Shadow & Bone (Henry Holt)
L.A.-based writer Leigh Bardugo launches her debut young adult novel, Shadow & Bone!
"Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail, Shadow and Bone
was unlike anything I've ever read. Alina is a clever, sympathetic
character I will gladly follow into the next installment–which can’t
come soon enough!"
-New York Times bestselling author, Veronica Roth (Divergent)
"I loved it! This is just my kind of fantasy–rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance. The characters–protagonists and antagonists–are layered and complex. I'll be thinking about it for a good long time."
-New York Times bestselling author, Cinda Williams Chima (The Demon King)
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She an occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic. Shadow & Bone is her debut novel.
Photo of the author by Teness Herman.
Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border
Wars, all she's ever been able to rely on is her best friend and fellow
refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the
army of their war-torn homeland, they've been sent on a dangerous
mission into the Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who
feast on human flesh. When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost
until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. She
is torn from everything she knows and whisked away to the royal court to
be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the
mysterious Darkling. He believes that she is the answer the people have
been waiting for: the Sun Summoner. Only her power can destroy the Fold.
Overwhelmed by luxury, envied as the Darkling's favorite, Alina
struggles to keep her wits about her without Mal by her side. But
nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and
an entire kingdom depending on her mastery of her untamed power, Alina
will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha--and the secrets of her