Siege and Storm Review

July 9, 2014 Reviews 9 ★★★½

Siege and Storm ReviewSiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Grisha #2
Publisher: Macmillan
Date Published: 2013-06-04
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 435
Audiobook Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Rating: three-half-stars
Description: 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, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But 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.

Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:

Siege and Storm was a lot darker and political than Shadow and Bone was. The exciting and new feeling from the first book with the world building and new characters was replaced with a more ‘what’s gonna happen?’ feeling. Now Alina knows what she is, and she is on the run. Unfortunately, on the run means we’re in a bit of a journey book, and you probably already know how I feel about those. Running and hiding from place to place, leaving an obvious trail behind, Alina tries to get away from her visions of The Darkling. But, she’s also searching for something to make herself even more powerful in hopes of defeating The Darkling. But power might corrupt her, so we shall see. I really enjoyed the story line of the other amplifiers and their search was exciting, especially since they are on a pirate ship!!!


I loved Mal in book 1, so I was definitely on that ship for this second installment. For some reason this book decided to introduce yet another romantic interest. I wasn’t fond of that at all. I mean, Nikolai was pretty cool, but meh on that ship. And while I found The Darkling absolutely intriguing in book 1, here he was just a creepy presence. I dunno, not really feeling the romances going on in book 2.


So there is some good set up for the final book and I’m definitely curious to see how it ends. It is on my to read soon for sure.


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Rating Report
Overall: 3.6

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9 Responses to “Siege and Storm Review”

    • Julie

      Yea I need to get the next book soon. I’m trying to avoid reading reviews until I do 🙂

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    *ha* I’m not a big fan of the journey book either, Rose. But I understand their role. I had Shadow and Bone out to read in June but didn’t get there. I’m really curious about this series though. And I’m glad you got some pleasure out of the ‘journey book’ for this series. I don’t know what I’d think about introducing another romantic interest at this juncture. I want to meet Mal, for sure! 😉 And The Darkling has me intrigued. I’ll have to hurry up and read these so we can discuss. 🙂
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    • Julie

      Me, not Rose 😉
      Hope you enjoy the series if you get around to reading it. It is definitely unique.

    • Julie

      Yea I need to go ahead and buy the book and read it already. Maybe that will be my next audiobook after I finish this beast of a book (newest Outlander book).

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