Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm not usually one for high fantasy but Shadow and Bone is so well written that I got over it very quickly. The character development is amazing and the story kept me wanting more. A little predictable in some areas but overall a great read esp. if you like YA and/or fantasy. I would def recommend.
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I have finally finished the next book in the series I've been focusing on since 2016. I’m calling it Time Bender or Bent in Time. I’m not sure which title I prefer, and I might even come up with something completely different, but it feels AMAZING to finish this phase. This story continues from the first one but the main character, Ben shares the spotlight more with his friend Isabella. The story has some fun twists and turns and ends up focusing more on Isabella in the end, but Ben doesn’t see any of it coming. I really enjoy writing about these two characters and their love – hate relationship. There’s always tension between the two, which I think makes the story work and I love the fact that my Beta reader relates to both characters equally. Also, there’s definitely an underlying feeling that they will become more than friends, (of course they would fight it!) but you always get the sense that there’s more to their friendship than just the surface squabbling. I can’t wait until this book is in print and everyone can enjoy peeling back another layer on these characters!