Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo
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Centuries ago, Ravka was torn in two by a dark and terrifying thing called the Shadow Fold where monsters that feast on human flesh live. Alina isn't anything special—so she thought. In the first book of the Grisha trilogy, after her best friend, Mal, is injured during an attempt to cross the Fold, an untamed power inside of her comes forth and thrusts the weight of Ravka's fate onto her shoulders in one fell swoop. Upon discovering her, the mysterious Darkling gathers her up and takes her to the royal court to be trained, to become a part of a world, the Grisha world, she thought to be intangible all her orphan life. Things aren't what they seem, though, and she soon discovers that what her heart wants isn't always good for her or the world that now depends on her.