Mar 24, 2012

Oh my WOW, Shadow and Bone!

About 18 months ago, I got a query in my inbox for a hi-fantasy YA called The Grisha. The query itself was pretty good, but the pages that were attached...oh my WOW.  I requested it immediately and started reading the manuscript as soon as it came in.  And I ended up staying in the office until late into the night because I didn't even want to put it down for a few minutes to walk to the train.


I was smitten.  An instant fangirl.  


Fast forward to today.  In just  over two months (June 5) we have a book coming out called Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  It is the first book in The Grisha trilogy, a Tsarist Russia inspired fantasy that is just BRILLIANT. (Read description below.)  


So I know you can't read the book yet since we still have a couple of months before it's available.  But just to wet your palette a bit, I want to share something else brilliant with you: the book trailer.  Macmillan did a *brilliant* job.  This trailer gave me goosebumps the first 9 times I watched it.  Then I watched it about 20 more times just because I was addicted.  Holy freaking WOW.


Check it out:





And here's a little more on the book:

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.

Irresistible, right?  Pre-order it now!  Trust me.  You won't regret it.

11 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

What a fantastic trailer. I love high fantasy. Can't wait to read this.

storyqueen said...

I love what they did with the trailer AND and cover! It just looks EPIC!

Shelley

Jeff Chen said...

Great trailer! Looking forward to reading it.

Elaine AM Smith said...

That trailer is brilliant. I can't wait to read Leigh's Shadow and Bone.

readingkidsbooks said...

The trailer is fabulous and the book sounds pretty good too. The only thing that isn't sounding good is that we'll have to wait for the other two to be written!

Lola Sharp said...

For some reason I can't see the video...BUT, I have Leigh's ARC, and yes, the book IS excellent. A very strong debut. Plus, Leigh's a terrific person, talented, sweet, generous. I can't wait to pimp it more as we get closer to release date.

I'll try and figure out why my mac suddenly won't let me watch this video. And I'll come back and watch. I'm dying to see what they came up with to capture her tsar punky world.)

Nichole Giles said...

Been waiting for this one since I met Leigh in Reno last August. Can't wait to get my copy!

Lydia Netzer said...

I agree! The trailer is majestic! And the book is killer. It's going to be a cold summer....

MOV said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out.

best,
MOV
http://mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com

Sally said...

I'm hooked. Can't wait to read.

Jeff Gamett said...

A Tsarist fantasy? That sounds so cool. Can't wait for it!