Advanced Search

Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

Raincoast Fall 2021 Key Book Titles

Shadow and Bone
First Edition
By (author): Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo


Square Fish



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 12 - 18
May 07, 2013
Print Run: 50000
$12.99 CAD


8.3in x 5.58 x 1.13 in | 380 gr

Page Count:

416 pages
Square Fish
Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award 2016, Nominated Utah Beehive Book Award Master List 2014, Long-listed Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML 2014, Long-listed ABC New Voices Title 2012, Long-listed South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List 2014 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML 2014, Long-listed Romantic Times Book Award 2012, Long-listed Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2013, Long-listed Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List 2014, Long-listed IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Master List 2014 Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List 2013, Long-listed South Carolina Children's Book Award ML 2014, Long-listed Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML 2015, Long-listed MO MASL's Readers Awards - MASTER LIST 2014 IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Master 2014, Long-listed MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST 2014, Long-listed Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List 2014 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award 2013, Winner TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML 2014, Long-listed

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone -- Season 2 streaming now!

Discover the adventure that started it all and meet Alina, Mal, and the Darkling in Shadow and Bone from #1 bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.

. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold—a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.

Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite—and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.

As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.

A New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
An Indie Next List Book
This title has Common Core connections.

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints
Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Alex Stern series and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.

A New York Times Bestseller

“Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail, Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I've ever read.” —Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Divergent

"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery all in one book!" —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

“Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance.” —Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author of the Seven Realms series and the Heir series

Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.” —New York Times Book Review

“The top fantasy book to read this year.” —The Huffington Post

"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." —Entertainment Weekly

Romantic and magical . . . Plenty of plot twists and betrayals kept us enjoying this richly crafted adventure until the very last page. (P.S. A do-not-miss for fans of Graceling.)”—Justine magazine

“Fast-paced and unpredictable, this debut novel will be a hit with readers who love dark fantasy.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“This gripping debut novel, with a touch of magic and romance . . . will keep readers burning the midnight oil.” —Shelf Awareness

"Danger and duplicity abound . . . in this lavish portrayal of a country reminiscent of Imperial Russia." —VOYA

“A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring by until a final twist upends assumptions and lands us smack in the middle of a harrowing climax. ” —Horn Book Magazine

“Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger.” —Publishers Weekly

“The plotting is powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment.” —Booklist

“A well-drawn world, full of deceit and mythology, populated by entirely believable characters. Full of truly surprising twists and turns, beautiful imagery and a protagonist it's impossible not to root for, this is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” —RT Book Reviews

“This is one book series you want to get hooked on.” —Seventeen.com

of 57

Also Available

Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo 9781250076960 $16.50 CAD Feb 06, 2018
Crooked Kingdom Leigh Bardugo 9781627792134 $26.99 CAD Sep 27, 2016
The Grisha Trilogy Boxed Set Leigh Bardugo 9781250113474 $46.50 CAD Sep 27, 2016
Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo 9781627792127 $26.99 CAD Sep 29, 2015
Ruin and Rising Leigh Bardugo 9781250063168 $12.99 CAD Aug 18, 2015
Siege and Storm Leigh Bardugo 9781250044433 $12.99 CAD Jun 17, 2014

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.