s impossible to keep it completely spoiler-free…

The capital is no longer in the hands of the King, and the Darking rules Ravka now… The nation facing a situation almost without hope. The Sun Summoner was left weak and powerless after the fight, and there is not much left of the army to fight the Darkling. All that they have is their last hope: trying to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers so the Sun Summoner might equel the Darking’s power. Together with Mal they try to track the firebird before it’s too late, but will they be able to find it on time before Ravka and its people are destroyed?


Like I said before, Ruin And Rising is probably one of my favorite conclusions of YA Fantasy series so far. It’s hard to find a thing I didn’t like about this third book, and I will be looking forward to read more about Ketterdam and The Dregs when Six Of Crows is published this september. The Grisha trilogy is without doubt worth reading if you enjoy the whole YA Fantasy genre! Leigh Bardugo‘s prose is brilliant and will suck you straight into the world of Ravka and the Grishas…