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Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo

dinoult's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5

that was bittersweet 3

i'm glad alina and mal had a (somewhat) happy ending <3

also learning that mal was the third amplifier 3 leigh bardugo why would u do that 3 i thought he was really just going to die 3

tmarichardson's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

lisaluvsharry's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

maria090's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

leggs22's review against another edition

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3.0

*3.5

allegra03's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

loganshea's review against another edition

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5.0

- I love how the last sentence of the other book had the title, well basically the title, in it
- A little disappointed there was no Firebird on the map, I really wanted to see the Firebird
- “You are on your knees,” i said. “we are not negotiating” ok but badass moment and i fully support
- NOT THE IM NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU/YOU DESERVE SOMEONE BETTER
- ok some people might hate me, but SOMETIMES i find myself shipping Alina with the Darkling…..I know he’s insane and ya know evil, BUT still
- i like how she can go into his ‘mind’ now, mess with him and get head starts on his movements
- i think i fell in love with Nikolai, no i know i did
- THE ENDING THO
- ~spoilers~
- ok i wanted a redemption arc for the darkling, i’m sad he died
- i think Alina loosing her powers was a good decision, it let her break free from her past and have a fresh start with Mal
- i have never read a trilogy as fast as i did these, i love them, but i’ll always love Nikolai more

britterization's review against another edition

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4.0

I liked this one better than I remember liking it? At least Mal sucks significantly less. He does really suck in the books, y'all, I'm glad they fixed that in the show. Anyway, this is probably the best of the trilogy, but I still like the second the best because NIKOLAI
Spoiler also who ends up with Mal when Nikolai is on the table?

gwendolynlerman's review against another edition

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4.0

What a great and satisfying ending to the trilogy!

lookatjimmy's review against another edition

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5.0

Fantasy isn’t generally my jam so I wasn’t super into the first book and downright STRUGGLED through the second one, so I was a bit apprehensive about the trilogy’s conclusion but MAN I gotta say I really enjoyed this book. Maybe not enough to re-read the series in the future, but at least enough to not leave me resenting having read it in the first place.