Are you looking for something to get through Droughtlander? Turning to other books will help, and the Shadow and Bone books are worth the watch.
The books are part of the Grishaverse, which is much bigger than just the Shadow and Bone trilogy. There is the Six of Crows duology, which is important for those who have watched the Netflix series. The Netflix show combines the different books in the Grishaverse.
The initial series tells the story of Alina, an orphan and mapmaker who finds out that she is destined to be much bigger. She’s the prophecized Sun Summoner, but can she trust everyone who claims they want to help her?
As for the duology, that goes into the Crows, a group that will certainly make you think of the Peaky Blinders. Kaz is very much like Tom Shelby, although that was never the initial inspiration. We follow the Crows as they try to succeed in their world.
Why read the Shadow and Bone books during Droughtlander
The books follow the story of a young girl trying to find her place in the world. While these books are YA compared to the more adult storyline in Outlander, there are still some similarities. Claire has to figure out who she can trust throughout her time in the past, while Alina has to figure that out as she realizes that she’s actually something far more special in the world of Ravka.
There is also a sort-of love story and sort-of love triangle. Alina has a best friend Mal, who she is certainly interested in. However, she forms a connection with The Darkling, which brings its own relationship mess and psychological drama.
In Six of Crows, you’ll fall in love with the story between Kaz and Inej. There’s a reason everyone ships them during the Netflix series.
There is a lot of betrayal, a lot of drama, and much more. This is a book series to read if you like something set in a fantasy world with plenty of magical elements.