A great start to an intriguing trilogy. I loved the Russian elements of the book’s atmosphere. The Darkling is an appropriately terrifying villain. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel!
I read the sequel to Shadow and Bone before I had a chance to post the above review (I just couldn’t wait any longer!), so I thought I might as well just add this on here. Siege and Storm continues the wonderfully twisty storyline of Shadow and Bone. It’s the second book of the Grisha trilogy, but it does not suffer from the typical afflictions that second books usually do. Bardugo provides the perfect blend of suspense and humor. This is a trilogy that is well worth your time to read.