Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha, #2
Genres: YA, fantasy
Darkness never dies. Alina and Mal are on the run. Hunted and haunted, but together at last, they can’t outrun Alina’s past or her destiny forever. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and he needs Alina to realise his dangerous plan. There are others who would like to use Alina’s gift too. And as her power grows, somehow, she must choose between her country, her power, and her love – or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
“What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.”
Siege and Storm is a wonderful sequel to Shadow and Bone, adding dragons, pirates and hidden princes to the Grisha-verse, so I’ll keep this short. Here’s my three favourite things about this book.
1 – Nikolai. My favourite new addition, in both his guises. He’s such a colourful and fun personality (something Mal and Alina can be lacking) whilst also being oddly vunerable at times.
2 – Tamar and Tolin. Bad-ass fighters, rebel non-Palace Grisha and dedicated to protecting Alina. What’s not to like?
3 – Alina. She stepped up to the plate a lot more in this book. Sure, there were still times when she wasn’t the most pro-active character but she was a lot more independent and confident in herself this time round.