Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo

Young Adult / fantasy · Great for: Game of Thrones-obssessives

About this book

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

This glorious sweeping fantasy for young adults is perfect for fans of the Game of Thrones series or Lord of the Rings, and will hook in even the most reluctant of young readers.