What's new on Tine's shelf? Grishas, a Darkling, a Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and an outlaw prince.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I'd seen the first book in the Grisha trilogy in the bookstore many times and was sort of curious about it because the jacket copy was compelling, but I was never able to bring myself to buy it because I didn't like the cover. (Never judge a book by its cover! I should know better. I know, I know.) I finally decided to pick up the first book, Shadow and Bone, after reading about it on the Broke Book Girls blog. I'm so glad I did. I fell in love with the series and the characters. Ruin and Rising is the last book in the trilogy and I was at the bookstore today (release day) to get my hands on it.
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
Broke Book Girls Blog is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the release of Ruin and Rising. Check out their fantastic blog at Broke Book Girls to see what the giveaway includes (pssst...you could win some awesome, one-of-a-kind cookies inspired by the book covers and characters).
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