Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

(Crud, I posted it on Tuesday again. Must my fingers be so eager to press the wrong buttons?)

After friends started raving about this book on Goodreads, what was originally an orange-level title on my list of anticipated books, (shorthand explanation of my levels of anticipation on The Book List: pink-level = highly anticipated,  orange-level = vague anticipation, green-level = hardly any anticipation), became a pink-level and I'm looking forward to it immensely. My ARC arrives today or tomorrow!

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo
June 5, 2012
368 pages (hardcover)

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.

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.


  1. Yes to this. Yes, yes, yes. I featured it in my WoW two weeks ago; I just cannot wait for this to come out. It sounds fantastic, it looks fantastic, and a bunch of notoriously harsh reviewers are completely in love with it. So jealous that you got/are getting an ARC. Hopefully it's as awesome as it seems. :D

  2. Have just read this one and it's definitely an enjoyable read which fantasy fans will love. (full review coming soon...)

    My WoW is here, if you'd like to take a look.


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