Ruin And Rising

Shadow and Bone #3

Leigh Bardugo

fiction fantasy romance young adult
adventurous mysterious fast-paced

384 pages | first published 2014

Enter the Grishaverse with book three of The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.

Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with 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.

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Moods

adventurous 95%
dark 65%
emotional 57%
tense 40%
mysterious 24%
sad 22%
hopeful 18%
challenging 13%
funny 10%
inspiring 6%
reflective 5%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 38%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 31% | Character: 8% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 12% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.9