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    21 Books To Read If You Already Binged "Shadow And Bone" On Netflix

    Whether you love magical powers, fun-loving criminals, or just a classic enemies-to-lovers plotline.

    In case you haven't heard, Netflix's adaptation of the beloved fantasy series Shadow and Bone just came out! Whether you were already a fan of the books or fell in love with the Grishaverse after binging the show, you (like us) probably want more. So here are some of our favorite books that give off S&B ~vibes~. Enjoy!

    1. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Zafira is a legend to her people — they just don't know it. Disguised as a man, she acts as "the Hunter," stealing into the bordering cursed forest to find food for her people. Nasir is also a legend — both a prince and an assassin for his cruel father. Both of them do their duty, even if they don't want to. When Zafira is offered the chance to brave the Arz in order to retrieve an artifact that could restore magic to her world, she jumps at it. But Nasir, sent by his father, is hot on her trail in order to stop her. But an ancient evil is stirring...one that neither could have expected.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    2. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

    Spectra

    Locke has been an orphan since he can remember, but he uses his cleverness, thievery skills, and mastery of disguise to survive on the streets. He soon joins a crew known as "the Gentleman Bastards" and becomes one of the city's most famous (and mysterious) con men. But when Locke and his gang become entangled in a plot to overthrow the ruthless leader of Camorr's seedy underworld, he'll have to use all of his skills to play the game — or die trying.

    Get it from Bookshop or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

    Quill Tree Books

    Every generation, a set of triplets is born on the island of Fennbirn — three queens, all possessing a special type of magic. Mirabella, the elemental, who can conjure flames and storms with a snap; Katherine, the poisoner, who can stomach any poison; and Arsinoe, the naturalist, who can bloom a rose as easily as she can tame a lion. But if they want the crown, the sisters will have to fight for it. And on Fennbirn, that can mean life or death.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    4. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

    Saga Press

    With most of the world destroyed by a climate crisis, Dinétah (formerly known as the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. Maggie, a Dinétah with supernatural powers, is a monster killer protecting her people. So when a girl in a small town goes missing, Maggie is called to help. But the monster she finds is more terrifying — and powerful — than any she's ever seen. She'll need the help of Kai, an unconventional medicine man, to unravel this ancient legend and destroy the monster. But Maggie will also have to confront her own past if she wants to survive.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    5. Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

    HarperTeen

    Embroiled in a generations-long war, Spell Walkers are a group of vigilantes with unique powers sworn to rid the world of specters — creatures who suck the essence out of endangered magical creatures. Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton have always admired the Spell Walkers, with Brighton wishing she could join them and Emil just wanting the war to end. So when Emil suddenly develops a power — one that puts him at the center of the fight — their lives change forever.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

    HarperTeen

    In a world where people are divided by the color of their blood — red means you're a commoner, silver means you're part of the superpowered elite — Mare Barrow, a Red girl, has no hope of escaping poverty. That is, until she accidentally discovers she does have powers — dangerous ones. To keep the peace, the Silvers embrace her as a "long-lost Silver princess," engaged to their prince. But Mare is part of an underground Red group plotting a coup and her worlds — old and new — are about to collide in a deadly way.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    7. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

    When Shahrzad's best friend falls victim to the cruel whims of boy-king Khalid, who takes a new bride every night only to kill her each dawn, she volunteers to be his next bride to get revenge. She stays alive each night by weaving elaborate stories for Khalid, dreading that each dawn could be her last. But as they spend time together, the impossible happens: Shahrzad starts to fall in love. Khalid isn't the monster she thought he was...but can his tormented heart save him from Shahrzad's thirst for vengeance?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    Del Rey

    Darrow is a member of the lowest caste in his society — a Red — whose survival relies on the work he does to make Mars more habitable for the upper classes. But when he discovers the truth, that other castes live like kings above ground while Reds remain slaves, he joins an uprising as a spy, infiltrating an elite but brutal Gold training school where violence means little. Hidden among his enemies, Darrow will have to become one of them in order to free his people.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    9. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

    HarperVoyager

    As an orphan on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, Nahri has always relied on tricks and sleight of hand to get by. But magic? No way. So when she accidentally summons a sly (and handsome) djinn who claims Nahri is actually from a magical city in the middle of the desert, she's naturally shocked. But the city of Daevabad is very real and as Nahri becomes embroiled in its politics, she'll realize her petty tricks didn't prepare her for this type of danger.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    10. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

    Balzer + Bray

    Malik is desperate to start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous city of Ziran. But when a spirit abducts his younger sister Nadia as payment into the city, Malik is forced to strike a deal: kill Karina, the princess, or never see Nadia again. Karina, grief-stricken over the assassination of her mother, the Sultana, makes a deal of her own: obtain the heart of a king and she can resurrect her mother. To get one, Karina offers her hand in marriage to the winner of a competition, one that Malik immediately joins. They must kill each other to get what they want...but what if what they want ends up being each other?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    11. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Bloomsbury

    Celaena Sardothien, a young assassin, is captured by the crown and offered conditional freedom by the handsome Prince Dorian if she can beat his opponents' assassins in a contest. Celaena is in, moving into the castle and even training with Dorian's own guard, the gruff Captain Westfall. But court life bores her, until someone begins picking contestants off one-by-one. Celaena will have to find the killer before it's too late but what she uncovers in the process is even bigger than she expected.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    12. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

    Feiwel & Friends

    When society crumbled and chaos reigned, the Renegades, a group of humans with superpowers, emerged to save the day. They act as a symbol of hope and peace...to everyone besides the villains they overthrew. Nova has her own reason to hate the Renegades and on her quest for vengeance she meets Adrian, a Renegade who actually believes in justice — and Nova's cause. But Nova's mission — and the villain behind it — could threaten them all.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    13. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

    Tor Teen

    Vin is a 16-year-old thief just trying to survive in a world where ash falls from the sky and dark things lurk in the mists. When she meets Kel, a fellow thief with unique powers, she discovers she's part of an elite group of powerful people called "Mistborn," those who can control metal. Kel recruits her to join his ragtag team in the greatest heist in the Final Empire's history — taking down the evil Lord Ruler and saving them all from eternal darkness.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    14. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

    Del Rey

    Miryem comes from a long line of moneylenders but her father's kindness has left their family on the verge of starvation. Hardening her heart, Miryem takes over the business, earning her a reputation for turning silver into gold. When this reaches the ears of the king of the Staryk — icy Fey creatures — he puts Miryem to an impossible challenge she can't refuse. But when a dashing young tsar threatens to consume both of their kingdoms, Miryem and the Staryk king will have to join forces to save their people.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    15. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

    Swoon Reads

    Yadriel, determined to make his traditional Latinx family accept his true gender, sets out to prove he's a real brujo by performing a ritual with the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza. Yadriel wants to summon the ghost of his recently murdered cousin and help him move on to the afterlife. The only problem is, Yadriel accidentally summons the ghost of Julian, local bad boy, who's determined to figure out who killed him. Yadriel reluctantly agrees to help Julian but as they solve the mystery together, reluctance turns to a maybe-sort-of crush.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    16. Crier's War by Nina Varela

    Quill Tree Books

    After the war between Automae — humanlike robots designed to be the elite's playthings — and their human makers leaves the kingdom of Rabu devastated, the Automae take over, forcing humans to bend to their will. Ayla, a human servant, dreams of avenging her family's death by killing her master's daughter and heir — a flawless Automae named Crier. But when Ayla and Crier finally meet, neither is what the other expected and the spark between them could jeopardize both of their plans.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    17. Jade City by Fonda Lee

    Orbit

    The Kaul family is one of the biggest gangs on Kekon, an island that produces and controls a rare, magical form of jade that grants people (with the right training and heritage) superhuman powers. The Green Bone clans — honorable jade-wearing warriors — once protected the island but now run a successful crime syndicate involving lots of foreign money. When tensions with a rival group boil over into violence, the outcome of this war will decide the fate of the future of the Green Bones and Kekon itself.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    18. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

    G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

    Adelina is a survivor of a lethal blood disease that ravaged her nation a decade ago. Though she survived, the marks of the illness live on in the whiteness of her hair and the jagged scar where her eye once was. But rumors swirl that the survivors are marked in other ways as well — perhaps with powerful gifts. When Adelina discovers the underground society of other "Young Elites," she meets Enzo, their leader and a supposed ally. But the king's men are hunting the Elites, led by the brutal Teren; though he might have the biggest secret of all.

    Get it from Bookshop or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    19. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

    Delacorte

    When Deka's blood runs gold instead of red at her village's blood ceremony, she knows she'll be shunned by her people — a fate worse than death. So when she's offered a choice by a mysterious woman to stay and face her fate or join a team of girls like Deka — girls with immense powers — in fighting against a threat to the empire, she agrees to leave everything she knows to go train. But the capital city, its inhabitants, and even Deka's powers aren't what she expected at all.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    20. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

    Razorbill

    Laia and her family survive under the Martial Empire by lying low; they know that to defy its Emperor is to ask for death. But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, she's forced into a deal with a rebel group: Become a spy embedded in the Empire's military academy and they'll rescue her brother. Inside the academy, Laia meets Elias, its finest warrior who secretly wishes for freedom. They'll soon realize their fates intertwine and, together, they could change the fate of the Empire.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    21. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

    Tor

    Gideon, lover of swords and dirty magazines, is so over her life of being raised by nuns and skeletons in the Ninth House. But before she can make her escape, her childhood nemesis, the bone witch Harrowhark, stops her to make a deal. She'll let Gideon leave...if Gideon becomes Harrowhark's swordswoman. The heirs of all nine houses have been summoned by the emperor to a trial — one Harrowhark intends to win. But she needs Gideon's help, and the two of them will have to work together once things at the trial go south.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from your local indie through Indiebound here.

    And, of course, you can always read the other books in the Grishaverse world: Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, King of Scars, and Rule of Wolves.

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