Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis: Ravka has been split in two by the Shadow Fold, a gap in the country that is devoid of light, and has terrible creatures in it, the volcra, that eat humans that try to pass through to get to the other side of the country. Alina is an orphaned girl, who tries to cross the Shadow Fold with the Ravkan Army. While in the Fold, she discovers something deep within her that she never knew existed, something almost unheard of, something that may be able to save her country. She is whisked away to the world of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the Darkling, to train with them. Yet nothing is what it seems. The kingdom is depending on her untamed power, and Alina must uncover the secrets of the Grisha, and her own heart.

Review: This book was very interesting and engrossing. I have never read another like it. The writing was beautiful, and the plot was intriguing and creative. It kept me hooked in and I loved the elemental addition in this. At points I thought it was moving a little slow, but other than that it was a very enjoyable book!

I give this novel 4/5 stars and highly recommend it to fans of fantasy novels.

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