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Shadow & Bone review

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spot on world-building, romantic subplot that actually mattered and not only served as a plot device, likable characters (even the villain is in the list of my favorites).
Leigh Bardugo has a kind of imagination that I felt to intimate to me. Of all the fantasies I read, this felt closest to my dreams of world.
Castles and institutions, I know girls my age are mostly obsessed with paranormal romance, but I am paranormal schools kind of gal. So it had that too.
The pacing was leisurely enough to really see and enjoy the world.
And can I even start gushing about the characters. Starting with Alina, if you don’t like the strong female trope, still this character with her fear, and immense power given sheerly by look and uncertainty on how to use it correctly, and mostly cuteness… likable. But if you like tough female protag trope, than aren’t you up for a surprising trip?
Also, for the first time in this kind of book, the guy didn’t felt completely useless as it does in more female protag books. He is powerful and amazing but just thurst into a world where skills alone doesn’t matter.
I can talk about this book for hours, so I will just stop now and a full spoilery talk will be coming in my blog soon. 😀

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