Series Review: The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Series Review: The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh BardugoTitle: The Grisha Trilogy
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: November 17, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

In a lavish world where darkness reigns and science collides with superstition, Alina Starkov has the power to save her country…but it comes with a price in The Grisha Trilogy by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

Included in this bundle are Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.

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I am probably one of the last people to read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy, but I am so glad that I finally had the chance to binge the whole thing. This series is unique and gripping, and I loved the main character. The world is also so complex, and I could easily picture it. I would definitely recommend this series to fantasy lovers.

This series tells the story of an orphan who discovers that she has a rare and coveted ability. She is chosen to save the world from darkness, but must learn to control her powers first. I loved the twisty plot and the countless betrayals throughout the books. My mind was continuously blown as I worked my way through each of the books. I waited far too long to pick up this series, but I’m glad that I finally did.

I adored Alina’s character. She is just a girl who suddenly has the fate of the world in her hands and a group of people to worship her. I enjoyed following along as Alina comes to terms with her power, and I admired her bravery. She really transforms throughout the series, and I loved getting to know her more.

One of my favourite aspects of the series was the incredibly vivid world. It is so complex, and I loved the medieval/Russian vibes. I especially appreciated each of the different abilities that are clearly explained. I love a good fantasy that I can escape with, and this series definitely satisfied that desire.

The Grisha Trilogy is an action-packed series with a courageous main character. I loved the creative setting and the well-developed powers. If you are like me and have waited to read this series, I would definitely recommend diving in as soon as possible!

About Leigh Bardugo

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Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Aug 2017) and The Language of Thorns (Sept 2017).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

22 thoughts on “Series Review: The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Reese says:

    Leigh Bardugo does worldbuilding so well, because you get enough info and details that you know how the worl works and her prose makes it all so vivid, instead of just going the “info-dump route” (you get told so many things about that particular country/world that it never feels real, it’s just a collection of facts, something very dry… know what I mean?)
    So glad you liked this trilogy!

  2. Jaime Lester says:

    I hate that I couldn’t get into this series. I think I read the first book twice, tried the second book three or four times, but just could never finish it. Siggghhh.

  3. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! says:

    You’re not the last to read the trilogy! I’ve been meaning to pick up the series for a while, but haven’t yet! The plot doesn’t interest me that much, but I want to read it before Six of Crows. I’ve heard iffy things about the third book and how the romance was dealt, but I don’t think I’ll be disappointed if I keep it in mind!
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    • The Candid Cover says:

      It is something that I find that people tend to love or just abandon. It did take me some time to get into it, but it was very enjoyable. Six of Crows is definitely my favourite of her books.

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