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The Bookish Owl – Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

First book of the year is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

The beginning of 2020 has not been kind to me, which means I’m already sooo behind on my owl posts. I’m almost done reading my fourth book, so go figure. But hey, at least I’m getting a lot of reading done, even if I don’t have a handle on anything else, right? Always look on the bright side!

But enough with the gloom. This book is the last in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, and after finishing the series I highly recommend it. It’s also part of the Grishaverse, of which I have at least one more book waiting on my shelf, so you’ll probably see more of it in the coming months.


Ruin and Rising
by Leigh Bardugo

Soldier. Summoner. Saint.

The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.

As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power―but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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The Bookish Owl – Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Today’s book post is about Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

I’m hoping this book is as good as the first one in the trilogy (which I only picked up out of desperation when I ran out of books on vacation), because I devoured that one in a day.

I’m in the mood for magic, treachery and mysteries, so I’m counting on this book to deliver.


Siege and Storm
by Leigh Bardugo

Soldier. Summoner. Saint.

Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner―hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.

But as the truth of Alina’s destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice―and only she can face the oncoming storm.


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo