on May 23, 2013
New scene from Shadow and Bone told from Genya's point of view.
At 18 pages this story can hardly be considered a book, it’s not even really a story. It’s just a scene, a scene from the very first Grisha book SHADOW AND BONE from a completely different POV. So you may be asking “so why are you reviewing a scene that’s only 18 pages?” Well, there are 2 reasons.
Reason 1: Bardugo’s new non-Grisha book WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER is coming out very soon and I wanted to do something before that review comes out (if I even finish the book on time, oops).
Reason 2: I am Grisha OBSESSED! The series is in my top 5 all time favorites and I have read every Grisha related thing I can get my hands on. So when I found out there was a scene I hadn’t read you know my butt had to fix that IMMEDIATELY.
THE TAILOR is exactly what it sounds like. It is a scene from SHADOW AND BONE told from the POV of Genya, who has always been one of my favorite characters. Genya is not a good person, but neither is she wholly bad. She is complicated, a perfect shade of gray. She lives a life she never wanted, has to do things she really doesn’t want to do in order to take back a small piece of herself from those who have wronged her. The thing is I don’t think this was fully explored enough in the original story.
This is why I appreciated this little 18 page piece so much. Genya gets another layer added to her character. You see first hand what she deals with from the Queen, from the King, and exactly how The Darkling uses that to his advantage. You get a little extra piece of The Darkling’s character as he works his manipulative magic. As a total Darkling fangirl I’m up for anything that gives me more.
As Grisha stuff goes, there’s not much more to say. The story is short and to the point with very little fluff or padding. I just like having these little tidbits swimming around my brain. If you’re not a big Grisha nut, though, it might not be worth reading.
Who is your favorite Grisha character? Share in the comments.
From my shelf to yours,