Trilogia The Grisha
Leio muitos livros mais juvenis e apesar de achar que a maior parte dos romances que leio são muito fraquinhos pela falta de personagens mais sérias e convincentes, sobretudo pelas personagens femininas demasiado ingénuas e tolinhas, quer pela falta de lógica nas suas acções e ainda pelo facto de se apaixonarem irrevogavelmente por uma pessoa e não verem mais nada à frente. É como se o amor apagasse todas as outras preocupações que deviam inquietá-las e têm de lutar muito para conseguirem focar-se no que é mesmo importante.
A ingenuidade também faz parte desta trilogia, mas a protagonista criada por Leigh Bardugo leva uma bela pancada quando percebe quão enganada foi pelo vilão. Ainda só li primeiro volume, creio que tem ideias muito boas, tem cenários muito bem imaginados, mas faltou que as acções das personagens fossem um pouco mais além e que as consequências dessas acções fossem mais tramadas. De qualquer forma, é uma leitura muito rápida e cativante até certo ponto.
Shadow and Bone
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.
Siege and Storm
Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
Ruin and Rising
The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.