Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (11)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we show titles that we are eagerly anticipating.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Published by Henry Holt & Co.
Released: 5th June 2012

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 unlikely 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 only heard about this recently but I instantly loved the cover and it sounds so eerie and intriguing. Veronica Roth also gave it a glowing recommendation and she's never been wrong in the past! (I read The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, one of her recommendations, and it was one of the best books I read last year!)

What are you waiting on?

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