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Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Review: Siege and Storm

14061955Title: Siege and Storm
Series: The Grisha #2
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 432
Source: Own
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Summary: Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm. 

Rating: 4.5

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.



  1. Great review! I've been wanting to start on this series ever since it came out but I procrastinated because of the HUGE hype surrounding it

    1. Yes there is a lot of hype, but it it SO worth it! There's an offiial re-read of the series group on goodreads so you can read the first two books before the third comes out :)

  2. I'm super excited to read this next book! I just finished Shadow and Bone last week and found it amazing!!!