Another #ShelfLove Book off my shelf. Another debate on whether to continue the a new series. Must every young adult novel be a series? *sighs*
I did enjoy my adventure through Bardugo’s mythical world of Ravka that reminded me vaguely of Russia. I could feel the cold, the darkness and the fear. While my copy of the book is just a lowly paperback, I thought the novel was beautifully put together. The details in the chapter headings and surrounding the page numbers was fascinating.
However, I think my time with girls that are hiding special powers, destined to save the world with the boy they shouldn’t love is over. I thought the novel was predictable. I could see how the novel was going to end and it left me feeling “Meh.” I know that this will probably cause me to be sent to Tsibeya because I know I have some friends absolutely loved this book/series, but I’m burned out on this type of story.
So why did I keep reading? I was seduced by the Darkling and the Grisha. i was fascinated by their power, their life of privilege. I wanted to know more about how they became Grisha as each country introduced in the book treats this group of people differently. Sadly, I was disappointed on this front. And of course, this isn’t a story about the Grisha and the Darkling’s rise to power. It’s a story about special Alina and her special powers.
For a reader that is a huge fan of The Hunger Games series or the Divergent series, The Grisha series might be right up their alley. Me, I’m going to pass on the remainder of the books in series. I’ll stay in The Shadow Fold with the volcra as I have no desire to see how this series ends.