When Alina Starkov is sought to have a special power, she is sent to a school for the magic to learn and train with the best of the best. During the process she encounters new acquaintances, romance, and plenty of secrets. This book was amazing! Bardugo does a fantastic job of world building; from the moment the book starts, you immediately feel like you are in the Grishaverse with Alina. The imagery the novel provided was spectacular, and I was hooked off the bat. The concept was very unique, and it made me that much more engaged. This book has everything a reader could ever want: adventure, mystery, romance (even a love triangle), and a plot twist you won’t see coming. If you are looking for a new fantasy book to read, I would definitely check out Shadow and Bone.
Dec 7, 2021