Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
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.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

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  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Oct 1, 2016

    Cait • A Page with a View

    Ok, I’m going to finally try to explain my UNDYING LOVE FOR THIS AMAZING WORLD… calmly. Yes.So basically, this is the book that got me into book blogging. This time last year I read a couple YA books each month, but didn’t really connect with anything. Then I picked this...

  •    Maggie
    Sep 19, 2016


    The thought filled me with grief, grief for the dreams we'd shared, for the love I'd felt, for the hopeful girl I would never be again. Rating: 5/5 If you're a person that minds cussing in the reviews, you can stop reading this because let me tell you, I always cuss in my reviews. And...

  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    Aug 17, 2016

    Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)

    Update: Shadow and Bone is only 99p at Kindle UK!! Looks like the other two books in the series are also 99p: Book 2 / Book 3 :DI wanted to read the Grisha trilogy before getting into Six of Crows, but this was pretty underwhelming. I don't know how the rest of the books play out, but ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Aug 11, 2016

    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsA few years ago, YA Fantasy was suddenly swamped with brand new series from brand new authors. REALLY good brand new series from brand new authors. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo was the second of that batch that I read, and I hadn’t really wanted to. The...

  • Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
    May 18, 2016

    Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)

    The Darkling: The Art of Seduction "Fine, make me your villain" @ the Darkling: Plot Rundown: Girl is a special snowflake and she never knew. Accidentally uses her power.Deny, deny, deny. In comes hot stuff, The Darkling and the MC is all:MC crying over childhood crush who wont reply...

  • Mona
    May 15, 2016



  • Sofii♡
    Apr 2, 2016


    SO BEAUTIFUL WRITING ! “This was his soul made flesh, the truth of him laid bare in the blazing sun, shorn of mystery and shadow. This was the truth behind the handsome face and the miraculous powers, the truth that was the dead and empty space between the stars, a wasteland peop...

  • Kat Stark
    Feb 29, 2016

    Kat Stark

    Buddyread with Adrianna (Click to read her review)Liked this one, many reviews so :) Coffee review time over here...because I like to mix my lovesSo I’ve always been obsessed with coffee. My mom (being the horrible mother that she is--jk, I love my mom!) gave me my first sip of co...

  • Mizuki
    Jan 25, 2016


    Warning: F-words here and there and a lot of ranting, don't like don't readRating: It's a "not the worst book I have ever read but it's not that far/not lives up to the hype/author did very poor research" 2 stars.In order to save you some precious time, I will tell you my reaction to t...

  • Celine Lindeskov
    Jan 21, 2016

    Celine Lindeskov

    This book... Guys. This. Book. It was truly amazing, and it was really one of the best books I have read all year, if not the very best.The characters were spectacular! I really liked the maincharacter (and I'm normally not too fond of the maincharacter of a book). And her friend Genya...