Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)  by Leigh Bardugo

Even though this just seems like a typical fantasy book with its class structures and magical abilities that the other groups are suspicious of. It is not similar in a bad way, because I was instantly pulled in, I got through a hundred pages in a single day, and I have not done that in a very long time. It is different from the other fantasy books  because it distinguishes itself in the great writing and interesting characters. The entire time I was unable to put it down. This book follows Alina as she discovers her hidden power. She also must figure out who to trust as well. Even though it seems like a typical story it is very different. I also liked how there were not too many romantically annoying decisions and some I even agreed with. It reminded me of Thrown of Glass by Sarah J. Mass, but it was able to be distinctive in its own way, although I would definitely recommend this book if you like Thrown of Glass. After I finished it, I found myself missing the world and characters, but because of the conclusive ending I did not feel the need to read the next one, although I will seek it out in the future. This book had to deal with refugees feeling out of place in their own country and even though it is fantasy I think that it can be easily related to some of the events happening in the real world too.


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