Publish Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Henry Hold and Co.
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
You can view the summary for Ruin and Rising here.
Y’all, I’m not even exaggerating when I say that I put this book down after I finished it and cried into my hands for tens of minutes. Not just because it was bittersweet but because it was over. I haven’t felt so emotional over a book since Code Name Verity.
*taps chin* Hmmm…What to say about this series that hasn’t been said already? I’m not sure. All I can do is gush! The world building is AMAZEBALLS! The magical element in this series is so much fun and unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved watching the characters evolve into the who they were meant to be over the course of these three books. There’s love and war and magic and Volcra. GAHHHHH. I just…everything…I love it.
Bardugo doesn’t let you off that easily though. She doesn’t tie up the ending with a pretty silky ribbon. It’s tied in a tidy twine bow, rather. But’s sturdy and it’s satisfying…just not perfect and that’s what makes this so, so good.
I will most definitely be reading this series again…and again.
Pretty sure none of that made sense but all I can say is…READ THIS SERIES. The cover art is bad ass, the story is hella good and Leigh Bardugo is cool as shiz so you know her books will be too.