Shadow and Bone is the extraordinary story of Alina, a teenage girl who infiltrates a elite society of soldiers called The Grisha. When she uncovers dark secrets about her power, Alina must choose: to betray her people or to face destruction. With stunning prose and an intense plot, Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone will leave you breathless.
For who is this book for ?
Shadow and Bone is a thrilling teen novel that will appeal to fans of action, adventure, and romance alike. Set in a world of dark magic and dangerous intrigue, it follows the story of Alina Starkov as she struggles to come to terms with her newfound powers – and confronts the terrible dangers that await her in the wider world.
- The characters are well-developed and interesting
- The plot is fast-paced and exciting
- The writing is beautiful
- The author’s name is difficult to spell
- The book may be hard for some teen readers to follow because it includes Russian words and terms without translation
- Some of the scenes are violent and dark
Learn more about the author
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem and moved to Los Angeles when she was six. She is the author of two forthcoming novels for adults-Kingdom of Dust and Siege and Storm-and has been a finalist for the Locus Award, Tiptree Award, Nebula Awards, Andre Norton Award, and Alex Awards. Her first young adult novelShadow And Bone debuted on The New York Times bestseller list in 2012.
“Shadow and Bone is a must-read for anyone who loves fantasy. It has all the ingredients of an epic story–romance, mystery, adventure, and betrayal.”
“This book was amazing! It had everything I love in a story, action, adventure, mystery and romance. The characters were well developed and likable.”
“Beautifully written, lyrical and intense. Leigh Bardugo has done an amazing job creating a believable and fascinating world.”
“I couldn’t put it down!”