Forest of Ruin

Forest of Ruin

Book - 2016
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This epic trilogy comes to a close as Ashyn and Moria will have to decide once and for all where their allegiances lie. And it may not be where their hearts would lead them.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385672047
Branch Call Number: YA ARM
Characteristics: 436 pages ; 22 cm

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lgmosher Aug 26, 2020

And ending to a great series.

I love these books.
I love these characters.
I love the events that transpire.... Mostly.

What I like:

Pretty much all of the characters. And yes I mean all of them. There was not one that I despised (yet I wish I did have one that I could love because I despised them).

Moria and Ashyn.
I was worried that just as Ashyn felt in the beginning, that Moria would outshine Ashyn.
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And in the first book, she absolutely did.

But, I would have to say that in the end the opposite is true and it was awesome. The author did a terrific job of growing the girls as twins together and apart. It's important to have indepence and each girl learned how to weild theirs apart from each other in different ways.

What I didn't like:

Okay so..... Gavril deserved more. He was so understated in this last book it made me quite upset. I absolutely LOVED Gavril. He was 100% my favorite character. So yes, I think we should have had more of him, more FOR him.

Tyrus was alright.... Again I enjoyed his character, loved his character but to me he was given too much. He also relied too heavily on Moria. It's like he could barely make a decision without looking to Moria.

Honestly, one thing that could have been deeper developed was Gavril's father. He was the big bad wolf (hehe) in this series and we got a bunch of second hand information on him. I would like to have seen him spotlighted a little more.
I was supposed to hate him.
Everything we learned about him should make us hate him.
But the facts and acts that we get about him feel more like history in a text book then a real human man commiting these acts.

All in all. I completely recommend this series. It was a terrific read!

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suezee
Jul 13, 2019

I expected more from this author. I read the entire trilogy. The action is okay but did not really like the main character of Moria. who is loud, mouthy, thoughtless, brash and stupidly impetuous. Yet she never gets seriously hurt even when other people are dying all over the place. And of course she gets both desirable heroic guy(s). Her twin Ashyn, the quiet thoughtful one, is assigned a much smaller supporting role. Gag!

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KSchreiber94
Dec 28, 2018

I felt this book was rushed compared to the others and the series could’ve been done as a saga rather than a trilogy.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 23, 2018

Is fate always the answer to the unforeseeable? Perhaps, but with twin sister Moria and Ashyn, the answers lie in action. Separated from each other, the two must each uncover the dark secrets behind the paths they have been set upon. I liked reading about Moria a bit more throughout the series, but Ashyn served as a nice buffer in times of intensity. The ending of the book (and trilogy) was satisfying, but I wish it could have been better (even though it couldn't have been). And yes, I despise love triangles, so for those who also despise them... beware! 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ceason
Mar 09, 2018

It's a nice story but I wish that Ashyn got more credit, instead of Moria doing all the brave and dramatic stuff

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MildredW328
Jul 07, 2017

This book is really good! Ashyn, Moria, Tyrus, Gavril, Ronan, Tova and Daigo goes on a cool adventure trying to stop Alvar Kitsune.And they also find a dragon called Zuri. But there is a lot of deaths in this book. But I love this series so much that I bought the whole series!!

This series is pretty good. I though that Moria got more attention compared to Ashyn which felt a bit unfair but loved the series anyways.

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sandette
Jun 29, 2016

I was really disappointed with this book- really, the series as a whole, which seemed to just go downhill. The characters were dull and lifeless, the plot wasn't enticing in the slightest, and I am extremely bitter with the final relationships as I found them rushed. I think I was just mad that [spoiler] Moria and Gavril didn't get together, which was what I wanted from the beginning, so romance-wise I'm probably not the one to go to :) [end spoiler]

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Kyanite
May 12, 2016

A good ending, but I think it could have been better. It felt a bit rushed, and never touched on some stuff foreshadowed earlier in the book/ series. Also, the way Ashyn and Gavril's relationship worked out wasn't entirely believable. Still, I suspect many readers will be satisfied.

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KSchreiber94
Dec 28, 2018

KSchreiber94 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

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