Shadow and Bone
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Shadow and Bone


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.

Title:Shadow and Bone
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:358 pages

    Shadow and Bone Reviews

  • Nataliya
    Oct 08, 2012

    The biggest issue with this book is actually NOT the utter fail at correctly incorporating the Russian elements into the story.It's that I'd never be able to pick this book out of a generic YA book li...

  • Sarah Maas
    Mar 01, 2011

    I don't think words can properly describe how much I adored SHADOW & BONE. The characters, the completely blew me away. There were moments when I was so stunned by the beauty and t...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jun 29, 2015

    (3.5) I really enjoyed this and I'm definitely going to be continuing on with this trilogy, but I did have a few issues with it. While I was fascinated by the world, but at the same time, I didn't fee...

  • Steph Sinclair
    Feb 26, 2012

    Check out the interview with Leigh Bardugo where she saves Kat Kennedy and I from Ninjas. True story. Also, there's a giveaway of a finished copy of Shadow and Bone!If I could wrap up my emotions abou...

  • Kat Kennedy
    Feb 25, 2012

    Damn you, Leigh Barduga. Damn you for tricking me.Leigh Barduga is like some kind of literary crouching tiger, hidden dragon or something.You would be forgiven, upon commencing this novel, for thinkin...

  • Tatiana
    Feb 25, 2012

    As seen on The Readventurer2.5 starsIt is alright, if you are into fantasy lite. I, on the other hand, am a little weary of this lightish, breezy and superficial entertainment. Give me something juici...

  • Rick Riordan
    Nov 07, 2013

    So many YA fantasy romances out there these days. You would think it would be hard to put a fresh spin on the concept, but Leigh Bardugo makes it look easy. Her debut Shadow and Bone takes Russian fo...

  • Veronica Roth
    Nov 10, 2011

    Loved it. More later!...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Dec 28, 2016

    Am I going to be crucified if I admit I may love this more than the Six of Crows duology? I think this may be due to the fact that I should have listened to everyone and started with these first. I wa...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Sep 21, 2014

    I loved it from page one. One incredible journey.I’m going to tell you guys something: My first ever read in English was Throne of Glass and that was last September. I thought, with my knowledge of ...