Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1)
by Leigh Bardugo
Published June 2012, by Henry Holt and Company
From Goodreads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Yeah, I haven’t read this one. Am I the last book blogger on Earth who hasn’t? *shrugs* Oh well. I enjoyed Bardugo’s follow-up duology, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, so this trilogy has been in the back of my mind for a long time. Now that Netflix is adapting both sets of books as a live-action series with Bardugo as one of the executive producers, I have more incentive to read the Grisha Trilogy, if only so I know what’s going on when the series premiers.