Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 2012 BNC - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Please join us with the reading of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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 lonely 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.

Please join us with the reading of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for July 2012. Every month we will be choosing a book-of-the-month, cleverly titled BOOK NERD CHOICE (BNC). Anyone can participate. We will have a month to read and discuss it. At the end of the month, we will have a poll in which character from the book that artist James Vallesteros will draw. The drawing will be transformed into bookmarks and all actively participants will receive one.

How to participate? It's simple! We will have our discussions here in the comments! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Please stop over to Leigh Bardugo's Facebook Page and say Hello >>>HERE<<<

***If you have already read Shadow and Bone, you are welcome to JOIN 
our discussion and still get the Bookmark***

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  1. I loved Shadow and Bone, especially Mal because he's such a sweet guy. I absolutely loved this book and I couldn't put it down. I'm so excited to read the next one. :)

    My GR review if you want to read more details of what I loved. But I'm warning you now, it's pretty long. Also it's an ARC review.

  2. I have read Shadow and Bone twice. And I wanted to read it again right after having read it. :) It is just so amazing, and I loved everything in it. Well, okay, that's not exactly true.. I didn't like many scenes with the Darkling. Like the kisses. Gah. I hated those. I just do not like him at all. And I will HATE it if there is any more kisses in the sequels. Adding a love triangle would just be stupid :p Well, in my opinion, that is (A) But I do love Mal. I adored Mal. He was the best character, in my opinion. :) And I wished he had been in the book a lot more. But I loved everything we got to see of him. And I did love Alina :D Didn't like how she was with the Darkling, but I still adored her. Cause she is a strong character, and she's kind most of the time. She is just amazing. And I loved her powers ;) Sigh. I just cannot wait for more of these amazing books by Leigh. :) Also, I adore Leigh. She is one of the kindest authors. So amazing. I loved the ending of Shadow and Bone. It is unique, but so stunning. And I am so excited for what happens next. :)

    Thank you for this awesome post. Sorry if I wrote too much (A) Hih. I would love a bookmark, even though I live in Norway, if it is still possible. Either way, thank you. :) (My very long book rec of Shadow and Bone:

    Love, Carina Olsen