YES YES YES! IT IS FINALLY HERE (not that I waited long) but IT IS THE COVER REVEAL OF RUIN AND RISING BY LEIGH BARDUGO!
So I need to talk about my love towards Shadow and Bone as well as Siege and Storm. I read both books in January because I keep hearing how amazing they are and yes they are AMAZING. I never, i mean never read books in the same series back to back but I did that for The Grisha trilogy.
I fell instantly in love with Shadow and Bone and it made me really question why I haven't picked up more high fantasy novels. The intricate details in its world as well as its characters, including the main protagonist, Alina. I have so much love for Leigh Bardugo and her imagination for creating such a memorable world.
A big reason for me loving Shadow and Bone is The Darkling. One of my favorite quotes was something he said "You and I are going to change the world." He was such a dark, mysterious, alluring, and attractive character. He really pulls you in and I fell for him hard. However it isn't just the romance that sold the book for me, it is the fantasy that reminded me of why I loved Harry Potter when I was a child.
Siege and Storm is no exception. However we get more action and plotting and politics, which made me just as happy as I was during Shadow and Bone. I loved the new characters introduced and my love surprisingly emerged for older characters I didn't know I liked (meaning her best friend maybe more than that, Mel). I am always anti best friend romance but Bardugo sure can sell it.
I honestly can't wait to find out what happens in Ruin and Rising and I am slightly happy that I read both this January, 2014. I don't know how I would have been able to wait with every new book. Summer, come faster, I need my fix of The Grishas!
So without further ado, here is the beautiful cover of Ruin and Rising! (did we expect anything less?)