What I’m Reading Now: Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow & Bone

shadow-and-bone_hi-res-677x1024Aargh!!! It’s Friday, and I left my book at school.

During Reboot time (fifteen minutes of free reading or writing at the beginning of each class), I’ve been reading Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, the first in the her Grisha TrilogyIt is a gripping novel, with a likable main character, set in a fascinating Slavic sort of world.

Here is the blurb from her website:

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.

I am about three-quarters of the way through the novel and wanted to bring it home so I could binge read (instead the usual Reboot fifteen minutes of reading time) the rest of it.

Well, now I definitely have something to look forward to when I return to work on Monday. (I can’t hardly wait to start the next book in the series, Siege and Storm!)

What book have you been enjoying this week?