Happy Sunday! I hope that you are all having a nice day. As you are reading this I am on my way to Longleat for the day, so I am very happy J. Anyway, it is time for a book reivew. Today I am starting a new trilogy. That’s right, today is all about Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
I whizzed through this book. I read it in basically one sitting. But dispite how quickly I got through this, I will admit that I am a little bit conflicted over it. generally speaking I liked it. I really liked it. I think that for a debut novel, it is very good. The world is really intresting and I am dvery curious about it and I want to know more. I also really liked the storyline. Again it is very intruiging. I am really interested to see where the story is going to go. All good. My issue with the book is that I feel like it needed to be longer.
Considering that this book is only 300 pages, Bardugo squeezed a hell of a lot into it. this meant that the story felt a bit rushed and, in places, underdeveloped. I think if the book had been a bit longer, 400 pages maybe, it would have aloud the story to be that bit more fleshed out and have a slightly flow to it. don’t get me wrong, I did still really enjoy it and I am really looking forward to continuing the trilogy, I just feel like it could have a been, more. where I really like it, I could have really loved it.
All that being said I did enjoy it. as I said, I am fascinated by the world. It seems really intesting and complex. Bardugo clearly has a wonderful imjeonation. And the storyline was very good. It kept me gripped right the way through, and I am really really intrested to see what direction it is going to take. I did also like the characters. I really like Alina and Mal. I think that they are both really good, solid, characters and I also think that they are very sweet together. I am also very intrigued by the Darkling. My feeling towards him changed a lot throughout this book, but I find him really interesting and I want to know more about him. i feel the same with some of the secondary characters like Genya, Ivan and others. I would really like to learn some of their backstories.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. I am glad that I have read it and I will be continuing with the trilogy. It wasn’t the best that I have ever read, but I did really like it. i can see why so many people love this universe.
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read this one? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.