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Redesigned Book Covers That Are Actually Better Than the Iconic Versions
1. The burnable Fahrenheit 451, designed by Elizabeth Perez 2. Nineteen-Eighty Four, designed by David Pearson 3. The quotable Catch-22, designed by Ian Caulkett 4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, designed by AJ Hateley, winner of the 2012 Penguin Design Award 5. Of Jillian Tamaki’s embroidered book covers series, Black Beauty 6. Kathryn Macnaughton’s take on East of Eden. Find her designs for Steinbeck’s entire backlist here. 7. Lord of the Flies, designed by Sam Weber.
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Book Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Book #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
(From Goodreads) The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to 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? Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.
This book was incredible and fascinating. While the world building in high fantasy book has a tendency to occasionally go completely over my head, this one didn’t. I quickly understood what was going on and had a vivid picture in my mind of what Ravka might have looked like. The story is like nothing I’ve ever read before which is a big part of why I enjoyed it so much, it’s so unique! The book isn’t really that fast paced plot wise, but it was a quick read for me because I kept wanting to learn more about Ravka and The Grisha. Without spoiling anything I will say I enjoyed to first 3/4 of the book a lot more than the last 4th (Perhaps I’ll post my opinions on this in a different post for people who have read the book, or if you’re curious just ask). All of the characters were great (although some of the character development felt a bit odd at times) and Alina was an excellent narrator. I think this book would be a great introduction to high fantasy for someone who hasn’t read much of it. After this review goes up, I’m going to go purchase Siege and Storm ;)
ISBN For My Copy: 9780805094596