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Young Adult Fiction 11563
What a World!
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I don't know that I would have initially picked up SHADOW AND BONE. The cover didn't initially draw me in and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I am SO GLAD that I gave this book a chance. The world building was amazing. Right away, you are sucked into this beautiful and seemingly terrifying world.

I want to write a lot about the Darkling but I won't in this review. His character is so complex....are we supposed to love him or hate him? I really don't want to spoil anything for you. I want you to learn about him as you read.

And then there is Mal. The beginning of the book I didn't care for him all that much. I'm still trying to decide if he was written that way on purpose. The journey and the sacrifices he makes led me down a totally different path by the end. I can't wait to see what is in store for him down the road.

Of course, we can't talk about this book without talking about Alina. I loved Alina. I really enjoyed the emotional journey she had during this book. Her fear, love, and confusion all seemed so authentic. Nothing about her character seemed forced or contrived.

I'm really interested in how this series will continue. What characters will be back? How much more is there to the Darkling's story? Who is loyal to Alina? These are things I must know!

Overall, I don't think you should pass this book up. I almost did and I would have missed out on a fantastic story.
Good Points
This book is more than meets the eye. It was a wonderful surprise.
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