Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1
Imagine your favorite book. Your favorite book in the world.
Now think about which genre that book falls into.
Now, compare all of your favorite books together and figure out which genre those fall into.
Now if that genre falls into the realm of Slavic Fantasy with a touch of Magic Realism, then this book is for you! Although it is a good storyline, and I would read it regardless of whether or not it fell into my favourite genre of reading.
Now, on to the Review!
Written in First Person, this novel narrates the tale of Alina Starkov, a young girl living in Ravka, a divergent Tsarist Russia around the 1800's, in the face of the Shadow Fold, an inky black strip of impenetrable darkness, slowly dripping across the land.
I'm not going to give away to many facts about the book, for that would ruin the effect of reading it.
It is a marvellously written story, with many, many intricate plot twists and magnificently written charachters. It is a wholly rounded story, with next to no weak spots or long passages of boring dialogue. I can promise that this book will have you hooked till the very end, cause it sure did for me.
All in all, I would rate this book a 9 out of 10. 2 points for the plot, 2 points for the charachters, 2 points for the writing, 2 points for the descriptions, and 1 point for the Shadow Fold, which I thought was to underwritten.