"The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for."
This week, I'm waiting on Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, which releases June 17th! Less than and week away! Yay! I was a little late to jump into the Grisha bandwagon. My friend kept insisting I needed to read the book and loaned it to me. I swear it sat on my shelf for nearly six months before I finally got the notion to pick it up and give it a try. And I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read it! I inhaled the unique world Bardugo wrote - and I adored both the Darkling and Mal. It's so hard to choose a "team." I know, I know. The Darkling is even and maniacal, but there is just something about him! And Mal is super adorable, too. After the second book, Siege and Storm, ended on such an action-packed cliffhanger, I'm interested to see where it goes. Hurry up, Tuesday!