Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone #1

Leigh Bardugo

358 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark medium-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 34%
emotional 29%
challenging 10%
hopeful 9%
funny 8%
inspiring 5%
lighthearted 5%
sad 5%
reflective 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 43%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 29% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 41% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.81

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