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Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoExpected Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)
Page Count: 368
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.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!!!
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.
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