Book Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #3) / My rating:  ★★★★1/2

One sentence summary: Sun Summoner, “Saint” Alina wants to find the third and final amplifier to maximize her power and finally put an end to the Darkling.

“What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.”

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Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #2) / My rating: ★★★★☆

One sentence summary: Sun Summoner Alina Starkov meets a peculiar privateer, makes new allies, tries to make the best choices to protect herself, her friends, and to save her country, and can’t escape the shadow of the Darkling.

“Weakness is a guise. Wear it when they need to know you’re human, but never when you feel it.”

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #1) / My rating: ★★★★☆

One sentence summary: A dormant power is discovered in teenage orphan Alina Starkov and she is taken for training so that she can help defeat the Shadow Fold, a barren land of darkness and human-eating creatures that separates her war-torn country.

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”

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October Reads / November TBRs


So, it seems I managed to read a lot of books in October. To be fair, I tend to listen to the classics on audiobook while at work, otherwise I’m pretty sure I would not have gotten through Dracula so quickly.

Favorite book of the month: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.

The rundown: 

Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis • 1/5 stars
Petty Magic was a book I thrifted to get into the Halloween spirit, but it turned out to be a tough book to get through that I would have abandoned if I was better at abandoning books. It was a mix of historical fiction and contemporary fantasy that could have been done better.

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