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.