SHADOW AND BONE (The Grisha #1)
Author : Leigh Bardugo
Publisher : Henry Colt & Co.
Pages : Hardcover, 358 pgs
Release Date : June 5, 2012
READioactivity on a scale of 5 : FOUR
Shadow and Bone was a breeze - you started with page one and time flew through the gap in your fingers. Before you knew it, you were laughing and then smiling and then taking in a quick surprise breath. Before you knew it, you were at the end of the novel. Satisfied. Happy. Thoroughly entertained.
The Russian setting works. The characters work. The romance between two childhood friends works.