Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #93: Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

 Ruin and Rising
(The Grisha Trilogy, #3)
Henry Holt & Co.
Hardcover, 432 pages
June 17, 2014
Fantasy, Paranormal Romance,
Young Adult Fiction

Book Synopsis

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.

Why am I waiting on this book?

Well, the very first thing is that cover!!
I think this is my very favorite one, out 
of the three I've seen thus far.
Also, I really enjoyed the first book 
in this series, Shadow and Bone
and own the second, Siege and Storm,
which I hope to read soon!
The world of this novel is a totally 
fascinating one for me!
It's based on the culture of old Russia,
in the later years of the 19th-century -- a 
world that is extremely appealing
to me, the world of Tolstoy
and Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky,
and the doomed Romanov family, 
around whom flitted the sinister Rasputin....
This fantasy series is unique because
the author used a very different
setting for her story, instead
of the usual medieval one, somewhere 
in England or Ireland.
And I love the characters!
I can't wait to see how Bardugo ends
this totally enthralling tale!

What do you think of my choice?
What fascinating book(s)
are you waiting on this week?



  1. I can't wait for this one, too! Great pick.
    Here's my Wow

    1. Hi, Cricket!

      ABSOLUTELY!!!! And that cover sure ROCKS!! Glad you like my pick. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  2. This ones surely popular today! Loving the cover (though I haven't started the series yet) Great pick! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Hi, Kirsty!!

      Yeah, it sure looks that This is a LUSCIOUS cover!!

      You HAVE to get started on this series! It's just AWESOME!!

      I'll go check out your pick!

      Thanks for dropping by, as well as tne nice comment!! : )

  3. I have been seeing this book everywhere this week and I love it. This is a great series! Can't wait till June!

    MJ @ MJ Reads

    1. Hi, MJ!

      I'm not surprised you've been seeing this book everywhere. The cover is just STUNNING. And the plot is exciting, too! I've read the first book, and LOVED it!! I want to get started on the second one soon!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  4. I remember your commentary on the previous book. It sounded fantastic! This indeed sounds like something worth waiting for. The entire connection with Imperial Russia seems so unique and creative in the context of a Fantasy Series.

    Looking forward to what you have to say on the second book as well as this one.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Oh, that book certainly IS fantastic! I LOVED it!! What I enjoyed about it most of all was precisely the connection with Imperial Russia. I agree -- it's very creative and unique. I've never encountered another fantasy novel influenced by that particular place and time.

      I hope to be able to start on the second book at some point this year.... hopefully before June, so I can go right into the third book!

      Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment!! : )

  5. I need to catch up and read book 2 real fast because I know this will be awesome! Great pick!

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

    1. Hi, Johanna!

      Yeah, I need to catch up, too!! I want to be able to start the thrid book as soon as it's released!

      Thanks so much for commenting back!! : )

  6. Love this pick! i need to get caught up on this series.. Loved Shadow and Bone!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. Hi, Teresa!

      Glad you like my pick! Yes, this is an AWESOME series! I need to read the second book before this one releases, though.

      Thanks for commenting back!! : )

  7. I haven't tried this series yet, but I have the first book sitting on my Kindle, waiting for me to pick up. Maybe soon I will give it a go. Thanks for checking out my WoW. Great pick!

    1. Hi, Cristal!

      Oh, you DEFINITELY have to get into this series!! You will LOVE it!! Glad you like my pick!

      You're very welcome for my visit to your WOW. Thanks for commenting back!! : )

  8. Great WoW pick :) I really need to catch up with this series. Really enjoyed the first book but somehow keep on forgetting the second.

    My WoW

    1. Hi, Adina!

      Oh, thank you!! I'm so glad you like my pick!! I need to catch up with series, too! I do own the second book, so I need to read it.

      Thanks for commenting!1 I'll be sure to check out your WOW!! : )

  9. I'm about half way through the second book in this series and I love it! I also love this cover the best in the series! Great pick!

    1. Hi, there!

      Oh, I need to catch up....I loved the first book, so I really need to go on to the second one. I own it, by the way.

      I agree that this cover is the BEST one in the series! Glad you like it, too,!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! :)

  10. I read Shadow and Bone but right after readiing it I completly forgot the story I am thinking of reading it again nice pick.
    Here's mine: My WoW
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    1. Hi, Rimsha!

      Oh, you really must refresh your memory!! This is a really GREAT series, and I can't believe I haven't read the second book yet.....

      I'll go check out your WOW, as well as your banners. Thanks for the comment!! : )


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