Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Leigh Bardugo's "Shadow and Bone"

From Goodreads:

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

I finally got around to reading this book and I am so glad I did! I don't have a lot to say on what happens in this book - I'm afraid anything I say might spoil it. The story seems predictable, but I was happily surprised. 

I'm glad I was behind in reading this book because now the 2nd book, Siege and Storm, is waiting for me at the library!

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