Spotted! Cover of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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The cover for Leigh Bardugo's debut novel Shadow and Bone, the first novel in the Grisha Trilogy, was officially revealed over at The Story Siren today where you'll also be able to read a quick Q&A with the author as well!

 Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Summary (from Raincoast): 
Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, all she's ever been able to rely on is her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they've been sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh.  

When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. She is torn from everything she knows and whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes that she is the answer the people have been waiting for: the Sun Summoner. Only her power can destroy the Fold.  

Overwhelmed by luxury, envied as the Darkling's favorite, Alina struggles to keep her wits about her without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her mastery of her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha—and the secrets of her heart.

Aren't you completely in love with this cover? I know I sure am! They've done an absolutely wonderful job designing this book cover... and it should have a wide appeal for both girls and guys to want to pick up a copy when it's released. Every day, I've been getting more and more excited to read Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone and I just can't wait to see if this fantasy novel (with Russian influence!) will meet the high expectations I've set for it.

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  1. Ahhh it looks awesome! it somehow reminds me of the Night CIrcus cover a tiny bit. and Veronica Roth blurbed it!! O_o makes me want to read it even more.

  2. *nods* I am completely in love with this cover! It's made of win

  3. Love this cover--and I agree, it's a little Night Circusy! Thanks for the sneak peek. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden