Book Review: Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Hey Guys!

What are you up to this weekend? I am planning to spend the whole weekend lounging around in the sun reading J. Speaking off, it is time for another book review. and this week I am finally finishing a trilogy that I started last year. Yep, this week it is all about Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Let’s do this!


I have very mixed feelings about this trilogy as a whole. For the most part I enjoyed the story. it is a complex world with complex stories. But for me personally I always found it to be a bit predictable and lacking. not quite reaching its potential.

With each book in this series I have found that it just doesn’t quiet do itself justice. The story just always felt a little bit underdeveloped. There was always so much potential there and so much story just waiting to burst out, but I never felt like it did. The only book that came close to reaching its full potential for me was the first book and even that one just fell a bit short. I don’t know how to describe it. But it always just felt a bit rushed and underdeveloped and like it was missing something.

I don’t think that this situation was helped by the fact that I don’t particularly like either Alina or Mal, and I don’t know why. there is just something about both of them that really annoys me. Throughout this trilogy I constantly wanted to just bang their heads together and tell them to grow up. they just constantly got on my nerves. But on the flipped side I loved so many of the secondary characters. I loved the Darkling and I adore Nikolai. They are both such complex and interesting characters. I am so glad that we are getting a Nikolai duology but I kind of want a Darkling one as well. There is clearly so much more to him that can be explored. I am just so intrigued by both of these boys.

But for the most part I did enjoy this trilogy. I did feel that it was bit rushed towards the end, but I still liked it. I like that everything got wrapped up nicely at the end and everyone got the outcome that they deserved and had fought for. Ruin And Rising was a good conclusion to the story. I just wish that I had felt a bit more towards this series and its characters. all in all, I feel neutral about it. it has however piqued my interested in the Six Of Crows duology and I will 100% be picking that up soon.

star 44 out of 5

And there we go. Have you read this trilogy? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again soon.


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