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Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2)

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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ISBN : 14061955
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 435 pages
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Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) Reviews

  • Wendy Darling

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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
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  • Kiki

    The Good:

    1. Alina and her inner dark anti-hero

    2. Nikolai

    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

    The Bad:

    1. Mal

    2. Mal, cause I seriously hate that asshole

    3. The confusing and vague nature of Alina's powers

    4: MAL

    The Ugly:

    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
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  • Sana

    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

    "'Not my type, but handsome.'

    My brows shot up. In my experience, Mal was just about everyone's type."

    "They were all gawking at Mal. It was hard not to."

    "He's probably so used to it, he doesn't even notice it anymore."


    ◇As I've probably mentioned in my review for Shadow and Bone, Mal is such a handsome little fellow and "just about everyone's type." All the girls fall for him and no one can resist his handsomeness. Like, we get it you're handsome, Alina and other girls can't resist you, his handsomeness was mentioned in the first book and now again several times here. LIKE,, I GET IT HE'S HANDSOME, NO NEED TO FUCKING REPEAT IT AGAIN IN THE SECOND BOOK. And please, I can resist his bullshitty beauty.

    "I have loved you all my life, Mal," I whispered through my tears. "There is no end to our story."


    *screams* NO NO NO, THIS CANNOT BE FUCKING HAPPENING. I DON'T EVEN GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE PLOT OR ANYTHING, THIS BOOK COULD HAVE GOTTEN SUCH A HIGHER MOTHER FUCKING RATING IF MAL AND ALINA NEVER HAPPENED. This pissed me off so much. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I SHIPPED THE DARKLING AND ALINA?? Imagine my fucking disappointment when I find out Alina falls in love with...with this thing. *screams some more* FUCKING MAL, I HOPE YOU GET YOUR DICK EATEN BY SHARKS.

    Bullshit #2: The love square

    Well, I have officially read a book where not one, not two, but three guys have a thing for the same fucking girl. Mal, The Darkling and now Nikolai.

    "I want to kiss you,” Nikolai said. “But I won’t. Not until you’re thinking of me instead of trying to forget him."


    Are you fucking kidding me? Honestly at this point, I just...I just want everyone in this book except for The Darkling and Alina to live, making babies. kthx. Also, at this point, someone's grandpa is probably going to have the hots for Alina.

    Bullshit #3: The Plot

    Lmao, I'm sorry, you say plot? WHAT. FUCKING. PLOT??? This book is legit a fucking back and forth between Alina and the motherfucking Mal getting caught, then escaping The Darkling, getting caught, escaping The Darkling over and fucking over again. Literally stop playing these fucking cat and mouse chase games and Mal die. Alina go help out the Darkling and fuck him in his bed, WHY YOU TRYIN' TO RUN AWAY?? Literally all they did was run and escape from The Darkling whenever he caught him and it was so fucking irritating like pls stop I'm losing more and more brain cells.

    I was so fucking bored reading this bullshit, it was to the point where I just wanted to rip the pages from the book and eat them.

    Bullshit #4: Mal and Alina's relationship problems

    Ugh, Jesus Christ, WHY YOU GOTTA TORTURE ME LIKE THIS AUTHOR??? Listen up, I do. not. give. a. single. fuck. about. Mal. and. Alina's. relationship. and. more. than. half. this. book. was. them. having. relationship. probelems,, fighting. and. confessing. their. love. Let me repeat,, I DO NOT GIVE A SINGLE FUCK ABOUT THEM. So fucking annoying I have lost the will to copy paste the quote where Alina was mad at him for kissing another girl.

    There was a huge lack of The Darkling.

    This is probably the biggest reason why I hated this book. The Darkling was barely mentioned and I just literally continued to read this series just for him. My daddy was barely in this fucking book, pls leave me and let me cry.

    Also I don't really get the Nikolai hype,, like he's cool and all but IDC about him.

    Overall, ASFBQEUFBGE2RIUGBVP;EOQGBRO[UETBGO24T[4W

    I AM MAD. ANXBDKDBSKBDAGHUDYJ ...more

  • Katerina

    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

  • karen

    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

    He dropped his hand. "He doesn't belong here."

    He belongs with me, I wanted to shout. But I knew it wasn't true. I thought of Mal's bruised face, of him pacing back and forth like a caged animal, of him spitting blood and beckoning to Eskil for more. Go on. I thought of him holding me in his arms as we crossed the True Sea. The map blurred as my eyes filled with tears.

    "Let him go," said Nikolai.

    "Go where? Chasing after some mythical creature that may not even exist? On some impossible quest into mountains crawling with Shu?"

    "Alina," Nikolai said softly. "that's what heroes do."

    "I don't want him to be a hero!"

    "He can't change who he is any more than you can stop being Grisha."

    It was an echo of what I'd said only hours ago, but I didn't want to hear it.

    "You don't care what happens to Mal," I said angrily. "You just want to get rid of him."

    "If I wanted you to fall out of love with Mal, I'd make him stay here. I'd let him keep soaking his troubles in kvas and acting like a wounded ass. But is this really the life you want for him?"

    I took a shaky breath. It wasn't. I knew that. Mal was miserable here. He'd been suffering since the moment we arrived, but I had refused to see it. I'd railed at him for wanting me to be something I couldn't, and all the while, I'd demanded the same thing from him. I brushed the tears from my cheeks. There was no point in arguing with Nikolai. Mal had been a soldier. He wanted purpose. Here it was, if I would just let him take it.


    i just realized that both of these passages involve alina crying, which is a little misleading. yeah, she cries a lot - she's going through a lot of shit here. but she's also learning to grow into her role in terms of her emotional armor - assuming the public face of her power, suppressing her humanity to become a leader worthy of respect.

    I bit down hard on my lip to silence the sob that shook my my chest. That's good, I thought as the tears spilled over. That way the servants won't hear.

    and it's a tough transition, but an important lesson about the sacrifices that have to be made to attain and hold power - the mask that needs to be maintained.



    a tough lesson, but education is never a waste, indeed.

    so, yeah - much better than the first one, and i am looking forward to the third, despite the warnings people have given me. and i do want more darkling, who was used all-too-sparingly (albeit effectively) here. ...more

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~

    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
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  • Emily May



    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
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  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    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.

    Because BORED.

    And because life is too short and my shelves too full.

    Oh well.

    Onward!