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Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo Review

Hi ForeverBookers,

I've just finished one of the best YA fantasy books that I've ever read! Shadow And Bone is spectacular! It's got everything - action, adventure, romance...

In this book the romance wasn't what kept me hooked. It was the story and the characters...I've only ever experienced that a few of times, especially reading YA - where a book just grips me until the end for the story and nothing else. 

The story is based in a supernatural Russia, I guess you could say. Alina starts the book as an orphan but is swept up by The Darkling and taken to a palace when she shows that she can create light. From there the story takes many twists and turns I don't want to spoil but I'll just say that not everything is how it seems in this book. 

Alina (the main perspective) was a believable character. She had her flaws and things to learn, which made her seem more human. She, at the same time though was serious but also funny. 

The Darkling was a truly conniving character to read about. I don't know why, but I really liked him. He might have some redeeming qualities in the other books I hope...It would be good (for me) if Alina and The Darkling ended up together, although I really can't see this happening. 

It took me a day to read this book (I was that hooked) so I obviously give this book 5 stars. 

I can't wait to read Seige and Storm (#2) next :D...

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