Shadow and Bone
I was expecting this book to be a bit more of a horror story. And I am glad it wasn't. Because I really enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the set up characters. It reminded me somewhat of Kristen Cashore's world building where some people had power and some people didn't and the fear some people in power could create.
Aline is an interesting character. I think my favorite scene was the one at the ball where she released all her tension. Even though it turned horribly in the end the display was amazing and very well written.
I enjoyed this book. Now I just need to find book two for as good of a deal as this one (aka five dollar rack in a second hand book store!)