Book Review: Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Hi there!

If you’ve forgotten about my existence, I don’t blame you. I disappeared from the reading world for 4 whole months.

*ahem*

So my name is Joanne, I own and run this book blog, Lumiereads/Luna Lumiere/Joanne Lumiere. Yes this book blog honestly doesn’t have a set name. Sorry about that.

I procrastinated and had so much work and procrastinated and kept making excuses for myself so I stopped reading for a few months.

But hopefully the cycle will continue to break, and the ice has already been broken by the lovely Leigh Bardugo.

Without further ado!


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Name: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: June 5, 2017 (1st pub Jun 5, 2012)

Synopsis

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.

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Book Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo

I think it’s a perfect time to type up this book review as I finished this book in joy after finishing my geo exams (finally 3 god damn papers)


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Name: Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Release Date: August 28, 2017

Synopsis

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. Continue reading “Book Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo”