Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Title: Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Grisha

Publisher:  by Henry Holt and Co

Released:  June 5th 2012

Book Blurb:

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy

Jan Review:

5 stars

This is a book i waffled on for quite a long time I not sure if it was the title or the description but something felt off.  I am so glad i choose to give it a chance cause this book was amazing.  It had a whole concept i not found much in books that have to do with magic.  I like the plot twists, the anticipation of what is going to happen next.  Just the right of amount of fantasy and dash of romance.  I excited for the next book.

 

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