Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shadow and Bone: Review


The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.


Oh why didn't I read it sooner? This book is awesome! No wonder it's optioned to be a movie. This book is filled with mysterious folk tales, people with unique powers and darkness all over the place. A world that is unique and creepy. Perfect combination for a legend and a battle to come into being.

The book is set in a country called Ravka, where the Shadow Fold is eating the country from the outside and people are trying to save it. Alina is their key of survival, their only hope of getting rid of the Fold. But as she trying to save the country from a seemingly inevitable darkness, she realizes that things are darker than she once thought.

Every page of the book is addicting. I cannot put the book down and have to finish it in one day. It's been a really long time since I found a series like that. The book is not long, only 356 pages. Short and sweet. No dragging, no flooding of information every single line of the book. Smooth plot yet with breath-taking plot twists. Exactly how I like books these days.

Dark, unique and utterly enthralling. This is one story you won't want to miss.

Rating: 8.5/10

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