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Title: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) (Click for Goodreads)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Expected Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Summary 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.
Why I’m Waiting: There are times when I hate putting that subject header there, because it’s like you guys didn’t just read that summary and already know the answer to this question. I mean, seriously. I have been desperately looking for something new and unique, and this looks like it could be it! The reviews I’ve seen so far have been amazingly positive all around, so that counts for something. Plus, I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS. That is all. (Plus, Veronica Roth blurbed it. DUDES.)
13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #11”
I LOVE the cover! This sounds like a wonderful read! Great pick.
I have been hearing all kinds of good things about this book. Definitely on by TBR list. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Ha, I know what you mean about the adding the “why” thing. I’m usually like, “look at the cover! Love this author!” Well, that is sort of what I said this week. 🙂 My blog partner read this one (she got it from Netgalley) and said it was absolutely amazing – so you need to get it right away!
Man, if only I’d signed up for NetGalley sooner! 😀 At least the release date is pretty close.
I really wanting to check this book out, lots of awesome things said about it!
It is SO GOOD. I got to read it early, and I could barely put it down.
I’m jealous! 😀
Oh I am so glad that you’ve chosen this one! I recently reviewed it on my blog (Under the UK Title The Gathering Dark) and absolutely loved it – 5 stars!
I hope you enjoy it when you manage to grab a copy!
New to your blog,
Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page
I’m so excited for this book! It comes out next week and I already pre-ordered my copy so I should be getting it soon! Great choice this week 🙂 Check out my WOW:
Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books
I really should get to preordering this you’re right! 😀
I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!
Thanks for sharing,
Ooooo. This looks good. I love the cover for it, too. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post 🙂
Jennifer @ Dream Reads
I can’t wait to read this one. Great pick! ;D