Sometimes, you are reading a book you don’t have much to say about. This is exactly the case with Siege & Storm, so therefore this will be a very short review.Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Published by Henry Holt on June 4, 2017
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Alternative cover edition of ISBN13: 9780805094602.
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.
So well. This book is good. Five stars. The story picks up a month after Shadow & Bone left off. This makes it super easy to get back into the story. You know things will go wrong, but you don’t know that you will meet Sturmhond right there. He is such a delightful character.
Mal. Yes, Mal. He is annoying. He sticks with Alina although he seems unhappy. He hasn’t got the guts to make his own choices. Ugh.
The only negative comment is that the book was a bit slow. This is the unfortunate case with many second books in trilogies. Despite the fact that this book is somewhat slow, it still is a great read. The action is all packed near the end of the book, which is a good lead towards Ruin & Rising. To be continued!