Feature & News: Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on January 11, 2019, in Feature, News / 1 Comment

Feature & News: Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo

Did you open your email and today and scream? 


This is every YA fantasy fan’s DREAM. Fantasy fans like Kelly, who has been a longtime Leigh and Grisha fan. So I asked her to convince me why me, as a non-fantasy reader – is going to fall hard for the Grishaverse on the screen. Here we go!

From Page to Screen – Why Non-Fantasy Fans will Love the Grishaverse

1.Shadow and Bone will make you fall for a villain – and fall hard. For Kelly, this was her foray into darkness. She clearly has not recovered.

2. The Russian inspired folklore setting is full of dark and scary monsters – and the magic wielders who fought them. There’s nothing else like it out there.

3. With a tv adaption, the viewer will be shown the magical hierarchy and world without being bogged down with world building descriptions. So for my non-fantasy fans such as me, this is the way to get into the world without getting stuck in worldbuilding.

4. You finally get to know the amazing characters everyone in the bookish world is constantly talking about, including exceptional side characters like Genya and Zoya.

PS: When it comes time to make Six of Crows, every single member of The Dregs better be there. Or we are coming for you…Netflix.

No better time to start reading the Grishaverse if you haven’t yet, get started with Shadow and Bone! Once you binge the 6 previous books in the verse, you get to then read the very soon to be released King of Scars!

Feature & News: Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)

by Leigh Bardugo
Published by: Square Fish
on June 5, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416

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.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

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One response to “Feature & News: Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo

  1. wait_huh

    I think this world is easy to get into because there aren’t too many difficult names or languages or creatures… if people can watch Game of Thrones or Vikings, for example, they’ll have no problems with this one, I think!