Shadow & Bones Readalikes

Created on January 20, 2022, 4:21 pm

Last Updated January 20, 2022, 4:33 pm

Last week, Netflix started streaming Shadow and Bone, their highly anticipated adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse books. Want books like the series, but you've already read (or don't want to read) the books? Not a problem! These novels have all the intrigue, and some of the length, of the Grishaverse.
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While the Grishaverse is set in an alternate Imperial Russia, Tahir's series is set in an alternate ancient Rome. It's full of action and suspense, even as it deals with some heavy topics.
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Though much shorter than the Grishaverse series, Taylor's writing is just as complex, and the story just as compelling and full of twists and turns.
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Parents don't feature at all in the Grishaverse, but in Pon's novel, a missing parent is the catalyst for all the action. It's a classic quest novel with evil demons, flying chariots, and really good food.
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Shannon has packed dragons, court intrigue, secret societies, and a love story into one nearly 900-page epic fantasy novel.
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Like the expansive Grishaverse, Carey's Kushiel's Legacy series spans nine novels. Unlike Bardugo's novels, this series is steamy and heavy on the interplay of court politics, spycraft, and secrecy.
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It's all about who is going to inherit the kingdom, in this medieval fantasy of sisters jostling for position while their father goes mad.
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