Shadow and Bone

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Macmillan, Jun 5, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 358 pages
54 Reviews

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.

  

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Best world, best heroine, best writing, best romance... - Goodreads
The book went at a slow pace in the first few chapters. - Goodreads
The love story we are given is simply beautiful! - Goodreads
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The character development was likewise impeccable. - Goodreads
The storytelling is immensely sweeping. - Goodreads

Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

'I've been waiting for you for a long time, Alina,' he said. 'You and I are going to change the world.' There is so much to love about this book. Let us start with Ravka. This highly fantastical world ... Read full review

Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

User Review  - Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie - Goodreads

Quick Review "What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men." I always underestimate how wonderful a YA book can be and a fantasy YA novel, if done right, has the chance to be spectacular. "The ... Read full review

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Contents

BEFORE
1
CHAPTER 1
8
CHAPTER 2
27
CHAPTER 3
35
CHAPTER 4
54
CHAPTER 5
74
CHAPTER 6
89
CHAPTER 7
101
CHAPTER 13
184
CHAPTER 14
199
CHAPTER 15
232
CHAPTER 16
242
CHAPTER 17
264
CHAPTER 18
282
CHAPTER 19
295
CHAPTER 20
309

CHAPTER 8
118
CHAPTER 9
135
CHAPTER 10
145
CHAPTER 11
153
CHAPTER 12
166
CHAPTER 21
321
CHAPTER 22
334
AFTER
354
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
357
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.