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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, and Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. 

Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my current 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge books, Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo.  I've been meaning to finish of this trilogy for ages and now since the Netflix adaptation is coming this April I'm going to make sure I'm good and ready for it!



The monster's name was Izumrud, the great worm, and there were those who claimed he had made the tunnels that ran beneath Ravka.


Mal didn't seem to agree.  "We might as well travel with a marching band," he grumbled under his breath.

Are you taking part in this challenge?  What are you reading this weekend?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I've been thinking of doing a re-read of Grisha before the show airs. I have the time to.
    Ben Barnes as the Darkling is unfair.... I don't want to root for the villain. lol

    Here's mine! Marie @ Pages to Explore

  2. I'm officially the last person to start this series, lol.

  3. Gorgeous cover and interesting excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE PERFECT GUESTS”

  4. Hooray for reaching the last book in the trilogy! Enjoy!

  5. I really need to START, let alone finish, this series before the Netflix series comes out! I'm excited for it, though. I think it'll be a good one. Look forward to this series, too, and I just love the snippets you've shared! Hope you enjoy your reading!

    Here's my Friday post.

  6. I still need to read the first book... Happy weekend!

    1. I bet you'll enjoy it! Thanks for coming over, Freda.

  7. I always like to finish the books before the show airs. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Ah, the third book has arrived. I hope it is as good as the first two. My book is Writers and Lovers

  9. Sounds like a good one.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Interesting beginning and beautiful cover!

  11. I have been wanting to read Liegh Bardugo for a while now 🤔 I feel like the only one to not have read Liegh yet 😅🥺 I hope you enjoy the book Lauren! 💖💕

  12. I loved this series and am so excited for the Netflix adaptation. :D

  13. I haven't yet read this series but am looking forward to it. I had best get on it since the Netflix adaptation is coming out! Have a great week!


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