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Shadow and Bone
Shadow and Bone | 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 lifea 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. Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
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megzlynn
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Why do weekends and good books have to end?

ReaperOfTerrasen Well, I know what‘s on deck to start next. 4h
megzlynn @ReaperOfTerrasen I just finished it and really enjoyed it. I found times that it reminded me of Throne of Glass in a good way. It was still definitely it‘s own story but had some of the same vibes. 4h
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My small #bookhaul along with a dozen bookmarks from working the Scholastic Warehouse book sale. I got two other books but they are for exchanging and I didn‘t want to post them. No ruining the surprises!

larah17 Looks like a great haul 📚 1d
Graciouswarriorprincess @larah17. Thanks! Happy reading! 1d
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megzlynn
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My cat is not a fan of mornings. @MaleficentBookDragon I have mailed my swap package! Should arrive Tuesday. I forgot to take a picture of it. This is the sass I received before heading to the post office. 😂

Meaw_catlady 😻😻😻 2d
squirrelbrain But a rather cute little crosspatch! 2d
Crazeedi If kitty not happy, nobody's happy, 😸😉 1d
UwannaPublishme Awww! 12h
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NicoleCeBallos
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Re-reading this world before the Netflix show comes out. She's my favorite YA author.

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megzlynn
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I love looking at gift guides so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Here is my bookish gift guide if anyone wants to check it out.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/12/05/bookish-gift-guide/

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GypsyKat
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I loved this! The world, the world building, the characters... all of it! So well done! I‘m so happy that I have the next book to dive right into, because I honestly don‘t think I could bare to wait! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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BookishGirl06
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Finished this last night. It was pretty good. Can‘t believe I waited so long to start this. I really liked the magic system and the story.

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GypsyKat
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Doing some reading before dinner. ☕️📖

Cortg I love your mug!
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GypsyKat @Cortg Thank you! I love it too! Barns and Noble has the best bookish mugs! 😁 #MugsOfLitsy 4w
bookishbitch I need that mug! 4w
TheRiehlDeal Sadly, my library does not have this book on Libby. I'll have to buy it sometime. Love the mug by the way! 🙂 4w
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BookishGirl06
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1. Shadow and bone. 2. I locked the door, peeled off the kefta and my boots, and fell into bed. 3. Pepsi. #weekendreads

TheBookAddict I‘ve been meaning to read that series for a while now. 1mo
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BookishGirl06
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Starting this today. Heard so many good things about this series, so I‘m excited to actually start this trilogy.

TheSpineView I enjoyed the series immensely. Hope you do too! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Just finished this one and already on to the second one. I'm loving every moment 💕 1mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve had a busy and productive day, so I thought I would sit down with some hot cocoa and my book.... I may have been a bit over zealous with the cocoa. 🙈

Bookish.SAM What a cozy setup! 1mo
DrexEdit Perfect! 1mo
tdrosebud No such thing as over zealous with hot cocoa. Looks like a lovely night. (edited) 1mo
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Eggbeater I love Leigh Bardugo! 1mo
FantasyChick Looks like a good night to me! 1mo
Bookwormjillk That looks delicious! 1mo
LauraJ Now I want hot chocolate! 1mo
marleed I want to sit at a table with you! 1mo
kylienoele I burned that EXACT SAME CANDLE today! We‘re almost so in sync it‘s scary 1mo
GypsyKat @kylienoele Soul sisters. 💕👯 1mo
GypsyKat @marleed Wouldn‘t that be great! The Litsy Hot Cocoa and Book Club! 1mo
LauraJ Went to the grocery store last night and bought whipped cream. I‘m ready to imbibe! 1mo
GypsyKat @LauraJ Yes! 🙌🙌🙌 1mo
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GypsyKat
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Beautiful #BookMap 🖤

Bookzombie That is beautiful! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love a good book map 1mo
tessavi Do you refer to maps while reading? I usually study them for a minute or two when I first get the book and then never look at them again 😅 1mo
ChasingOm I love the maps in her books!! Even her new adult fantasy novel has one. 😄 1mo
GypsyKat @tessavi I do sometimes! I look at them in the beginning and if they really start to reference places I‘ll definitely go look again. 1mo
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GypsyKat
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It‘s about time that I started this series.

Clwojick This has been on my shelf FOREVER. 1mo
LeeRHarry Such a great series - enjoy! 😊 1mo
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LauraWeasley Hope you enjoy – it's one of my favorites! 😊 1mo
GypsyKat @LeeRHarry @LauraWeasley Thanks! I honestly think I‘ve been putting it off in anticipation because I always knew that I‘d love it. 😂 1mo
ravenlee I‘ve been putting off the Six of Crows duology for the same reason, and now her other books in that world. I‘m afraid of not loving them as much, but mostly I‘m afraid of loving them too and then it will be over! 1mo
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Sydneyreads
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God bless Amazon‘s one day shipping 🙌🙌 I have become OBSESSED with this series. The first book keeps you hooked on every word. Leigh Bardugo could not have constructed a more perfect world. I can‘t wait to see what happens for Alina and Mal next!!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I've fallen into a new world and it seems like I'm stuck
Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2826195510

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mrsthilkey
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This was my favorite read of October. I'm thrilled that I really liked it, and now I have all kinds of Bardugo on my library holds. I also chose Ninth House for my BOTM. 🎃

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Mishu94
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Finally got my hands on this! I really hope it‘s as good as everyone claims it to be! 😁 any fans?

megzlynn I just bought this. Let me know what you think! 1mo
Mishu94 @megzlynn I will do! And you have to recommend goood books for me! I also bought Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass, have you read it? 1mo
megzlynn @Mishu94 I love it! It‘s probably one of my favorite series. I am starting Kingdom of Ash tonight. It‘s the last book in the Throne of Glass series. 1mo
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Mishu94 @megzlynn now you‘re making me want to read that first 😂😂 I LOVED her a court of thorn and roses series 😭❤️ Sometimes I feel like re-Reading it! 1mo
megzlynn @Mishu94 I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses as well! 1mo
Mishu94 @megzlynn so is it like that? This series? 1mo
megzlynn @Mishu94 In some ways. It just has a bit less romance at first. It definitely picks up in the end. It also has more main characters and politics. 1mo
Mishu94 @megzlynn I cannot what to read it! I really like this authors writing style! 😁 1mo
Mishu94 @megzlynn so I finally finished reading this book, I‘m going to go ahead with the series! It was okay, I mean it takes time for the story to build. It was kind of slow in the beginning but that‘s okay, since it‘s the first book in the series. I did find the main character annoying at Times though. :/ I hope her character gets better in the upcoming books! 1mo
megzlynn @Mishu94 Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I look forward to reading it. 1mo
Mishu94 @megzlynn welcome! And I started reading Throne of glass! So excited! 😁 1mo
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Sydneyreads
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Finally stepping into the GrishaVerse today. I‘ve heard such AMAZING things about these books, and I can‘t wait to dive in!!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Raining softly outside while we are lost in the GrishaVerse

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emmaturi
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Day 20 - #fallisbooked I am a day behind it was shadow, so lucky I have this one.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 2mo
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MommyOfTwo
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 2mo
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Gillyreads
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Pickpick

Read these yesterday and onto the final one today. I‘ve enjoyed this series, though it took me a little to get into.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Did you see the news?!?

This. Is. Awesome.

Ben. Barnes.

Very excited about the casting (generally) and am very much looking forward to the show. Can. Not. Wait.

IndyHannaJones The Darkling has many names... 2mo
Beachesnbooks So excited!! The cast looks great! 2mo
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Nevermore88
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So I gave it a so-so rating not because it was bad or lacking but because it was mainly about the origins of the characters. There‘s part 2 and 3 so my rating will probably change after I read the others. 4 ⭐️ ‘s

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julesG
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Mehso-so

Okay read. Not overwhelming.

#BBRC @LapReader @LibrarianRyan

TeenAngst - Series Starter

#audiobook

LibrarianRyan ❤️👍🏻😁 3mo
Leniverse Agreed. I finally read book 2 and 3 this summer, and I met a character I really liked (who doesn‘t like a rascally pirate?) but overall the books are pretty forgettable. 3mo
julesG @Leniverse Thanks. 3mo
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julesG
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#audiobook and a (late for me) breakfast with darkish rye bread (has the yummiest crust) and homemade low sugar apricot jam. #ShadowCat was nice and joined me, he's definitely a member of the #SecondBreakfastClub.

I'm not really into this book. Have listened to nearly 1/3 by now, but could very well live without knowing the end.

Also, pondering what to do with a 1.3kg organic courgette.

Beholderess Courgette seems to be chilling there just fine 3mo
Megabooks I so prefer courgette to zucchini! Way better word! That said, if you have a spiralizer, they make great noodles! 3mo
julesG @Megabooks It's called zucchini in German, took me very long to get courgette stuck in my head 😉 - - zoodles, great idea. Don't have a spiralizer though, yet! 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have never heard of them called a courgette, it‘s zucchini or summer squash here! I slice mine in half longways, then chop into slices and sauté them with a some olive oil and garlic. 3mo
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Courgette is British English, I think. Thanks for the recipe. Since it's a large vegetable, I'll probably be able to make more than one dish from it. 3mo
ulrichyumiodd Courgette is also French, haha. Good luck with your new recipes! 3mo
julesG @ulrichyumiodd It is indeed. Though I try to ignore the little bit of schoolroom French that I still remember, especially since I tend to pronounce French with an English accent nowadays. 🙊 3mo
Aimeesue Big ones are good for shredding and using in muffins, chocolate zucchini cake or pancakes. The ones around here seem to get drier the bigger they get. 3mo
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Dietz123
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Mehso-so

This is a rich fantasy novel with very light, chaste romantic elements. I felt like the love triangle was not fully explored. Also, plot points are too easily resolved, robbing the book of literary tension.

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BS197544
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Enter a beautiful world inspired by Russia. Rich fantasy with an amazing detailed world building. Aimed at YA but for everyone who loves fantasy. Set in world called Ravka, rich in it's own mythology and beliefs. Truly a world you can get lost in and reading book two now.

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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❤️

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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I'm a bit late to the Grishaverse here, but better late than never, right? This fantasy has everything I ask for in a series, from strong friendships, to an orphan who thought they were worthless, violence, magic, danger, regret, & a chance to save the world.

I am thrilled that I loved this book & now to get indulge in the rest of this trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. I already can't wait for the Netflix series to come out.

BooknerdsLife Can‘t wait for you to start Six of Crows 🙌🏼❤️ Happy Reading! 4mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BooknerdsLife ah i can't wait too, thats what I'm really excited for 4mo
BooknerdsLife @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime hope you‘ll love it too! 4mo
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Voltchu
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Wound up spending most of my Sunday reading this book and I am hooked! The story moved at a fairy speedy pace, which I like, and I found the main antagonist intriguing. Very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

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mattthebookworm
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The plot of the story is awesome and easy to follow. All though the romance that is a love triangle is not.

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Caffeinated_Reader
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#71 of my year and I can‘t wait to devour this series because then I can finally read Six Of Crows series lol

Caffeinated_Reader Oh my gosh. This was fantastic! Reminds me of The Red Queen series. I think it‘s going to be completely full of badass battles and undying acts of bravery in the name of love. Bloody and exciting. Can‘t wait to read book 2 5mo
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EchoLogical
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Y‘all, I just saw this on Leigh Bardugo‘s IG and I‘m dead!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Shley9225 I wish I lived near San Diego so I could get one... 5mo
EchoLogical @Shley9225 Me too! 😭 5mo
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bullbunny
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Here is everything unwrapped and what I have fixed from chance on the gundam @Sweetkokoro
For the #makerswap @LibrarianRyan

Thanks again for the yarn! I now have a tassel maker, need a pompom maker now!
Love that I got the pretty cover of this book! Now I need the others to complete this collection.

Sweetkokoro I‘m glad you like that cover, I seen both versions at my B&N and I personally thought that one was prettier so I picked it haha XD I‘m glad you like the yarn they are such pretty colors! 5mo
Sweetkokoro Also you did a great job Putting the Gundam back together! I should have sent you one to build yourself haha 5mo
bullbunny @Sweetkokoro Why thank you! But I can't seem to get the back part to go back on.. or another piece I can't seem to figure out where that goes. But overall pretty proud of myself. Oh gosh it would take me longer XD 5mo
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LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 5mo
Kdgordon88 Such pretty yarn! 5mo
bullbunny @Kdgordon88 it is very pretty! 5mo
Ashers1996 I want that yellow yarn haha 5mo
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BookishWiccan
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The Darkling slumped back in his chair. “Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain."

Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone.

BookishWiccan @4thhouseontheleft thank you so much! It's been fun getting to learn the app and start adding to my lists! 6mo
Trollkonstnaren Sounds a book I'd love to read :) 6mo
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SmartSassery
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After reading Wonder Woman Warbringer I fell in love with Leigh Bardugo's writing. So I decided to give the Greshaverse a try. Oh my goodness I'm glad I did. Surprisingly it didn't take me long to get through this book. I couldn't seem to put it down.

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dreamnthegarden
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Preparing some iced tea for later to have while reading since it's #nationalicedteaday 😄🍹

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DCoates
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First time reading anything in the Grishaverse and I'm hooked!!

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WhatThePuck
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Mehso-so

Not very impressed with the Grisha series so far. 2.5/5. Alina comes off pretty annoying. She's in love with her childhood friend who is too busy receiving all of the attention from other girls to notice how in love she is with him. Of course until she isn't around any more. She even represses her power as a child so she never has to leave the orphanage and can stay with him forever.

wanderinglynn I felt the same way. 7mo
WhatThePuck @wanderinglynn I added some context, but really the first sentence is all I can really muster for a book I care nothing about. 7mo
Laughterhp I felt the same way as well when I read this book! Especially about Alina! 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks I thought this trilogy was ok—definitely liked the world more than the characters. That being said, her duology, Six of Crows followed by Crooked Kingdom, is excellent. It‘s set in the same world and filled with great characters—Kaz Brekker is one of my all time favs. The story is essentially a heist set in a fantasy world. If you haven‘t read them, I definitely recommend giving the duology a look. 7mo
WhatThePuck @TracyReadsBooks one of my favorites. Which is why I was expecting more out of this book. 7mo
TracyReadsBooks Ah, that must be extra disappointing then. It‘ll be interesting to see how they combine the two series for the Netflix show. I have high hopes. I really like Bardugo‘s worldbuilding. 7mo
WhatThePuck @TracyReadsBooks I keep forgetting the Netflix series! 7mo
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Lizpixie
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I can‘t believe it‘s taken me so long to read this! I loved the story, the setting was amazing(more than a hint of old Russia & Siberia)& the characters were memorable. Especially the Darkling. Plus the story between Mal & Alina was so sweet. And I‘ve been told the series gets even better, can‘t wait for that. Very much recommended.5⭐️ #MountTBR2019 #Bk17 #LLB19 #PickedByLibrarianRyan #Pop19 #BookAboutSomeoneWithASuperPower

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EmilieGR
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Solid series start

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Lizpixie
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It‘s 4am here, I‘m over halfway in the 1st novel in the Grisha series & I‘m getting a headache. So I‘m going to bed my fellow Littens😴See all you lovely bibliophiles later🙋🏻‍♀️

ReadWithAJ Would you say it‘s worth the read? 7mo
Lizpixie @ReadWithAJ Most definitely! I‘ve been told the next books are even better so I‘m looking forward to that.👍 7mo
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Lizpixie
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After having these on my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom for ages, I‘m finally picking up the Grisha novels. I still haven‘t finished the Six Of Crows duology coz I wanted to read these first, then got a slump,then distracted by other books. It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read a Fantasy story, but I enjoyed Godsgrave so much I wanted to continue with that genre. I have all the books including this series, the Crows duology, Language Of Thorns & King Of Scars.

GatheringBooks i promise this will pick up in the second book. the first book was only meh for me. 7mo
ravenlee A friend told me this trilogy has the best conclusion of any series she‘s read - and she was right! There‘s definitely some buildup, but I really enjoyed these books. 7mo
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