Mar 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
June 5th, 2012 from Henry Holt

Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, all she’s ever been able to rely on is her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’ve been sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh.

When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. She is torn from everything she knows and whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes that she is the answer the people have been waiting for: the Sun Summoner. Only her power can destroy the Fold.

Overwhelmed by luxury, envied as the Darkling’s favorite, Alina struggles to keep her wits about her without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her mastery of her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha—and the secrets of her heart.

I can't wait to read this book! It sounds like an alterna-world I want to learn more about. Monsters, a royal court, and what is this Fold? I'm all over it! Bardugo will be part of the Fierce Tour with Anna Banks (Of Poseidon), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), and Jennifer Bosworth (Struck). They’ll be joined at various stops by special guests Marissa Meyer (Cinder) and Jessica Brody (52 Reasons to Hate My Father, My Life Undecided). TEXAS, they have a stop in Houston! 

For info on the Fierce Tour, go HERE

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  1. OMG--I've heard AMAZING things about this book and seriously can't wait for this one. Great pick!

    And, lucky you--a tour stop near you! *sigh* so few come to South Carolina or Columbia. Boo.

  2. This does sound really good! I love books like this!!!

  3. I was so lucky to get this one from NG. I started to read the beginning just to see if I would like the writing and OHHHH its GOOOOD!!

  4. Well I was hooked from that cover before I even read a word! This book sounds so good, I'm totally jealous ;)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  5. YES! I've been highly anticipating this book since I first learned of it :-) And NOW I've just learned that the Fierce Tour will be in Houston in June! ::fangirls::

    Great pic, Jen! :-)

    Thanks for stopping by BlookGirl earlier! <3

  6. Great pick!! I'm reading this one this weekend. I keep hearing how great it is.

  7. Great pick! I am loving the cover of this book. I love all things Russian.

  8. I can't wait to read this one either! Sounds sooo good.

  9. I've been seeing this one a lot lately, it does sound amazing. =)

  10. I have been seeing it too! It looks amazing! I am waiting for Mask of the Red Death to come! I cannot wait. I ended up changing my Kindle pre-order to a hard cover today I am so stoked about owning it!

    “Waiting On” Wednesday [1]: Masque of the Red Death

  11. This is definitely a book I'm eager to read. I really like the cover...the fact that it's so different form everything else is a win-win for me. Great pick.

  12. I'm thankful for Netgalley and that I was approved to read this one! I've heard great things about it already!

  13. I definitely should read this book! Lucky those who were auto-approved. I'm still waiting!

    Mr. Book Wonder

  14. This book looks so good, definitely in my tbr pile.

    My WoW