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 have been quite liberal with my five-star ratings in the last week, but I cannot help it when I have loved each of the books I have read! Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo was highly recommended by fellow bloggers and they were SO right. I cannot believe that I hadn’t heard of this series before, I should have read it three times over by now!
The storyline was so unique and original. I was a bit confused at the beginning but then was enveloped into the story. I read this in two nights, I was so into it I wanted to read over watching the Olympics
I really like Alina, she was written so well that I wanted to be friends with her
I loved the slow burn relationship in the story, friends becoming more, it was really well done
The twists and turns were good, I didn’t see them coming
I am so excited for the series, I already requested the second book at the library, so hopefully I will get that soon
The only gripe I had, a really I think the reason for the confusion at the beginning, was there are so many odd words I had a really hard time keeping everything straight. I still can’t tell you exactly what all the Grisha’s powers are, hopefully by the second book I can get it all down
On a side note - Karolina from Karolina's Bookshelf Reflections interviewed me for her blog post today! Stop over and check it out!