This book in 3 words: Phenomenal, Surprising, Addictive
Title: Shadow and Bone
Writer: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: #Fantasy #youngadult
Length: 356 pages
My rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Orphaned by Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become protégée of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
The book begins with an exciting setting where the protagonist, Alina, is forced to save her best friend’s life. She does not do it in the usual way, but with a special ability. The meaning of the ability does not open up for me at first. I’m slow, I know.
Then comes the Darkling. He is the most powerful Grisha of all times and I loved the way he was presented at the book. I am not going to share anything else about the plot, you need to read it for yourself.
I liked Leigh Bardugo writing style immediately, but could not shrug off the knowledge and feeling of a young adult book. Everything was left unfinished and the emotions of the characters were polished to suite for the young readers. It did not matter. I still cried because of the betrayal and beauty inside the book.
Please read this book! It gave me a place where I could escape the reality of my domestic life. The adventure was great, characters were multidimensional and the plot was planned carefully. I do not know anyone who would not enjoy this book.