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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [33] Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
Expected Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)
Page Count: 368
Purchase: Amazon
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 unlikely 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 Can't Wait: Leigh Bardugo is going to be at my local indie, and I'm super excited to meet her!!! I've been really interested in books with Russian influences in them, and this sounds like the PERFECT thing to read :) I DO have a copy sitting my shelf, that I've yet to get to, but I'm going to start it closer to release!!!

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  1. I love the Russians, but the blurb of this book doesn't do much for me... maybe if I read some of it I would like it, but with what I know at the moment, it doesn't sound like my kind of book.

    Thanks for sharing though, and I hope you enjoy it!

    Wanna check out my WoW?

  2. Another book that's on my radar. This book has been featured on many a' blog that I've hopped through. Looks to be a fantastic read.

  3. I liked this book. For me, it's uncommon. For that reaon alone, it's worth reading.

    Nice pick!

  4. I have to agree with Renae on this one, the blurb doesn't do much for me :( Although it sounds quite interesting in the sense that I've never read anything like this before! I hope you'll like it when you pick it up :D

    My WoW

    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

  5. The book looks really interested, I hope you get to meet the author and get an autographed book :)

    Liza’s WOW

  6. Hey... GREAT choice, this one is already on my TBR list. I'm a new follower and I thought I'd drop by and say hi :)

    Here's my WoW



  7. This sounds so amazinggggg! It's on my TBR list and I can't wait until it's released!! Great pick!

  8. This book sounds really good. Great pick Anna!! Hope you have a fantastic time meeting the author. I love meeting authors. It's so great!!

  9. Everytime I see this book I stop for a moment and think about how good it would look in my bookshelf. It really looks amazing!

    Patricia // My WOW

  10. Gah, I really want to read this book. Especially since the cover of it is so GORGEOUS and I heard it was even pretty inside too. Also, hooray for Russian influences and meeting her. :D Fantastic pick!

    Novel Sounds

  11. oh heck yea!!!! somehow i just totally love this cover!! its so simple but yet so amazing!!! cant wait either its going to be so great!!!

    Tara's WoW

  12. This book sounds great, but I'm not a huge fan of the cover. Not that I'm letting that stop me from being incredibly excited to read it!

    My WoW

  13. THIS BOOK. <3 Honestly, I think this is probably my most-awaited book of all 2012. It just sounds so ridiculously good, and everyone agrees that it lives up to its premise and more. Plus, it's really freaking gorgeous. It's awesome that she'll be at your local indie! :D She's not going anywhere super near me, but I may have to trek to NYC when she stops there.

    My IMM

    1. That was supposed to say "WoW." -headdesk- I'm sorry. My brain just went flop today.

  14. Great pick! I am looking forward to reading this one also! It sounds so good and I have heard so many great things about it as well.

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  15. Have read this and it's very enjoyable - hope you like it!

    My WoW is here if you'd like to take a look.

  16. I've been hearing some seriously amazing things about this book, and that's where I first heard about this book! It sounds interesting, and I'm excited to read this book!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  17. I am starting this one very soon and seriously cannot WAIT! :D It sounds awesome, right? Great choice! :)

  18. Funny! This was my WOW this past wednesday. :D I am SO looking forward to reading this come June (or earlier if i win any of the contests that come up for ARCs). haha. But yup! THis sounds like my kind of book. I agree, however, that the summary isn't that "exciting". It's the trailer, the cover, and glowing reviews that have gotten me super excited!


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