Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by mizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share a few “teaser” sentences or a whole passage from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

A friend recently recommended this book to me, and I loved it! (For the most part...it wasn't perfect.) Review coming soon!

Goodreads Synopsis:
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance

My Teaser:
This time, I was better prepared for the dark that engulfed me, but it was still frightening. Instinctively, I reached forward, searching for something to hold on to. The Darkling caught my arm and his bare hand slid into mine. I felt that same powerful certainty wash through me and then the Darkling's call, pure and compelling, demanding an answer. WIth a mixture of panic and relief, I felt something rising up inside me. This time, I didn't try to fight it. I let it have its way.

What is this thing rising up inside of the protagonist? Anger? Sadness? Or something else entirely? And who is this "Darkling"? Reading Shadow and Bone to find out! (Or just read the review coming up in a day or two)

Hope you guys are enjoying the last few days of summer before school starts! And if you just started school, good luck and try to keep some time for reading! Fortunately, I have a few school-free days left.



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