Let the Darkness Consume Me | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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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*

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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.

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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.


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Let the Darkness Consume Me | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow & Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published on: May 7, 2013
Pages: 372
Series: The Grisha #1
Genres: fairy tales & folklore, fantasy, young adult, romance
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My Rating: Thumbs Down




About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

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6 responses to “Let the Darkness Consume Me | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    It does seem that many YA reads are similar in fashion of love and powers. But… *sigh* I don’t know.

    Thanks for sharing about this one. 🙂

  2. I recently read this one, too! I’m going to continue the series, because it was a quick enough read, even if it wasn’t very surprising.

  3. I haven’t read this series but agree with you – too many of this type of book – and too many that aren’t good enough really.