Recent Reads: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo


I have decided this year to actively look out for authors I haven’t read before – so Sara’s excellent review of ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo caught my eye. Thought you might like to read it, too…

Sara Letourneau

Shadow and Bone cover

Shadow and Bone(Book #1 of the Grisha Trilogy)
Leigh Bardugo
Fantasy / Young Adult
356 pages


Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal – and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed.

Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. With Alina’s extraordinary power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destroy the Fold. Now Alina must find a way to master her untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by…

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2 responses »

  1. Oh, wow, thank you for reblogging, Sarah! 🙂

    By the way, I read somewhere that “Shadow and Bone” has been published in other countries with the title “The Gathering Dark.” I didn’t put that in the review, but you may want to keep that in mind if you look for Bardugo’s work.

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