Monthly Archives: March 2021

Bardugo Caps One of the Best YA Series of the Young Century with Ruin and Rising

“I am not ruined.  I am ruination.” Ruin and Rising brings Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy to a close.  I was in at the ground floor, reading the first and second books right around the time they came out.  I inexplicably … Continue reading

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Siege and Storm is The Empire Strikes Back of the Grisha Trilogy

Siege and Storm is the second book in The Grisha Trilogy and the follow-up to Bardugo’s very promising debut, Shadow and Bone.  Rest assured there is no sophomore slump.  The second act of a trilogy can be the high point … Continue reading

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February 2021 Month-in-Review

Finally, that interminable, endless, incessant month of February has sputtered to a close.  I have to say—not being able to go anywhere grinds a little bit finer when it is so cold and dark (although at least we are getting … Continue reading

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