Book: Shadow and Bone
Series: The Grisha #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
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.-Goodreads
Review: Wow-another great read! I loved everything about this book. I loved all the characters, the Russian elements and the fact that I thought the story was going one way and it totally went in another direction. Another thing I loved-the Darkling. He's so powerful and bad ass he doesn't even have a name. He's dark (obviously..), raw and I loved his dynamic with Alina. I'll avoid spoilers but I cannot wait to read the next installment and see where this goes.