Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shadow and Bone Review

Shadow and Bone

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.

What I Liked
What a story, I'm so glad this is going to be a trilogy and we still have two more books of this awesome high fantasy world Leigh has created. The whole story and concept was intriguing and interesting, I was never bored and always wanting more. 
Alina: I really liked her character, I liked that when we meet her she wasn't the typical heroine. Alina isn't pretty, isn't popular or good at anything really, she is just plain unnoticed Alina; until she does something extraordinary to save her best friends life. Only once she learns about her hidden abilities does Alina finally get to shine and prove herself to the world and herself.
Team Boy
Not the typical team boy, but you have Alina interested in both, Mal her best childhood friend who hasn't noticed her and the new mysterious Darkling who is paying Alina lots of extra attention. The Darkling is tempting to root for, but I was always rooting for Mal to show back up into the story.  

Didn't Like
. . . I have to wait for the next book and I can't have it now.

Must read this high fantasy debut series

Grisha Trilogy
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm 2013
Ruin and Rising 2014

Could you handle the pressure of saving the world?



Bookluvr Mindy said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I've seen nothing but really positive reviews. :)

Kristina said...

I got my ARC signed from Fierce Reads and I can't wait to read it. The author is awesome too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.