Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy series.
You know you're immersed in a story when things like eating and the bathroom become a distracting necessity. Enter Leigh Bardugo's captivating debut novel, Shadow and Bone. One-part fantasy and one-part Tzarpunk (steampunk with a Russian flare), this book is a breath of fresh air in an extremely crowded genre. I laughed, I cried, I got grumpy when interrupted - need a bookworm ask for more? Bardugo is equally as fascinating a character as the ones she brings to life in this not-soon-enough to be trilogy. If you're looking for one of the best debut YA books of the year, look no farther.— Alli D.
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“This debut fantasy riffs on Russian history and folklore. The orphan, Alina, doesn't know that she controls powers beyond her mapmaker trade and is thrust into royalty and the Darkling's inner circle, the magical, elite Grishas. With vivid characters, exciting and twisty plots, monsters, romance, and a fully developed otherworld, this is a high fantasy thriller of the first order. I look forward to more from this talented author!”
— Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA