Friday, June 8, 2012

June Book Portrait: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I'm very excited to bring you another month of this feature! Book Portrait of the Month will showcase one book that has a cover/synopsis/etc. that I find particularly striking. In each post I hope to include teasers and author interviews or guest posts (when possible), as well as a giveaway. Hopefully this feature will bring more attention to some very deserving books!

So without further ado I present June's feature:

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Reason for Feature: Title/Synopsis

About the Book:
Published By: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | Release Date: June 5
Reading Level: Young Adult | Genre: Fantasy

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 life—a 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.

"From somewhere above, I heard a horrible shriek. I felt the volcra's claws loosen their grip, felt the thud as I fell forward and my head connected with the deck, and then I felt nothing at all."

You can read my review of SHADOW AND BONE here.


I am very excited to offer a signed ARC of SHADOW AND BONE for a giveaway!

This contest is open to US residents only. Must be 13 to enter. Please see my Contest Policy for more information.

This contest will close on Sunday, July 1 at 12:01 AM CST.


  1. I have heard great things about this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Beth ^_^


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