The Internet Is Head-Over-Heels In Love With Jessie Mei Li And Honestly, Same

    The people have spoken.

    I cannot stop watching (er, make that rewatching) Shadow and Bone. The series hasn't left the top two spots on Netflix's Top 10 list since it dropped on April 23. Viewers just cannot get enough.

    Based on the books by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone follows orphaned army cartographer Alina Starkov after she learns that she has magical powers and could bring an end to the darkness plaguing her world.

    Alina's played by English actress Jessie Mei Li, and people are loving the fact that she's a literal embodiment of light defeating darkness.

    Here are 23 tweets to prove it.

    1. This tweet that just screams 'All hail the queen':

    i believe in jessie mei li supremacy

    Twitter: @crescentcanis

    2. One that proves Jessie/Alina's the only thing on our minds:

    no thoughts just jessie mei li as alina starkov #shadowandbone

    3. We stan a powerful woman:

    alina ‘you needed me but i never needed you’ starkov everybody #ShadowAndBone

    Twitter: @nikolaizofia

    4. Who could play the Sun Summoner besides an actual ray of sunshine?

    jessie mei li is the physical embodiment of the sun

    Twitter: @sanktakoroleva

    5. Some tweets that show how perfect Jessie's relationship with the rest of the cast is:

    jessie mei li and amita suman you’re everything to me

    Twitter: @alinasbucky


    i can’t believe jessie mei li and ben barnes invented hugging

    Twitter: @darklingsaint


    i don't blame archie though, i too would hold on to jessie mei li for my dear life

    Twitter: @sanktbrekker

    8. And some that are already looking to the future:

    me and bestie jessie mei li on our way to make the writers give alina a corruption arc

    Twitter: @stqrkovs


    jessie mei li supports dark!alina, i’ve won

    Twitter: @darklingcrows


    i apologize for the person i will become when we get jessie mei li in alina's white hair at the end of s2

    Twitter: @brekkvers

    11. A tweet that highlighted the crossover I never knew I needed:

    jessie mei li as the 14th doctor when

    Twitter: @nblwfahey

    12. And one that's crossing Shadow and Bone with another universe:

    alina starkov: gold - literally the sun - eagerness to learn - complex - heroic

    13. Also, some of us are literally ready to marry Alina:

    Twitter: @silverpendruid

    14. This tweet that wants you to be honest with yourself:

    alina starkov loml is Not boring and Very cute stop lying !!!!

    Twitter: @wesperHQ

    15. Some tweets that show how important diversity and representation is:

    not to be personal but as someone who is mixed like Jessie Mei Li it means a lot to me to see her playing Alina. Like ooo that’s me too !! Idk seeing her face brightens my day 🥺

    Twitter: @artemisduology


    jessie mei li being a queer neurodivergent gender non-conforming woman of colour starring in a critically acclaimed netflix live action tv series of one of my FAVOURITE fantasy novels is something so special to me

    Twitter: @lirgorpio


    no because im abt to make jessie mei li as alina starkov my entire personality, i have never felt so represented

    Twitter: @starsummonerr

    18. And a couple that shouldn't be as funny as they are:

    Oh look it’s darkles and sparkles #ShadowandBoneNetflix #Darkling #AlinaStarkov

    Twitter: @ZutaraSeason


    Basking in the glow of Alina Starkov 🙄 #ShadowAndBone #ShadowandBoneNetflix

    Twitter: @UmmeHabiba255

    20. Plus one for my fellow Shadow and Bone Swifties:

    home is where the heart is, but god i love the english

    Twitter: @starlesswraith

    21. A reminder that Alina is a Sun Summoner who doesn't need any man:

    what's the best part of malina or darklina? ALINA STARKOV EXACTLY

    Twitter: @angelxdaisy


    say what you want about alina starkov but she really went through so much and came out of it still standing strong. book!alina and show!alina stood up to a manipulator and fought for agency over herself. i honestly love her story sm.

    Twitter: @sulisaint

    23. In conclusion:

    i'll never stop thinking about jessie mei li as alina starkov

    Twitter: @aescuIus

    Can't get enough of Shadow and Bone? Find out which character you are, watch the cast find out if they'd survive the Fold, and read up on everyone's favorite character: Milo the Goat.