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Queen of Ruin

(Grace and Fury #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  4,880 ratings  ·  799 reviews
A fierce sequel full of sisterhood, heart pounding action, betrayal, and intrigue in the royal court in a series that "breathes new life into the feminist story of oppression and resistance" (Publisher's Weekly).

Banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
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3.5 Stars

I'd gone into this with high hopes, maybe slightly too high? I absolutely ADROED Grace and Fury and was so excited to read this, but I wasn't as drawn to it as what I had been.

I loved the complete girl power throughout this book and really seeing Nomi and Serina come into their own but for me it didn't pick up or things seemed to happen at the 56% mark.

After that it was action packed and the whole sense of the uprising and certain characters doing certain things, your girl isn't here f
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

I loved Grace and Fury, but this one fell a bit flat. Pacing was off, the book felt too fast and too slow all the at same time. The ending seemed particularly rushed. I liked Nomi's story the most and it's what kept me reading, but I cannot help but wonder what happened with this book. It just wasn't up to the standard of the first one.

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Umairah (Sereadipity)
Queen of Ruin was the conclusion to the Grace and Fury duology and while it was better than the first book, I still found it a bit lacking.

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

At the start of the novel, the two sisters, Serina and Nomi, were reeling from the disastrous events that unfolded in the previous book. Serina, while battling her grief and guilt, was trying to lead the women of the Mount Ruin prison to freedom. Whereas, Nomi was struggling with Asa's betrayal of her trust and wanted to k
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Little Brown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

this is going to be a little mini itty bitty microscopic review because I read this nearly a year ago and mostly don't remember what happened whoops

From what I remember, I have to say that this book was meh. I didn't particularly enjoy the first book but that mainly because I was in a bad headspace while reading it.

This one was basically the same.

And that's all I have to say because I don't remember this book.

The Good:
- Girl Power
- Malachi <3
- Nomi being stubborn
- Serina being a BOSS
- Conclusion

The Bad:
- Less tension
- The hookups were pretty mediocre
- Zero history lessons/world building
- It was all just a little too easy

I enjoyed it, but mostly because I love the themes of this story. But I think that's also its weakness? The feminism is strong in this one and the ladies are facing some heavy duty oppression, which means it resonates with real world issues. The problem is that it's too black
Cindy ✩☽♔
Sep 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ugh...not only are we stuck with cover models again, but they are not even the same ones? WHY!?
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight .

Okay, this is how you finish a duology. I am two for two with sequels this week alone and wow. Just wow. This was everything I had hoped for, and then some! I really enjoyed Grace and Fury , and was obviously thrilled to read the sequel. But you know, sometimes sequels are scary! But this is how you wrap up a series! Here's the thing: This isn't the most unique premise out there. It
Grace A.
Aug 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced, beautifully scripted, and amazingly easy read. Every twist and turn was worth it, and never what you expect it to be. One second, I’ll be wholeheartedly rooting for their freedom, and it would seem it was within their grasp, then just at the right moment there will be a plot twist that gets me yearning for another victory around the corner.
Nomi and Serina were two strong women that fought to free the women in their country from the oppressive rule of men. The oppression was so deep r
Eleanor (bookishcourtier)
Honestly, the best thing about this book was Serina's character development. Still have no idea what the world is supposed to be like though. ...more
Leah Grover
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A rare sequel that surpasses its predecessor. Banghart pushes her characters beyond their limits to a conclusion that is as satisfying as it is empowering.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
The women of Mount Ruin have revolutionised the brutal island prison, their oppressors imprisoned although continue to threaten the now united female community with violent consequences of their insolence. In protecting her sister, Serina Tessaro was sentenced and ostracised from the Kingdom of Viridia, a disgraced Grace accused of literacy in a society in which women are denied an education. Although Serina pleads her innocence, sister Nomi is a rebellious young woman refusing to adhere to the ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Queen of Ruin

The second book in the Grace and Fury Serie.

I needed a few pages to remember were the first book ended. I had still the plot of Ash Princess in my mind while starting this one. That was a bit confusing to be honest.

After 50% I got the hang of it! Loved the ending!
L. | That_Bookdragon
3/5 ⭐

Before we start, I just want to say that I am a huge fan of Grace and Fury. I received it last year in a Fairyloot box and fell in love. I truly hadn't planned on getting it had it not been for Fairyloot. however, because reading on the bus can be complicated when it's packed, I decided to read it as soon as I got it because its format was fairly small. I did not expect to love it so much, I finished it in two days and read during my lunch break and everytime I had the chance. I even used i
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Hovering around 2.5 stars. This wasn't a bad book necessarily. I don't think it adds anything to the genre or is particularly creative in its storytelling. Things happen a bit conveniently and the writing is straightforward; the language is purposeful but not engaging in any way. Very consumable and a good book if you need something to get through quickly. It reads very "old school" YA. ...more
Jul 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-need
I am dying from anticipation. I will swim to Mount Ruin on my swimming floatie to find these characters.
Katherine Paschal
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Review can be found at

Now this, this is the rebellion book everyone needs in their lives. Queen of Ruin was so good, so good, that I had goosebumps on my arms during one of the (many) freaking intense scenes near the end, and I could not put the book down, I had to keep going until I reach the conclusion. And what an ending it was too! I am happy to report that there is no cliff hanger, things are very well wrapped up to my judgey satisfaction...but that is
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-faves

My heart is so full, my feels! I loved this book so freaking much! The characters have evolved so much from when we first met them. I'm like a proud mama being like look how much my children have grown.
Speaking of crying I did tear up at the end, it got me all gooey and whatnot. (view spoiler)
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this sequel. Again, Banghart uses two different pov's. I really looked forward to reading Serina's part of the story whereas Nomi's story sometimes fell short. I feel that Serina's grown a lot more as a character than Nomi.

Just like in the first book, I feel that some parts were rushed. However, Queen of Ruin is a very nice read and a decent sequel to Grace and Fury.
Melanie Belson (booklovewithmelanie)
Fantastic! Review to come once I can think of something with semi non-spoilers....but you'll want to get your hands on a couple once it comes out! ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Queen of Ruin is clearly a call to rise up. Being more action-packed than its predecessor, the novel swirls with cliffhangers, development, and captivatingly written women.

Nothing is at was supposed to. Nomi and the Heir are banished by the new Superior, forced to end their days at Mount Ruin. Where Nomi hoped to reunite with her compliant sister, she stumbles upon the determined leader of a revolution. Serina is forever changed, and revenge is the only future she is fighting for now. Pain, bru
The Nerd Daily
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell

Queen of Ruin is the sequel to Grace and Fury, by Tracy Banghart. Queen of Ruin is a powerful story about women empowerment and finding your voice. Serina and Nomi both had to reinvent themselves throughout the series but more so in Queen of Ruin when they were faced with obstacles that threatened to tear them apart forever.

Queen of Ruin starts right where Grace and Fury left off with Serina and the women on Mount Ruin having led
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


Queen of Ruin is the second and final installment in author Tracy Banghart's Grace and Fury Duology. The world of Viridia has put women down for centuries because they feared what giving women power could lead to based on a history they’ve suppressed. Women were not allowed to be educated, any wages they made were given to their husband, and they were basically property of those husbands. The highest honor for a woman was being
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
The conclusion to the Grace and Fury duology showed women banding together to take back their rights and fight their oppressors. We saw the changes Serena and Nomi have gone through and them become stronger. I did think this was slower paced and not as exciting as the first book. I also felt that Serena did most of the heavy lifting while Nomi was worried about her relationship with Malachi. Nomi did have some difficult tasks, but Serena went through much more and changed who she was completely. ...more
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win an ARC. Just like Grace and Fury I couldn’t put it down. Serina is no longer a grace she is a warrior out for justice. Nomi betrayed by Asa is out for blood and will stop at nothing to get it.
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Hachette Children’s Group and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Grace and Fury was one of my top reads last year so I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel and it did not disappoint! Queen of Ruin is just as amazing as Grace and Fury! Tracy Banghart has now become an auto-buy author for me! If you haven’t read Grace and Fury I highly recommend it!

Guys! This book had me up reading ALL NIGHT! As in I started it at 11pm thinking oh I will read for a little while a
Emma L.
*** This review may contain some spoilers ***

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 (3/5 stars).

I love it when booksales provide me with the chance to own like complete series which I can then marathon the fuck out of (haha thank you book gods) and that was precisely what I did with this series. The first book Grace and Fury was my tbr jar pick of March so then I knew it was faith and that I needed to complete this series right away, which is what I did. And I have some opinions:

Unfortunately, Queen of Ruin was not as
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2021
I am trying to think back to what happened in this book, but I am having a hard time remembering. And I finished it today...


I mean a lot happened, it just was not that memorable. It wasn't like I hated the book when I was reading it. I enjoyed it. It just seemed to follow the tropes of many YA books. The characters were good, not great, the kingdom okay. And I think that is what it whittles down to. It was good not great.

SPOILERS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The relationships in this
Pauliina (The Bookaholic Dreamer)
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feminism
Cheeesy and yet so good!

The Grace and Fury duology has amazing character growth, and Nomi & Serina changed so much along the way that I probably wouldn't recognise them anymore from the beginning of Grace and Fury. The character arcs are so impressive that I'm sneakily counting Queen of Ruin for the OWLs Magical Readathon 2020 Transfiguration prompt, 'A book that includes shapeshifting'. Cause daang it definitely did!

Although this series isn't perfect, some solutions seem very convenient and som
Jay G
Jun 18, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The second and final book in the Grace and Fury duology following sisters Serina and Nomi.

This begins right where Grace and Fury left off, but this was definitely not as good as the first book. It was still enjoyable, I was just expecting... more. There's no recap of the first book in this, so I definitely suggest reading them back to back to avoid any possible confusion. I liked the s
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Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, kids, and pets.

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