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Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ} | 1046 comments Mod
As one of the top choices according to the poll, the Quarterly Book Club is reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for the Jan-Mar Quarter of 2015.

So, what did you think? Hates? Likes? Droolworthiness? Plot? Romance? The characters themselves?

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Samantha (A History of Books) (ahistoryofbooksblog) | 217 comments Mod
Eeeep I'm so excited to start this!

Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ} | 1046 comments Mod
Me too!! Even though I'm still waiting for the book to come in from the's almost here..... {there are like 20 copies with 3 still on shelves, yet a queue of 3 people to wait for.... >.>}

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Emma (agoodyearinthelife) | 23 comments Just started. I've been putting this one off for a while as I know that so many people love it, and I'm not sure whether I will, so here goes!

Samantha (A History of Books) (ahistoryofbooksblog) | 217 comments Mod
I just started it last night as well! I got a little confused by all the terms and vocab thrown my way at first, but now I find that I'm hooked.

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Emma (agoodyearinthelife) | 23 comments Yeah, the vocab has been driving me mad so far!

Samantha (A History of Books) (ahistoryofbooksblog) | 217 comments Mod
I'm glad the front of the book has some vocab. I've been looking online and finding some of the vocab

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Emma (agoodyearinthelife) | 23 comments Good idea. I might try that.

Samantha (A History of Books) (ahistoryofbooksblog) | 217 comments Mod
I just finished the book! This book read so fast! I'm gonna have to gather my thoughts and we can get some discussion going for those who have read the book.

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Emma (agoodyearinthelife) | 23 comments I finished it yesterday. I'm going to be writing a review for it soon.

Samantha (A History of Books) (ahistoryofbooksblog) | 217 comments Mod
So I wrote up my review and gathered up my thoughts. I loved this book. It read so fast, and usually when it comes to fantasy, I don't fly through a book like that. Thats usually reserved for contemporary novels. I struggled at first because I couldn't fully imagine the world because I didn't know the vocab. There is just so much thrown at you in the beginning. I had to google a lot of the words just to get some sort of image in my mind to know what was really going on.

I also had trouble with the romance aspect a bit. Mal was a hard character to get to know. I hated that he just kept brushing Alina off and then when shes gone, all of the sudden he needs her. I instantly shipped the Darkling because of this.

I was also unsure where the story was going until half way through. No villain had presented itself. I knew that there was an end goal, but I knew that there was going to be some sort of opposition and I was unsure where that was coming from. Once that twist hit, I instantly knew how the rest of the series was going to be laid out in a broad sense.

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