Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone #1

Leigh Bardugo

408 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark fast-paced

Description

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold--a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unlea...

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Moods

adventurous 96%
dark 44%
mysterious 43%
tense 32%
emotional 27%
challenging 10%
hopeful 8%
funny 7%
lighthearted 5%
inspiring 4%
sad 4%
reflective 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 49%
fast 44%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 30% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.81

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