Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo

The Witch of Duva (The Grisha #0.5) by Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis (Goodreads):
There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls… or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone.
My Thoughts: Okay. This? Was creepy perfect. Just... *shudders* yeah. Although no characters from book 1 put in an appearance, this story easily puts you back into the world of the Grisha. Come to think of it, no Grisha put in an appearance either. That's really beside the point. This world comes alive and pulls you in and twists you up in its mythology.

I do love the feel of this town on the brink of the forest. Food is scarce, the people watch their neighbors with cautious eyes as girls begin disappearing, and you know something dangerous is lurking around the edges but you can't quite put your finger on what's what.

Lovely, creepy, horrifying, and completely fascinating.

Books in this series
0.5. The Witch of Duva - Kindle
1. Shadow and Bone (joint review at On a Book Bender)
2. Siege and Storm
3. Ruin and Rising

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  1. Oh. OH! There's a novella here, too? Man, you really went on a novella spree, didn't you?

    1. I DID! It's what prompted my novella/short story post a few weeks ago. I just... love these snippets and getting to see MOAR in a world that I enjoyed.

  2. Novellas!!! I'm trying to just say "NO", but you are making it harder to do.