Spoilery Shorts: Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

What are “Spoilery Shorts”?

This is a series/category of posts on my blog with spoilery, short reviews (as the title suggests). It’s basically like a book review, but it’s going to be more informal and won’t be as high quality as my regular book reviews (not that my book reviews are actually high quality or anything but you get what I mean). Typically, I review an entire series in one post or a bunch of an author’s works in one post. If you want a longer explanation, click here

Overall series rating: ★★☆☆☆

Reason for reading it: I was never planning to read this series but the Netflix series is out and I want to read the books before I watch it so…

Shadow and Bone


The characters are all so boring. Alina is so annoying. I can’t stand her (but still read the rest of the trilogy). The way she acts is very weird and irritating. All she thinks about is boys and looking pretty. This book is definitely more for the younger YA audience since it focuses so much on looks and beauty. I hate the Darkling. Honestly, I don’t get the hype around the Darkling. I actually quite like Mal. I know…what an unpopular opinion. But I don’t like Darklina or Malina. I would prefer for Alina to be alone and by herself because not every character needs a love interest. But I do prefer Malina over Darklina. 

Siege and Storm


This book has middle book syndrome. Nothing happens. The book covers make a lot more sense now though…

Ruin and Rising


Crooked Kingdom lied to me. I thought I knew the ending of this trilogy but I didn’t. I thought that Alina had actually died. That was the only thing that shocked me throughout this entire trilogy. 

Did you like the Shadow and Bone trilogy?

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