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The #GrishaTrilogy by #LeighBardugo #TuesdayBookBlog

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I may have disappeared for far too long, being caught up in writing five novels over a three-year period, but I’ve decided I really want to get back to this blog, and my love of sharing great books with other readers. I plan to make Tuesdays my day for reviews, and I’m starting today with a series of books that knocked my socks off: Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.

As usual, I don’t like to give away very much about the plot of any book, but I will tell you exactly what I think of the writing, the characters, and the story line.

For my money, Leigh Bardugo knocked this series right out of the ballpark. She put just enough spin on her fantasy world to make it intriguingly different, filled with a highly developed political structure, and exactly the right amount of backstory to let readers know how it all came to pass. The story line was strong and very interesting, but for me, the real success of the entire series rests with the excellent character development. I adored the love story at the heart of the adventure, and thought Alina and Mal were perfect, even down to their IM-perfections, which were what made them so believable. The turmoil plaguing a land in desperation was dark and disturbing–almost as much so as the source of it all, The Darkling, a truly compelling and frightening creation. Even the secondary characters were well developed and worth caring about.

There were times when I was heartbroken, fearing the worst would happen to the people I’d grown to love, and times when my heart sang with shared happiness as they conquered yet another seemingly insurmountable task. But I never gave up hope that Good would conquer Evil, and the world would be made whole again. Were my hopes justified? I’ll let you decide.

If you enjoy richly developed fantasy worlds with believable heroines and heroes, accomplishing UN-believable things, this series ought to be just your cup of tea. You should head right on over to Amazon and buy these books today. Go ahead and get all three. Once you’ve read the first one, you won’t be able to stop. (And then you’ll likely do as I did, and start right in on Bardugo’s next book, The Six of Crows–even the COVER is gorgeous on that one.)

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Shadow and Bone

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12 thoughts on “The #GrishaTrilogy by #LeighBardugo #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:

    After much deliberation about the fate of my first blog, Bookin’ It, I finally made up my mind that YES, I can find time to post one review a week. Assuming I’ve found time to READ one book a week. So, without further ado, here’s my newest one. Enjoy! (And buy the books. They’re great!)

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  2. Sounds captivating. 🙂

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  3. This sounds right up my alley – I’ve heard good things about this series before, but I think you’ve convinced me – good to have you back here!

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    • I really, really liked it, Debby, and the next Book, The Six of Crows, is just as good, and set in the same world, though at a later date. I think you’d enjoy it. And thanks for the welcome back. I’ve not been posting because I’ve not been reading. Well, barely. But I’ve got to change that. Too many wonderful things out there for me to read and then share with others. Crossing my fingers I can do at least one review every Tuesday. 🙂

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  4. This is definitely in my mind to read so thanks for the review Marcia.

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