Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo, Leigh Bardugo

Well, I just...hmmm. Why did you make me love the Darkling Leigh Bardugo!? Why?

Great book - imaginative and easy to follow

(albeit one part that is confusing (view spoiler)[ I don't get the whole amplifier thing, I thought you had to kill the animal for the amplifier to work, but is it different when an amplifier kills the amplifier for someone else? (hide spoiler)].

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This represents good YA fantasy and why it's so popular : great characters, good world building, fresh take on over done devices (witches, etc) but not overly complicated or steeped in so much intrigue that your eyes cross.