Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
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.
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!