Series: The Grisha #2
on June 4th, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: bought online
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.
In a nutshell? Alina and Mal are on the run from the Darkling. Siege and Storm is an action packed romantic adventure through the Russian country of Ravka.
Sturmhond is a sly and excellent character. His little quips made me laugh. And I love that he’s another contender for Alina. Most love triangles make me gag but in those case, since I love both of the guys, I don’t mind it as much. I also loved how much more dark Alina’s thoughts are only because her power is growing. I can’t wait until more questions are answered about her powers.
What was missing from this book was action. I’m all for alliance building and political intrigue, but sometimes you just want the characters to duke it out and fight for their beliefs. It all ended up being in the end so I was happy enough to read those sequences.
I’m forever and always a Bardugo fan. Love her writing style and the way she weaves her stories together. Brilliant!
Also, props to the Art department, this is one FABULOUS cover design!