Title: Siege and Storm
Series: The Grisha #2
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Review: This book definitely met my expectations as a sequel! I loved this book even though there was less of the Darkling. You do get to meet a new character that is brilliant and amazing which makes the absance of the Darkling more bearable.
You get to learn more about Mal the boy Alina grew up with as they travel together. They are a couple in this book and they go through so many challenges. As kids it was always strong Mal and weak Alina. Alina now had the ability to protect herself and Mal is still the same powerless person he was before. They have to learn to except each other despite there differences.
I loved being in Ravka again it is such a beautiful world. I loved seeing the Grisha with their powers and the events that played out throughout the story. So much happened a new character is introduced and he plays a big role in the events that unravel. I loved how things played out. Throughout the book Alina wants to find the other Amplifiers. She wants to help people and she realizes she needs power, more power than the Darkling has so she can stop him.
Alina has to learn to except herself for the way she is now. She cannot go back to being the weak Alina that was in the army. She must learn to be strong because there are so many challenges she must face. She is now being called a saint by some of the people in Ravka she must learn to adjust to her new found position and learn to accept it.
This book was a beautiful sequel. I love this world and I could not put the book down. I am so excited to read the third book, Ruin and Rising, once it comes out in June. I hope it wraps everything up beautifully and answers all unanswered questions. I hope it is as equally beautiful as the first two books so that I might be able to love the world of Ravka even more. I absolutely recommend reading the sequel.