Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5): Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we showcase upcoming releases we are anticipating.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
Date Available: June 5, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 unlikely 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.

Why I want to read it:
First off, I've already heard that people loved it. Not loved but loved. See the difference? And come on?! That synopsis sounds fantastic!! Monsters, war, magical elite called the Grisha, royal courts, and a mysterious Darkling? Sounds good to me :D 

What are y'all waiting on this fine Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this book. The setting was rich and the mythology fully formed. I found myself really interested in learning about Ravka's world and really pushing for her to take control of her powers and herself. While she made some bad decisions she didn't have the stupidity issues that a lot of female characters do in YA. The love triangle really worked. My only problem was that I wished that I had a glossary with explanations of all the specialized terms and titles that the author used through the book that I couldn't keep up with (and this may have been added in the final version, I had an advanced copy). I finished the book quickly and am excited to read the next chapter in the series.


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