• Book Review,  Reviews

    Ruin & Rising – Leigh Bardugo

    “The monster’s name was Izumrud, the great worm, and there were those who claimed he 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.” Alina and Mal must find the firebird, kill the Darkling and save Ravka. That is what pushes Alina to build her strength after a confrontation that nearly killed her. Hiding underground she must get stronger and survive the clutches of the Apparat who has built her into a saint for the people of…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Siege and Storm (Grisha #2) – Leigh Bardugo

    ***Please note that this is the second book of the Grisha trilogy and may contain spoilers for the first, Shadow and Bone*** “The boy and the girl had once dreamed of ships, long ago, before they’d ever seen the True Sea. They were the vessels of stories, magic ships with masts hewn from sweet cedar and sails spun by maidens from thread of pure gold. Their crews were white mice who sung songs and scrubbed the decks with heir pink tails.  The Verrhader was not a magic ship.”  Alina and Mal were on the run. Hiding in a bed bug ridden lodging house in the back streets of Cofton they…