Shadow and Bone
Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’re sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a... show more
Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’re sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. Ripped from everything she knows, she is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes she is the answer the people have been waiting for: the one person with the power to destroy the Fold. Swept up in a world of luxury and illusion, envied as the Darkling’s favorite, Alina struggles to fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But as the threat to the kingdom mounts, Alina uncovers a secret that sets her on a collision course with the most powerful forces in the kingdom. Now only her past can save her . . . and only she can save the future.
Format: MP3 CD
Publish date: May 21st 2013
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
I am a big fan of Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows series its one of my favorite young adults from the recent years. I was very eager to finally start this series, based on the fact that I loved her later works. Sadly this one didn't invoke the same feelings as I had when I read Six of Crows. To be fair...
Amazing! Loved the writing and the world and the romance! Didn't like the characters, but I'm hoping to see them get better further on in the trilogy!
I have read many reviews raving about just how good this books was... I have already read the Six of Crows Duology and know just how good that was and how much I loved it. Neither prepared me for the magnificence of this book. And the ending... oh oh oh my... I knew Ms. Bardugo was good... bu...
I know as readers we all like people or dislike people for a reason, but I just don't get the love of the Darkling or why they would want Alina. I just don't see anything lovable about him, or why Alina should want to be with him. I know I might be the oddball but I love Mal and I love the relations...
There are more than enough reviews of this book already, so I'm not going to say much. Really for me is boils down to this: average book is average. Unextraordinary, plain, orphan girl discovers she is The Chosen One, and begins her journey to save the world. On the way she ends up in a magic school...