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A Thrilling Finale: Ruin and Rising

16 Jun

Previously I had reviewed the first and second book in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. The third and final book of the first trilogy, Ruin and Rising, we find Alina and our band of heroes preparing for the final confrontation while facing other threats along the way.

Once again Bardugo delivers on the narration of the book, showing the effects the events of the past two book have had on the characters and how they will handle the challenges yet to come.

Of course like with any trilogy, things are also revealed not only about the characters, but within the plot as well. The characters don’t get out of situations easily and some of them are changed in ways we don’t see coming.

Ruin and Rising is a thrilling finale that leaves doors open for a series continuation with an all new adventure. It is available from eLibraryNJ and eBCCLS as an ebook and in print from BCCLS libraries.

Written By:
Lauren Lapinski
Circulation Assistant

A Fantastic Follow Up: Siege and Storm

12 May

In April I reviewed the first book in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse series. Siege and Storm picks up a few months where Shadow and Bone (book 1) left off; we follow Alina, Mal, and even a few new characters in their efforts to save Ravka. 

Book two is just as filled with action as the first one and doesn’t suffer from the second book slog that some trilogies have. Bardugo’s narrative is still just as strong as it was in the first book and her characters as just as full as life as ever.

New to the second book is the introduction of Nikolai and it is easy to see why he has become a fan favorite for those who have already read the series. 

One of the aspects many will enjoy about the series is that the antagonist doesn’t linger in the background. He makes frequent appearances and is always in action in one form or another and not made to be a threat to be hidden in the background.

Siege and Storm is a fantastic follow up and is one that will keep readers on the edge of their seats! You can borrow it in print or as an ebook from eLibraryNJ or eBCCLS.

Stay tuned for next month’s review of the final novel in the trilogy!

Written by:
Lauren Lapinski
Circulation Assistant

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