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February 14, 2014

My Dissertation on The Grisha trilogy & 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. 

Shadow and Bone introduced me to this beautiful world of magic. The Grishas fascinate me so much and I loved the hierarchal ruling and the Darkling and how the kingdom is governed and the Darkling as well as Alina.. and.. have I mentioned The Darkling?

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. 

Alina's character changed so much in Siege and Storm. She toughened up and became so much stronger and I loved her even more for it. I don't want to say anything else because I don't want to spoil anything for you.  A quote that stuck with me from Siege and Storm was "What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men."

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?)

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)



  1. SO GORGEOUS! I freakin' love it!! All the fan-art is so pretty too! Thanks for sharing :D

  2. I could not be any happier with this cover! The whole series looks stunning together. I love those quotes too, though I'm incredibly nervous about what might happen in the final book. I just hope it's as good as the first two and that Mal and Alina make it to the end together!

  3. Wieeee :D I'm so happy you ended up loving the books so much :) and I'm in love with the covers. They are gorgeous.

  4. This cover is just awesome!!! *_*
    I can't wait to have it!!!

  5. The cover is simply amazing!!! I still haven't started with this series but this summer it's time for that. I cannot wait to meet this magical world. Great post :)

  6. The cover is so pretty! In fact all of them are. <3 I love S & S even more than S & B. I really hope she ends up with Mal. I have a thing for best friend-turns bf kind of romances. xD

  7. Hold on a moment. I was sure I had commented on this post in February? Huh. But now I am, at least :D Hiiih. <3 AMAZING post Juhina :D I cannot wait to read Ruin and Rising. <3 The cover is gorgeous, yess? I love it. :)