Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: June 4th, 2013
Read: March 23-27th, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Series: The Grisha #2
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Source: Winnipeg Public Library

Description from 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.


Darkness never dies
  Mmmmmmm Nikolai. In this sequel to Shadow and Bone I found myself in the same prodicument as I did in the first novel. There was just too much stuff to wrap my head around. With all the different Grisha jobs, the different powers and finally the different language. I would always find myself with a headache and couldn't enjoy myself.  Even with the headache I very much enjoyed Prince Nikolai, seriously he's my favourite. He's so full of a deeper knowledge, I don't really know what to call it but what he says just always gets to me, and his sass! I can't get enough of it.
  Even though I found that this book was a little too much for me personally to handle and never deeply understood the first two novels in the series I will definitely give the final book in the series, Ruin and Rising a try because seriously? This series really does deserve it.
  Ruin and Rising releases June 17th, 2014 and is the final book in The Grisha Trilogy.


Favourite Quote:

“The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.” ~Nikolai 

Recommend to People Who Enjoy: 

Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Paranormal, Magic

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