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.
Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
This was one of the best reads for me in a while. It was a fast-paced read and kept me on the edge of my seat at every turn of the page. Leigh Bardugo knows how to capture her readers. The writing is very easy to follow and it grabbed me from the very first page. Anyone who is a fan of Red Queen or Shatter Me might enjoy this.
Book in a Pinch
Teen finds out she has powers that could save the world.
Go Into This One Knowing
Nothing too bad.
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