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Leigh Bardugo

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About this author

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she hides out in Hollywood and indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as makeup artist L.B. Benson.

Her debut novel, Shadow & Bone (Holt Children's/Macmillan) is now a New York Times Best Seller.

She would be delighted if you followed her on Twitter, elated if you visited her web site, and downright giddy if you liked Shadow & Bone on Facebook.



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“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.”
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“I don't care if you danced naked on the roof of the Little Palace with him. I love you, Alina, even the part of you that loved him.”
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“The problem with wanting," he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, "is that it makes us weak.”
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message 31: by Judith

Judith Thank you for accepting my friendship request, Leigh. I have just finished reading Shadow and Bone and am really looking forward to seeing you in Newcastle next week. I found Shadow and Bone compelling reading and am keen to read more of the Grisha books.
Best wishes and sparkles from Judith xxx


Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction} Thank you for accepting my friend request, Leigh! Looking forward to your next in June! ;)


message 29: by Jatin

Jatin Sharma Thanks 4 AMR :)


kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely love your books, and I can't wait for Ruin and Rising!!!!


message 27: by Bre

Bre Thxs for accepting my friend request, The Darkling is such an amazing character! :-) You create such awesome characters and the setting is awesome :-)

Bre


message 26: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Sangria wrote: "Thanks for the friend add, Leigh! I love, love, love Shadow and Bone! Squee!!!"

so glad! and your dog is adorable <3


message 25: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for the friend add, Leigh! I love, love, love Shadow and Bone! Squee!!!


message 24: by Aju

Aju Ajit Oh.My.Gosh! "Leigh became your friend". Someone wake me up from my dream please!!!! :D


message 23: by Nora

Nora Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Just finished Shadow and Bone and is One of the most imaginative fantasies that I've read in a while.I loved the world and the characters.Brilliant,new series by an amazing author. :)


message 22: by Jordan

Jordan Just finished Siege and Storm and it was absolutely brilliant! It was IMPOSSIBLE to put down! I can't wait to see what the Darkling has in store for us in the next book and it is KILLING me that I don't know what happened to Nikolai! Ugh fangirling feels! oh and i never did thank you for accepting my friend request! Especiallysince you accepted it the day before my birthday (june 16th) That was the best birthday gift I could have hoped for so thank you soo much!

-Grisha series fan Jordan :D


Rachel (Miss Perfection) "Leigh became your friend." Oh. My. Gosh. *fangirling and screaming*!! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I LOVE Shadow and Bone and am about to start Siege and Storm. I loved the book and everything in it! The characters, the setting, the plot, the story, the romance, THE DARKLING, the Grisha, the fold, everything! You have a gift for writing please keep writing ;) Thanks again!
-Your-most-obsessed-with-Grisha-series-fan, Rachel :)


message 20: by Peeta

Peeta I kinda feel like a butt for saying this, but I'm.... rootingforMaltodie. Because Team Darkling and Team Nikolas. Alina deserves someone much better than the boy who neglects her, is jealous of all the attention she receives, and doesn't understand the sacrifices she has made to keep the relationship. I also think Alina needs someone who can match her power or someone who can teach her.

I hope that didn't come off as rude! Just something I was thinking. I do love the books, but Mal is just UGH.


message 19: by Sherbie

Sherbie Hello Leigh! Thanks for visiting TO last Wednesday. It was great to finally meet you and the other fab ladies of fierce reads tour- you're nondescript fan :D


message 18: by Sam

Sam I just saw the book trailer to book #2.....OMG I'm So excited!!!! You should post this Video to your goodreads Video!! http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/04/05/l...


message 17: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Orulyon wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to..."


So glad you enjoyed it! The UK is switching to the US title (and I believe the cover) for the paperback release and the sequel (releasing in June) will share the title Siege and Storm with the US version. Hope that helps with the confusion ;) And thanks for the kind words <3


message 16: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Rebecca wrote: ""You are now friends with Leigh Bardugo"

Well, now my day can't get any better. ;)

Are you heading to Comic Con this year? I'm the one who ran up to the table after your panel to tell you how am..."


Um, please don't ever apologize for "fangirling." Hearing from readers is pretty much the best part of my job :)
Not yet sure if I'll be at Comic Con this year, but I'll post as soon as I hear!

Orulyon wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to..."



message 15: by Ana

Ana Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to get my hands on Siege & Storm...by the way I have a question: I bought "the gathering dark" version. I would like to buy the uk paperback version of Siege & Storm... are they changing the name again, also for the sequel?;__; (I love the original titles the most ;_;)


message 14: by Becca (last edited Mar 12, 2013 05:07AM)

Becca "You are now friends with Leigh Bardugo"

Well, now my day can't get any better. ;)

Are you heading to Comic Con this year? I'm the one who ran up to the table after your panel to tell you how amazing Shadow & Bone was. Sorry for being such a fangirl; I couldn't help it.


message 13: by Kristin (last edited Feb 13, 2013 03:16AM)

Kristin Sweet, thanks! I've nearly finished it.


message 12: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Amber wrote: "Where do we sent fan art if we only have a good reads account?"

You can send to my lastleigh at gmail account. I have snail mail contact info on my website, too. http://leighbardugo.com/contact

So excited to see what you came up with!! (And please let me know if it's ok to post to tumblr etc.)


message 11: by Kristin

Kristin Where do we sent fan art if we only have a good reads account?


message 10: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Sam wrote: "Shadow And Bone is a Treasure!<3
Thanks for accepting my friend request."


My pleasure, Sam! So glad you enjoyed it!


message 9: by Sam (last edited Feb 08, 2013 10:32AM)

Sam Shadow And Bone is a Treasure!<3
Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 8: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Glad you like it, Reena. I think it's a nice placeholder before we get to see the final cover :D


message 7: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Thank you, Lily! Glad you enjoyed it <3


message 6: by Lily

Lily Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request. I loved Shadow and Bone! You're a very talented writer!


message 5: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Beth - So sorry I missed your message before, but THANK YOU. I'm happy Shadow and Bone was a good addition to your summer reads.

Monica - Very glad you're looking forward to Siege and Storm. And I'm glad S&B piqued your interest in Russia. I kind of hoped the book would be a gateway drug ;)


Monica Thanks for accepting my friend request! Because of Shadow and Bone, I have this newfound love of Russian stuff. I love your book and can't wait for Siege and Storm to come out :)


Beth  (Curling Up With A Good Book) OK...How excited am I because I just saw that Shadow and Bone would be turned into a movie!!! um VERY!!!!!!!! Such an awesome book! By far the best one I have read this summer! I have given many recommendations to my friends to read it and they all love it!! COngrats!! Well deserved!!!


message 2: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo ~Noel wrote: "Thank you for excepting my friend request! :D
Can't wait until Siege and Storm is released!!!"


Of course :) I'm glad you're looking forward to it!


Noel Thank you for excepting my friend request! :D
Can't wait until Siege and Storm is released!!!


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