My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Blurb: 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
Rating: 5 Stars
Overall: Beautifully written
Characters: Love them to bits!
Plot: Suddenly swept up into a world of danger and intrigue, Alina must find where she stands, and who she can trust.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Review: Loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed this book every step of the way! Steamy romance, strong characters, and epic fighting, Shadow and Bone had it all! I wasn't sure about the book starting out, I had heard good things, but most were vague, so I wasn't sure what I was getting into! (And now I know why!) The less you know about this one, the better, as it's fun to discover the story along with Alina!