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Shadow and Bone
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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 lifea 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. Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
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lil1inblue
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Eggs Beautiful 🤩 💙🫶🏻 2w
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SpookyDonut
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Love, love, love!! All I know is I‘m glad I have the box set because otherwise, I‘d be extremely upset. Onto the next! #shadowandbone #grishaverse #leighbardugo #booktotv

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SpookyDonut
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo

My husband convinced me to buy the box set because he really loved the show, but now I‘m upset because I need to be an adult tomorrow and i just want to read. Just reached chapter 5! 😫😫😫 #shadowandbone #paperback #whyisthisisgood?! #leighbardugo #trilogy #booktotv

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SpookyDonut
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo

Starting this one! I‘m trying to take advantage of my last few hours of the weekend before I have to work on my online classes. Also, I‘m doing great so far on only reading books I own. #shadowandbone #booktotv #leighbardugo

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

My #lastfirst of 2023/2024 is the Grishaverse - managed to finish Shadow and Bone and start Siege and Storm. Figured I'd see what the fuss is about as I'm developing a Young Adult Literature class.

I may be burned out on the Chosen One trope, though, so we'll see if I continue.

@BookNAround

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bekakins
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this, I just felt like Bardugo could have done…. More. More world building, more character building, and actually a longer story. Will continue the series though!

#promptmaze (Which I‘m now stuck in 😭) #wintergames #snowangels

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! ❄️ 6mo
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kelli7990
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I got this email from Barnes & Noble today talking about the books Leigh Bardugo has written. I‘ve never read any of her books but I know that the book community loves her books. I haven‘t seen any bad reviews for them. These books sound interesting and I want to read them one day so I can find out why everyone loves them and why they have so much hype. I feel like the entire book community has read them except me.

Read4life I haven‘t read them either. I have them on my TBR list because I keep seeing positive reviews. I look forward to being on team #GhostsOfXmas with you for #WinterGames 🤓 7mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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Eggs Great choice 🖤🤍🩶 8mo
Emilymdxn I‘ve also been meaning to read this forever! 8mo
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WildAlaskaBibliophile
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grishaverse Trilogy, by Leigh Bardugo, is my pick for the #Shadow theme of the #autumnplease challenge. I found Shadow and Bone to be unique from your typical fantasy story; the Grishaverse is heavily influenced by Tsarist Russian and Slavic cultures and the historical “magic” of science and alchemy. I loved it!! #ya #youngadult #fantasy #youngadultfantasy @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #scarathlon

Eggs Sounds great! 🖤🤍🩶 8mo
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Roary47
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Really need to get to this book eventually 😅 It works for my #ScarathlonPictureChallenge for 10-6 “Shadow” #Batbrigade @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks I need to read this series too! 🦇 8mo
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lumbricuslibri
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

Finally started this series.

A short read, I like how fast-paced it is. A bit underwhelming, though.

Will read the rest.

LiseWorks I'm starting this one tomorrow, I had a long hold on it. And I noticed it has over 700 pages . 9mo
lumbricuslibri @LiseWorks That surprised me, too! It actually ends around 58% then the rest are ‘Siege and Storm‘ and ‘Six of Crows‘ excerpts — which I skipped. 9mo
Gissy I found this first trilogy okay but it is good that you enter to this world to continue with the other books that are amazing: Six of Crows duology and King of Scars that I think we should wait for a third book. These last four books are awesome. 9mo
lumbricuslibri @Gissy I am excited to read the SoC duology! Some say you don‘t have to read the original trilogy but I felt it‘s a disservice not to so here I am. Thanks! 9mo
Gissy @lumbricuslibri There is a only a small part but you will understand better the world. That duology is fantastic. I will wait for your review🤗 9mo
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yourfavouritemixtape
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Actually I should know by now that me starting a Netflix-series based on a book will end with me stopping to watch the series and starting to read the book. While I loved it in the start it got a bit superficial and fast in the last third. I am now also not sure whether I should read on in the series or try Six of Crows?

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LiseWorks
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Eggs Evocative 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
dabbe #deepbluehues 💙💙💙 13mo
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CozyCatLady
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Okay so I went through this book much quicker than I had anticipated. I had hoped for a bit more spice, but I knew beforehand that this was in no way a smut type fantasy. I really was intrigued by the story and the world building though! I did struggle with some of the words/terms in the beginning, but in the end it was so natural to read and I can‘t wait to start the next book 🙏🥰

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Pash
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Got this after seeing the Netflix series, which I loved. Pleasantly surprised that Netflix stuck to the book almost perfectly. The writing is a little juvenile, but it fits well with the character, who is herself a bit juvenile. On its own not a terrible book, but needs the context of the others (6 of crows etc). Had it not been for the series, I wouldn't have known there was more to this initial story (beyond the next 2 books ofc). Story is good.

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VictoriousReader_13
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

I guess it was okay. I understand why people liked it but I thought Six of Crows was way better. The show really ended it for me. It reminded me nothing like Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone. 3.4/5⭐️

Read563 Nice! 14mo
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CozyCatLady
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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When you want to start a new read, but your cat needs attention 🙈📚🐱

BookmarkTavern Oh so gorgeous! ❤️ 14mo
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CaitlinR
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Bardugo‘s Shadow and Bone trilogy has been on my TBR list for a long time, and I‘m glad to have finally started the series. Interesting characters, good plot/tension and OK world building. The “young adult” nature of the writing was really on display in this first novel. I wonder what might have happened in the Grishaverse had it been written for adults.

Is the Netflix series any good?

booklover3258 Yes the Netflix series is good! 1y
CaitlinR @booklover3258 Thanks, I‘ll give it a try! 1y
AK29 The Netflix series is good if you have read six of crows, another series by Leigh Bardugo. The series cuts between scenes from those two storylines 1y
ItsAnotherJen I really like the Netflix series. Have you watched any of it yet? I'm currently in the middle of season 2. 10mo
CaitlinR @ItsAnotherJen PBS is doing yet another fund raiser with all the awful programming ( already made my contribution) so this would be a good weekend for the Netflix series! 10mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I enjoyed this when I first read it in 2017.

I reread listening to the audiobook via BorrowBox,
It was not bad.

Read for reading challenges

4/5

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CampbellTaraL
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I am pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. A much more global take on fantasy with politics of serious consequence, and magic with limits. *Almost* had a love triangle (bleh) but it didn't go there which is a relief. Strong, memorable characters with a fair amount of development.

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encinarus
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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This was a lot of fun! Coming of age story for a girl who doesn't quite fit in where she is, discovers she has some magic in her, finds a new home aaaand it has its own problems. I loved the world building, the characters, and the ending leaves it in a state where I want more (hello book 2).

Amusingly, this is the second book in a row that has referenced drinking kas (for varying spellings). I'll have to have some to celebrate!

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Liatrek
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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So, I watched the show after finishing Crooked Kingdom because I love the Crow casting so much. Then I decided to start this one. It wasn‘t as good as the Crows duology but I‘m still looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I did prefer the book ending to the show because I felt it was more empowering to Alina character.

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Bigfoot
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Some re-reads of some of my favourite books. I can‘t count how many time I‘ve read these books but they get better each time

LaraReads How awesome it is to have a well-loved book! 1y
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bthegood
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Loved this first book - so excited to find a new series, my niece gifted me this in hopes I would like it and we could discuss it - we've already talked a few times about it.
I like the characters (good and evil) and the world they live in - looking forward to seeing what happens next for Alina and Mal and I hope there is more of Genya.

Make good friends and a good night -
#ThinkPositiveBePositive thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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bthegood
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#Two4Tuesday Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. I didn't ask for any but my niece gave me the tagged book for a gift (early) - she loved the series and thought I might too - I've started reading and I do enjoy it - very sweet of her -
2. I bought a book for my granddaughter - The Paper Bag Princess (tagged below) - the Princess saves the Prince and finds she can live without him - love it!

Make a great day everyone ☃️

TheSpineView Great to share the love of books! Thanks for playing 2y
WJCintron That sounds like my type of book! 😂🤣💃 2y
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Roary47
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Eggs 🖤❤️🖤 2y
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Bookgirl
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Hello Littens! I‘ve gotten away from posting here and also haven‘t been reading much other than ARCs. Finally got to the library and got a stack from my TBR list, yay! I confess I did watch Shadow and Bone on Netflix (Ben Barnes 🥰🤩🤤) before reading the book, so I‘m thinking I‘ll tackle that one first. Any rave reviews for anything else in this stack? Which is the best Halloween season read??? 🎃👻💀 Thanks! #lookingforrecommendations

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bree.v08
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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sprainedbrain
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I read and loved the Six of Crows duology years ago, and have had this whole series on my Audible shelf for years, but it took Ben Barnes in the Netflix show and my silly book-first rule to make me listen. 😅

I really enjoyed this one! Fast-paced and full of action, with characters I give a damn about and great world building. I love that Bardugo can write YA that doesn‘t make me roll my eyes. I‘m a simple reader.😂

On to book 2!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookBr Loved this series — and the Netflix adaptation is actually pretty good too… 2y
Centique Ben Barnes! Have to go watch it then 😍 I have read the first one so I‘ll allow it! 2y
sprainedbrain @Centique @BookBr I‘m almost done with the second book… the Netflix series is definitely on my horizon soon! 😍 2y
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ElleMNOpe
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Super late to the hype train, but totally getting it now. The world is super intriguing & Bardugo's writing is fantastic. The intersection of light & dark & blurring of those lines is awesome. I love the moral struggles & how the characters weren't just drawn out of a box & stuck being “good“ or “bad“; there are a lot of layers & it had my head mildly spinning. Looking forward to reading more & getting myself “caught up“.

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BriannaT
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I never read this trilogy but Costco had a boxed set for $20- you can‘t beat that!! I admired that this fantasy world is very much inspired by Russia; I haven‘t come across that in many YA books, so it was somewhat refreshing. Could I draw some similarities with other YA books? Yes. Did it have the stereotypical love triangle? Yes. Will that stop me from reading the rest? No. I still found it an enjoyable read, and that‘s all that matters.

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jenreads7
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I love the Grishaverse! I wasn‘t sure I could love another book as much as I did Crooked Kingdom, but this one definitely is a rival! #Kindle #ebook

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BooksNBowls
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This was a rare occasion where I actually watched the show first before reading the books, and I wish I didn‘t! The books do a much better job at world-building, though there were aspects I enjoyed about the show as well (such as showing Mal‘s journey and Alina & Mal‘s childhood/friendship). An excellent start to the series! Diving immediately into Siege & Storm! 😁

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BooksNBowls
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🦴⛵️💀🏴‍☠️🧙🏻‍♀️💨🪄☀️

I‘ve always wished Stephanie Meyer would have finished The Host series. 😩

Confess by CoHo —> 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks for the tag @OliviaV 😘
#WONDROUSWEDNESDAY

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have been seeing so much coho on all social media platforms… is she that good and I‘m missing out? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I did love Verity and I bought 2y
StaceGhost I was just thinking about The Host! I‘m sad about the loose ends too 2y
BooksNBowls @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks shes not everyone‘s cup of tea, but I love her. 💁🏻‍♀️ 2y
BooksNBowls @StaceGhost right! Steph Meyer is the most unreliable author in the biz. She said she was going to make it a trilogy and then she never said anything about it again. 😢 2y
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Uralkodo
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LiseWorks I'm reading this one too! 2y
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alisiakae
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I‘ve been meaning to read this trilogy for YEARS. Finally got around to it, and I‘m loving it! The world-building is fantastic, and the writing is giving me ADSOM vibes (my favorite YA fantasy series. Moving straight on to the 2nd book.

#booked22 #adaptedforthesmallscreen
#pantone22 #supersonic
#tbr2022
#pop22 book by an author I read in 2021
#readharder #disabledauthor

Clwojick Great match!! 2y
Soubhiville I just got this trilogy. Can‘t wait to read them, and I‘m so glad to hear you enjoyed this one! 2y
BooknerdsLife That's Fantastic!! Can't wait for you to read the Six of Crows series next! Which I absolute adore! 2y
amykuc Is it too late to sign up for the second quarter? 2y
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alisiakae
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Finally getting around to starting this series! Although I may be napping soon along with my nap buddies. 😴😽 #catsoflitsy #isabel

JGadz11 Today is perfect for reading, napping, snuggling with the emotional support mammals, repeat!✨✨ 2y
PuddleJumper 😍 Always nap with floofs when given the chance 2y
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Bookpearl
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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The Scholastic book fair will always be my weakness! I picked this beauty up simply because one of my scholars recommended it.

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LitStephanie
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Loved the show. Book is good and gives more background into the friendship of Mal and Alina, but it really gives no insight into the character of the Darkling, which seems unbalanced. Frankly, after reading more about the rulers of this world, I am kind of rooting for him anyway. Can't be worse than the kings! 😀 The Dregs, my favorite characters from the show, are absent as they are actually from another book.

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Rowan.Treleaven
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Shadow and Bone was a pretty good book in my opinion. It's about a girl named Alina Starkov becoming a Sun summoner and trying to get rid of the Fold, a dark and dangerous gash that cuts through the center of the country.
If you enjoy books with some fantasy magic elements and intense fight scenes, then you may enjoy the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. It's centered around Egyptian mythology and is pretty funny in some parts.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Rowan! I was just looking for the theme and how it is established! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! 4/6 2y
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Bookbuyingaddict
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With the awful 😣 terrible 😢 news 🗞 about Russia 🇷🇺 and the attack on the poor people of the Ukraine 🇺🇦 how lucky are we to be able to have the luxury of relaxing with a good read at the weekend . Need escapism from this horrible world with abit of fantasy . #ukrainewestandwithyou a disaster for Europe

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chronoreads
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Fast-paced from the start while still world-building, the book was hard to put down. The characters were complex and well-developed.

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IzzyLikeASundayMorning
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Loved this book! I wish I would have read it prior to reading the Six of Crows duology lol, but I hadn‘t realized this trilogy existed. Trying to get through the books before starting the Netflix Series. Because of what I already knew about the lore, I wasn‘t shocked by the plot, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Super easy read, devoured it in a night. I‘m a sucker for the world building. 5/5⭐️

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Roary47
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Okay, so I thought I had more dark fantasy, but this was all I had and was willing to write in. I can find something else if these do not work. #LMPBC #GroupD #Round14 @Littlewolf1 @Lauranahe @LitStephanie @suvata

Littlewolf1 The Gargoyle sounds really interesting but I‘m down for both 2y
LitStephanie I have been wanting to read Shadow and Bone. 2y
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Lauranahe I LOVE shadow and bone. I‘ve read the series, plus six of crows and watched the Netflix show. I‘ll read it again though if that‘s what y‘all choose. 2y
Roary47 @Lauranahe @Littlewolf1 @LitStephanie Let‘s go with The Gargoyle then so we are ideally all reading something new. If there are any objections I do have others I can choose just don‘t already have. 2y
LitStephanie @Roary47 sounds good! 2y
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MsRadioSilence
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I first read this book when I was in high school, and I HATED it then. It was after I‘d read Six of Crows, and I went in expecting that and came away with half-assed love triangle romances and some semblance of a plot. Now, as an adult, I reread it and its still not great, but my hatred isn‘t as vehement.

Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/shadow-and-bone

#fantasy #reread #YA

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SaraHasClass
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Book 1 in a trilogy; fantasy. Alina has a secret that even she doesn't know-not really. It's a revelation she's suppressed until it's unleashed in desperation. It's a secret that will change the world. Well written, imaginative. I'm looking forward to book 2 and 3. I might even watch the Netflix original series.

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ItsAnotherJen
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Ooooh, so good. So good! My first enjoyable read of the year. Love when you discover a book that reminds you why you love reading so much.
#currentread

Asthecroweflies I love this series. 2y
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FantasyChick
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Well it looks like I only read 3 books in #April and none overly amazed me so by process of elimination I'm going to go with Shadow and Bone. It's a good story, don't get me wrong, but not really my favourite fantasy world.

#12Booksof2021 #4thBookof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Not read these, but quite a popular series. 2y
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