Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: High fantasy
Review of Shadow and Bone
Summary: Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
Review: I still can’t believe my mom read all these books in a matter of weeks. While I’m still slugging through this series.
The writing remains. From the first book, there is a change in the main character, Alina. She is more sarcastic in her response. This adds more chemistry between Alina and Mal. The side characters are interesting too. I like Toyla, Tamar, and Sturmhond.
Unlike in the first book, the reader is not stuck in Alina’s moody thoughts. Leigh Bardugo has skills in writing and is shown in Shadow and Bone. I will say she found her footing in Siege and Storm.
Most of the action takes part in the first half of the book. Once everyone gets to the Little Palace, the plot slows down.
I might as well read the next. After all I have copy. Right now I’m going to take a break from fantasy.