A couple factors prompted my choice in book trailers today. First, I’ve decided to include Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo in my Young Adult Lit II fantasy unit. Second, I’m going to the Fierce Reads tour stop on Friday at Schuler Books and Music in Lansing! If you live in Michigan or nearby and want to attend here’s the information:
Location: Schuler Books and Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48912
Authors: Anna Banks (Of Poseidon), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Jennifer Bosworth (Struck), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14)
Schuler Books is a fantastic indie bookseller, and they’ve put on some great author events. I’m really looking forward to this tour because I don’t know much about Monument 14 or Of Poseidon. Plus, I’m excited to meet Leigh Bardugo and tell her that I’m using her book in my class! 🙂
Summary (From Goodreads): Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.