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ebook ñ Shadow and Bone ¶ Leigh Bardugo

Led by the mysterious DarklingYet 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 Trilog 'fine make me your villain' oh my darling darkling i would do soooo much than that you can put your collar on me any day is is this what love feels like?↠ 5 stars

epub Shadow and Bone

Shadow and BoneSurrounded 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 refugeeAlina Starkov has never been good at anything But when her regiment is at So many YA fantasy romances out there these days You would think it would be hard to put a fresh spin on the concept but Leigh Bardugo makes it look easy Her debut Shadow and Bone takes Russian folklore and mythology and creates an alternate tsarist Russia Ravka where magic and military might coexist uneasily Imagine a cross between Cashore's Graceling and Westerfeld's Leviathan and yet Shadow and Bone is uniueOur main characters Alina and Mal grow up as orphans at the estate of a kindly duke until the time comes for them to serve their country Both are tested by the Grisha an ancient and powerful order of magicians but neither show aptitude so Mal becomes an accomplished military tracker while Alina studies as an army cartographer and has nothing to look forward to but a mundane existence Homely and scrawny Alina watches as her dashing handsome best friend Mal whom she secretly loves gets attention from all the girlsTheir lives change when their regiment is ordered across the Shadow Fold a deadly rift of darkness that cuts Ravka in two separating the eastern capital from its ports in West Ravka When the caravan is attacked by gargoyle like monsters called volcra Alina discovers powers she didn't know she had Immediately she becomes the most important person in the kingdom the target of enemy assassins and is whisked away to the palace of the Darkling the head of the Grisha and right hand of the king to learn the ways of magic Alina might hold the secret to destroying the Shadow Fold and saving Ravka but only if she survives her enemies some from other countries some from within the kingdom itselfShadow and Bone works on every level It's a believable and poignant romance It's a great mystery in which the villains and heroes are not at all who they seem It's a first rate adventure Maybe I was especially drawn to this book because I got to visit Russia last summer and can easily imagine the Grisha slipping through the corridors of the Winter Palace but I suspect this book will appeal to many readers even if they have no knowledge of Russian history I'll be anxiously waiting for the second book in the series

Leigh Bardugo ¶ Shadow and Bone epub

kindle Ï Shadow and Bone Ñ Paperback read ´ randarenewables à 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 refugeeTacked 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 35 I really enjoyed this and I'm definitely going to be continuing on with this trilogy but I did have a few issues with it While I was fascinated by the world but at the same time I didn't feel like the world was fleshed out enough We don't really get much world building you're just kind of thrown into the world which isn't necessarily a bad thing but for me there were things that I needed to be explained for me to be able to fully visualize the setting I also just wasn't a huge fan of the main character Alina and maybe I'll grow to like her in the next few books but in this book she annoyed me I did LOVE Leigh Bardugo's writing style I found it to be very uniue I'll be doing a video review discussion soon so look out for that