Alternative Cover Edition #1 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 cant 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 Darklings 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....
|Title||:||Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2)|
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Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) Reviews
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4.5 stars Siege and Storm is an exquisite jewel of a book. The second installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy is full of adventure and magic--and in my view, it's even better than Shadow and Bone.
There are flying ships. A thrilling, poignant scene with a magnificent white ice dragon. A whirling, frenzied volcra attack in the night. A sobering ride through the city of Novokribirsk, where name ...more
1. Alina and her inner dark anti-hero
3. Nikolai's face
4. Nikolai's clothes
5. Everything Nikolai said
6. Everything Nikolai did
7. The last 10%, in which some stuff actually happened
2. Mal, cause I seriously hate that asshole
3. The confusing and vague nature of Alina's powers
1. How oddly fixated I am with this strange series and how invested I am in it despite lukewarm pacing and plotting and holes in the worldbuilding
All I want from the next book is ...more
This book was such a massive disappointment, considering I actually really enjoyed the first book. Half of the time reading this book was me pissed-fucking-off and filled with all bullshit in the world I can't fucking even. Also, there are going to be spoilers ahead for this book. You have been warned.
※Bullshit #1: Mal. Ew.
What an annoying little mother fucker. You should probably know by now I fucking hate this guy more than anything in the world. WHY IS HE EVEN A PART OF THIS SERIES? Ugh he p ...more
Yup, I'm still insanely in love with the Darkling. I'm going to burn in Hell. Or rule the world with him as his Queen of Darkness, whatever comes first.
“I know the truth in your heart. The loneliness. The growing knowledge of your own difference. The ache of it.”
Alina tried to deny it, the connection and the similarities with him, but she could't hide from the truth. Her purpose seemed clear; rebuild the Second Army, defeat the Darkling, destroy the Fold, free Ravka, find the third amplifier ...more
so, yes - i found this book much more satisfying and original than the first volume. for one, i thought the writing was better, but also the themes are darker and truer than those in the first. there's more tension in this one, as alina ascends into a position of even greater power which separates her from her old life, and complicates her relationship with mal. accustomed to being the more capable of the two, mal is forced to accept that alina has responsibilities that are beyond him, and altho ...more
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
*CAUTION: SOME SWEARING BECAUSE I'M KINDA ANGRY*
ALSO THERE MAY BE MILD SPOILERS FROM BOOK 1, I TRIED TO TAG THEM! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
The reason I'm giving this a 2.5 stars is because I really enjoyed some of the characterization present here. I really don't care about what's going on with the central plot, unfortunately. I think Bardugo did a better job fleshing out her world in this installment, and when I say that I mean the locations mentioned and the political atmosph ...more
This rating might come as a surprise after I was so excited to get reacquainted with the Darkling in my early status update. However, if it hadn't been for the scenes with the Darkling, this book would have probably only received one star - it's only his characterisation, his different layers and, let's face it, his sexiness that convinced me to rate this at two stars. Maybe I could stretch to 2.5 if I close my eyes and picture the Darkling like this:
I usually approach the sequels to three star ...more
DNF @ 40%
Annnnnnd, I'm gonna wave the white flag here, peeps.
Despite having already read book one...
Despite having ALL three books physically on my shelf...
Despite those books being guarded by my beloved John Wick Funko POP...
I must bid adieu and part with said technicolor beauties.
And because life is too short and my shelves too full.