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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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THIS WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS.

for starters, alina matured and quit crying and whining for 85% of the book! she finally learned to accept her power and the responsibility that came with wielding it. i liked the way she was able to stand up against the apparat when he kept her underground, away from her friends and allies.

i loved the secondary characters more than ever- tolya, tamar, genya, david, adrik, nikolai, and even zoya.

the story behind morozova and the darkling's family was interesting but not unexpected. (view spoiler)

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good thing the action scenes were a lot more tense and thrilling to read.
that said, i was not happy with the way the book ended. even if the epilogue broke my heart a little (view spoiler)

onto reading six of crows! i started it like two months ago, but i didn't fully understand what was going on, so i decided to read the grisha trilogy first.
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Reading Progress

June 18, 2016 – Shelved
June 18, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 11, 2016 – Started Reading
July 12, 2016 –
page 192
45.5% "it's already better than the first two books! I'm kind of feeling tamar+nadia. Not sure if i like that because it was rather sudden..."
July 12, 2016 –
page 194
45.97% "okay welp. they kissed. dammit tamar, you're supposed to be a tomboy!"
July 12, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 22, 2016 – Shelved as: books-i-own
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult

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