Shadow and Bone

This was his soul made flesh, the truth of him laid bare in the blazing sun, shorn of mystery and shadow.

SHADOW AND BONE! Welcome to the Grishaverse. If you’re ready to experience magic, darkness, evilness, betrayal, elegance then you’re ready to enter the world of Grisha’s. Tighten your seatbelts and get ready to isolate yourself from the real world because this book is a hell of a journey amigo’s!

Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone is the first book from the Grisha trilogy followed by Siege and Strom and Run and Rising. The readers community is all crazy as the book has been adapted into Netflix series and all ready to bless the soul of the fans on 23rd of April. So, if you’re someone who hasn’t read Shadow and bone yet, I will compel you to do so. 

What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.

Leigh bardugo

The Character Build-up in Shadow and Bone


The most loved and aspiring character from Shadow and bone in our Sun Summoner, who radiates light that’s all inside her but she herself is unaware of. But when she actually found out what she is and her purpose is, she’s out there to prove herself to someone. The character of Alina is most loved for a reason. She is brave, fierce, bold, sharp and I can go on using adjectives.

“A moment later the boy whispered, “I don’t think you’re ugly.”

“Shhhh!” the girl hissed. But hidden by the deep shadows of the cupboard, she smiled”

Leigh Bardugo


Meet mal, he’s Alina’s childhood friend and a gifted tracker. He is determined. He has feelings inside him deep hidden somewhere but not able to bring into words. Mal’s character is the very beautifully portrayed by Leigh Bardugo, becoming the most lovable character of all. But you won’t get enough of him in first book and you’ll want more of him.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review - Thoughts of a Bibliophile

I’ve walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I’d do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day.



There is a reason we say “THE” here. Meet our evil guy, the dark character, the carrier of dark. Filled with greed and nature of always wanting more is what him evil. But the way author has made this character readers can’t stop themselves from falling in love with the bad guy.  But what is his motive, who is he? What is he planning? Guess you have to enter the world to fall in love, but trust me you’ll also have the option of hating him and if you hate our bad guy, that’s okay too. *wink wink*

“I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina” He said. “You and I are going to change the world

Darkling (Shadow and Bone)


Grishaverse is world of magic, where Grisha’s have special powers. A evil heretic out of greed created a shadow fold, which was intended to take over the whole world but a mistake has been made. A mistake that cannot be undone, a mistake that can only be corrected with some special powers. Alina and Mal, two orphans all ready to cross the shadow fold to see the true sea after crossing the unsea, but the fold stands between them, dark and scary. But as the men eating beasts, who reside in the fold come upon them a bright beam of light flashes and grows so bright that nothing is visible. What is that light? Where is that from? Whoa. So many questions, just one answer. SHADOW AND BONE BY LEIGH BARDUGO.

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Besides all that the chemistry of Mal and Alina is something to adore. They are distance apart from each other, have thousands of feeling for each other but haven’t said them aloud ever. There story is something which just deserves another hell of a book to depict. But you surely will love the duo and may or may not ship them even.

“I’m not like you, Mal. I never really fit in the way you did. I never really belonged anywhere.”

“You belonged with me.”

So, yes this book is a different world all set for the readers to dive into Grishaverse, and with the movie coming “SHADOW AND BONE” you definitely would love to grab the book first.

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