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World Book Night 2016: Q&A with Leigh Bardugo

Yesterday, we shared a Q&A with Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?, one of this year’s World Book Night books. As supporters of World Book Night, I’m really pleased to be able to share another fab Q&A with you this today, just before World Book Night itself, from Leigh Bardugo, whose book Shadow and Bone I absolutely loved and reviewed. This time, Leigh shares her reading habits, advice on recommendations for reluctant readers, and Shakespearean favourites. I hope those lucky people receiving Shadow and Bone this evening enjoy it as much as I did…! (more…)

Podcast: New bookish arrivals

This week, we catch up on some of the new books we’ve been lucky enough to receive recently for review, as well as what we’ve been reading lately – and for once, we’ve both stuck to the rules and picked three books each!
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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

“‘I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,’ he said.  ‘You and I are going to change the world.’”

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.
Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha.  Could she be the key to setting Ravka free?
The Darkling, a man of seductive charm and terrifying power.  If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.
But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend?  As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future why can’t she ever quite forget him? (more…)