Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha #1

 

Alina Starkov, a regular orphan girl, is fighting in the nation of Ravka. She thinks she is not good at anything, but then she discovers she has a great power and that she may be the only hope to put an end the war that is ravaging her country. 

 

 

 

 

 

I had heard so many great things about this trilogy and I finally decided to read the first book. I was not disappointed. I would not say it was amazing, but I really enjoyed reading this. It was quite similar to a lot of other YA books, but it had something unique. I really liked the Russian elements and the fact that it takes place in a society different from ours.

 

Alina is not a bad character, she seems real, like a normal teenager girl (as normal as she could be in those circumstances) and I liked that.The concept of the Grisha is really interesting and I am eager to learn more about them. 

 

Also, this book is really short so even if you do not like it, it will not make you loose too much time.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

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