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Armchair BEA | Day 2 | Giveaway | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Welcome back!

Did you miss yesterday’s Armchair BEA | Day 1 | Introduction post?

Looking for my Best of 2012 post? (yes, I accidently put my giveaway post in the Best of 2012 post, sorry!!)
Today’s topics are Best of 2012 and or a giveaway! I’m doing both so be sure to check out both posts!

Don’t forget to stop by Armchair BEA for information on their Twitter Party as well as guest post from Joe Foster from Edelweiss on digital review copies.

What would be better than to pick a book that releases today! Happy Release Day Leigh! Don’t forget to watch the pretty amazing trailer below! Love it!

I also posted my review of Shadow and Bone today!

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

June 5th,  2012 | Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

$10.79 (Amazon | Hardcover)  | $9.99 (Kindle)

First 5 Chapters are FREE on Kindle.


Summary (Goodreads)

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.

This book was phenomenal. I can’t say much more than that. It is definately a must read!


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82 thoughts on “Armchair BEA | Day 2 | Giveaway | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Like your site very much. So glad to *meet* you. I think I’m most looking forward to Jasper Fforde’s newest. I can’t get enough!

  2. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’ve heard such great things about it!

    Probably the 2012 release that I’m most looking forward to that I haven’t read yet is Crewel by Gennifer Albin.

    Great giveaway!

  3. I am looking forward to Throne of Glass cause it seems like its really exciting! Oh, and I loved the cover 😛

  4. Dropping by from the Armchair BEA! 🙂 This is one of the books I am actually looking forward this year! Others are Throne of Glass, Unspoken, Origin, etc.!

  5. I am most looking forward to Rachel Vincent’s Before I Wake!!! I can’t believe the wait is almost over – only three more weeks!!! 😀

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!! 🙂

  6. I think I’m most looking forward to Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. The cover alone looks fascinating and the story looks even better.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Tiger Destiny by Colleen Houck.
    I’m a huge fan of the series and just cannot wait for the next book!

  8. I’m looking forward to The Twelve by Justin Cronin. The Passage was an start to the trilogy and I can’t wait for the follow-up!

  9. Thanks for the comment on my post. I’m not entering your giveaway because I’ve already read this one. I LOVED IT!!!

  10. I am most looking forward to Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel! This Dark Endeavor was fabulous and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  11. Awesome giveaway!

    Most of the books I was really excited about have already come out this year. That being said, I still have a long list. I’m really looking forward to The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa and Rebel Heart by Moira Young!

  12. I am most looking forward to Through to You by Emily Hainsworth, both because it sounds awesome, and because Emily told me one of the main characters’ name is my maiden name!:P

  13. I’m really looking forward to Throne of Glass! I’ve heard amazing things about it, I love assassin books, and I’ve read the first two chapters and they totally drew me in!!

  14. The Golden Lily!! So super excited about this one!! 🙂 Bloodlines was so cool! 🙂 Can’t wait to read about my favourite vampires 🙂 🙂 Awesome giveaway! Enjoy aBEA! 🙂 😉

  15. I can’t wait to read Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent, because all the other books from the series were amazing!

  16. I am really looking forward to Defiance by CJ Redwine I think it sounds totally awesome and I can’t wait to read it!!!!

  17. I’m so excited about Level 2! And Something Strange & Deadly. I’ve been following both of these writers online for a while & am so excited to see their work officially in print!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I’m looking forward to reading Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. I loved reading Nevermore and waiting two years for the sequel has been killing me! But it comes out in August so I don’t have too much longer before I can get my hands on it.

  19. I loved this book too! I posted my total gush-fest of a review today. I’m really looking forward to Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

  20. I can’t narrow it down (all this ABea browsing is making my “looking forward to” list gigantic!!)
    However, I am super excited about Alice in Zombieland and SON

  21. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

    Great giveaway! I’m so excited for this book! I read Veronica Roth’s review and am so ready to read it!

  22. Between “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness and “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin, my Amazon account had better be ready. I cannot wait to read both of those.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!! Happy Armchair BEA! 🙂

  23. I am SUPER excited for Pushing the Limits and My Life Next Door because I love YA romance and those two sound amazing!

  24. Right now I am most excited for The Reckoning by Alma Katsu (second in her Taker trilogy). Her first was an amazing book and I’ve heard great things about this one. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    PS. Love the name of your blog!

    1. Thanks for commenting! Glad you like the blog name. I had a tough time deciding what to call it. Before it was called Book Reviews by Jess….not too original!

  25. Definitely excited for The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. I need more Dimitri and Adrian!

      1. You should definitely give them a try! Although they’re different from the Vampire Academy series, I still found them very good 😀

  26. Definitely the book that you offer for this giveaway! Shadow and Bone has been in my radar for a while, along with The Raven Boys and Throne of Glass!
    Thank you for the giveaway 😀 Happy BEA!

  27. I’m really looking forward to Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. If you’ve seen the cover, I think you’ll agree how amazing and bad-ass it looks. And the premise is really interesting. 🙂

  28. Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I’ve already read an eARC copy, but I want a physical copy.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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