Currently Reading #45
Name: Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Number of Pages: 417 pages in Hardcover
Published: June 4th 2013
by Henry Holt and Co.
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
I love this book’s cover. So gorgeous! Don’t you think? 😉 This whole fangirling over the Grisha series started when I’ve chosen Shadow and Bone for my February feature of the meme Random Reads and man I’ve not regretted it. I usually just read the first book for my monthly feature then, schedule the rest of the books for later reads. It was different for the Grisha series though. I’ve read book after book until I realized I’m on the last installment of the series. Book review for Siege and Storm will be probably be posted tomorrow. For now, here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads. 😀
To be honest, I have some issues with Siege and Storm (Grisha #2) that I’m worried about the reviews I’ve read about this book. But a lot has conflicted feelings. That made me want to read more. Let’s see what happens. Happy reading to me for now! Book review to follow. 😀
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Here’s the book’s beginning:
“The monster’s name is Izumrud, the great worm, and there were those who claimed ha had made the tunnels that ran beneath Ravka. Sick with appetite, he ate up silt and gravel, burrowing deeper and deeper into the earth, searching for something to satisfy his hunger, until he’d gone too far and lost himself in the dark.”
OMG! That’s so terrifying. I wouldn’t wander in those tunnels. Wait. How big is that worm? It really depends on how big he is. If he’s tiny, I could just step on him or I will be running screaming if he’s a tower big. Lol! Wouldn’t you? 😀
What do you think of the book’s beginning? You could share book beginnings on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Book Beginnings on Fridays so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read. Come on! Join us! 😀