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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
By Leigh Bardugo

To be published on June 19th by Holt Children's

Inspired by Tsarist Russia, SHADOW & BONE brings to life a fantasy world of superstition and science, saints and samovars, in which a lonely refugee must leave behind her best friend- and first love- to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea. But first she must contend with the dangerous and decadent world of the kingdom’s magical elite and their powerful leader, a creature of dark charm and deadly ambition.
 
 
And the summary from Leigh's site (a little more thorough):
 
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 unlikely 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.


This looks like a great dark fantasy novel.  Author Elizabeth Fama introduced this book to me- and from what I have witnessed (and read) she has excellent taste!  So go add this to your Goodreads list here!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Alexandra~
    http://www.wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com

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  2. This is new to me and I love the sound of it! Thanks for the heads up!
    Our WoW is at Book Sake. -Jessica

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    1. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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  3. Ohhh I've never heard of this one before! It sounds pretty interesting though! Great pick!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    1. I know! I don't know why this book doesn't have more exposure- it sounds great!

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  4. Never heard of it! But I adore the cover! The book sounds fantastic though!

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  5. I just ordered this book and I am so excited to start this series!

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