Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo which is due to be released on June 5th.

 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.


This novel has gotten some serious play from early reviewers.  Nearly everyone I follow on Goodreads has either read an advance (and loved it) or marked it as To Read.  The cover is stunning and mysterious AND features a quote from Veronica Roth.  I don't normally read a lot of fantasy novels but I am making an exception for this one. 


7 comments:

Kathryn Cooper said...

This does sound like a must-read fantasy.
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Hafsah - IceyBooks said...

I am in LOVE with this cover. Its coming up fast on my TBR pile, and I can't wait to read it. Great pick, Zabet!!

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Arianna said...

This was my pick a couple weeks ago, looking forward to it! Please check out my Wow!

Fara said...

Seen this a few times and there's really great review on it. Awesome pick! :D

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Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

This one sounds soo great and has been getting such great reviews from people! Here's our Waiting on Weds this week! Happy reading!

Patricia said...

Give me this book, now! Even if the content was rubbish, the cover alone is so great!! >_<

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Maxine said...

Sounds lovely! Hope you enjoy reading this when it comes out :)

Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

-Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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