Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha #2 (2/3)
Published by Henry Holt & Co. on June 5, 2013
Genres: [Young Adult] High/Epic Fantasy
4 Stars, Completed June 25, 2015
– contains minor SPOILERS –
I honestly still have no clue how I feel about this book. So prepare to read a confusing review. Oh, and I hate using caps in my reviews but it was (sort of) necessary for this one.
Siege and Storm begins with Alina and Mal on the run after the events of Shadow and Bone. At the end of the first installment, Alina makes a vow to leave the Grisha life. However, the Darkling’s advice about Mal never being able to understand her innate Grisha gifts and the loneliness that comes with immortality starts to settle in, and Alina is beginning to have doubts. Alina’s even more confused about her own feelings when she learns that another amplifier exists. She’s not sure whether her motivation to seek out the Sea Whip is fueled by her desire to stop the Darkling from controlling her and ruining Ravka further or whether it’s for her own avarice. And it troubles her that this possible greed ties her to the Darkling and his selfish endeavors. Siege and Storm is another story focusing on the battle to free Ravka, but this time Alina has to fight the war between right and wrong raging in her mind as well.