Shadow and Bone is one of those books I’ve had on my shelves forever and I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner. I LOVED IT. The world, the characters, THE DARKLING.
DAMMIT, THE DARKLING!
The Darkling had me like…
But by the end I was like…
It was a beautifully written book and it was wonderfully performed by Lauren Fortgang. It brought on SO many emotions. The world was so vivid and dark! I just completely fell in love with all of it. I can’t wait to read on! I hear there’s a Sturmhond or something I should keep an eye out for?
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Series: The Grisha #1
Published by Henry Holt BfYR
Pub Date: June 5th 2012
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Format: Audiobook, eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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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.