RUIN AND RISING
With her signature style, Bardugo brings her thrilling Grisha trilogy to a satisfying end that will surprise and delight in equal measures. As they face even more harrowing challenges, Alina, Mal and friends display incredible growth and resilience. The dramatic action, tense romance and fantastic world development work seamlessly to keep the reader invested and feverishly turning pages. Resplendently bold and ambitious, this is an all-consuming and wondrous achievement.
As Alina and her friends continue searching for the firebird — the final amplifier — they encounter even more dangers and betrayals. With the Darkling still determined to claim her and her powers, Alina must decide between doing what’s right and what’s necessary in order to save her friends and the people of Ravka. (HENRY HOLT, Jun., 432 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780805094619, HC, 13 & Up)