Book Review: Shadow Ruin (Shadow Fall Book 3) by Audrey Grey

Maia has more allies than she ever dreamed she would, but that does complicate things, and things aren't going as smoothly as she'd hoped. As her enemies make moves, plans change, and Maia and friends will have to take some serious risks if they want to stop the Emperor and the asteroid.

Book Cover - Shadow Ruin by Audrey Grey
Title: Shadow Ruin
Book Number: Book 3
Pages: 314
My Rating: 4 Stars
More Info: Goodreads // Amazon


I finally read the last book! (If you’re seeing this on my blog, you probably don’t even remember my reviews for the previous books because it’s been so long. I decided not to repost them, but I did update them because I reread the books.)

– I found this whole series to be fairly unpredictable. Most books have predictable elements, these included, but in general I found myself never really knowing where the plot was going to go. And throughout, there were some elements that I wasn’t entirely sure how they’d turn out.

– This one in particular made me feel.

– There was a lot with the tech stuff that you just had to suspend disbelief for because it didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

– There were some things that happened in a way that was just weirdly perfect, a little too coincidental in ways that also didn’t entirely make sense.

– *MAJOR SPOILER* I especially felt sad about Caspian. But, although I do think they could’ve tried to find another solution, it at least makes sense why Caspian would sacrifice himself like that. He felt like he sat back and did nothing while his dad and his court were committing atrocities and cruelty, and he wanted to redeem himself. And I’m especially glad his reasoning wasn’t that he couldn’t bear to live without Maia. *END SPOILER*

– *ROMANCE SPOILER* I’m glad Maia ended up with Riser. He was the one she had a spark with. That became more and more clear with each book, but I really did enjoy the sorta love triangle element that was going on for a while. It didn’t always feel so obvious to me how it would turn out, and I wasn’t even sure how I wanted it to turn out at first because I liked them both and felt like she had a connection with both. *END SPOILER*

Although YA dystopian doesn’t really seem to be my thing anymore, I feel like this deserves credit for being a good series overall and good finale. I had some suspension of disbelief issues for a lot of the technology and things like that, but I enjoyed these characters and was gripped by their violent and unpredictable story.

*Rating: 4 Stars // Read Date: 2022 // Format: Ebook via TTS*


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  1. Becky@ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Yay for finishing a series! I always feel a sense of satisfaction when I finally finish a series I started a while ago, but you always end up needing to do a reread because no one remembers what happened. Glad that you liked it even if you’re not really reading YA dystopian anymore. It’s been a while since I’ve seen someone mention a love triangle in a review, I forgot how often they happened in YA books like this it was like a staple of the genre.