I don’t even know how to put my feelings into words with this book. I was swept into the story of Alina and her journey through the Fold and the Grisha community and I never wanted to be put down. It was an amazing tale and the world that Leigh Bardugo created was a new and eventful one.

Shadow and Bone had a great flow to it and I loved how it moved along. Leigh created an amazing new world that is full of hard to pronounce names and weird creatures that only could be conjured from her imagination. Alina was a spitfire. She stood up for herself, and said a good portion of the time what was on her mind. Sure, she argues and says that they’ve made some kind of mistake, but she still carries on and makes the best of it. Alina stays strong and keeps her wits about her, even when she feels like giving up.

There were two leading guys here, Mal and the Darkling. Personally I loved Mal better; the Darkling freaked me out and seemed sort of like a pedophile. She was very elusive about both men, but the facts she does give off make you fall in love with them, or hate them, whichever way you go.

— Samantha

About the Book:
Title: Shadow & Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: 06/2012