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Siege and Storm

In YA Book Reviews on March 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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 by Leich Bardugo

YA Fantasy/©2014/434 Pages/The Grisha #2/Recommended for 7th Grade+

Publisher’s Comments (Courtesy of Goodreads):

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.

My Thoughts:

Author Leigh Bardugo has built quite the magical world in her Grisha Trilogy, with Siege and Storm as an excellent follow-up to Shadow and Bone. In fact, I like this one even better. Bardugo’s writing continues to be incredible. Alina has become a more interesting narrator, and some engaging new characters are introduced.  The Darkling takes on a less prominent role in this book, but I have no doubt he will move back to the forefront very soon. The plot is compelling, highly entertaining, and well thought out with lots of intense action and plot twists. As to be expected, it ends with quite the cliffhanger. Lucky for me, I already have the third book and am ready to start on it.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Other Resources:

Leigh Bardudugo’s Website and the World of the Grisha

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