Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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.


my review

Siege and Storm (Grisha Verse, #2)Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

DNF at 70%

I really liked the first book but this one, oh boy… What a disappointment, truly! The first 40% or so were all right but then it slowly just went downhill. I felt like nothing really happened and the worst part were the main characters. From the 70% mark till the end I just skimmed the book and was so not impressed by what I read. Alina went back to her immature, at times even bitchy character. Not to mention how weak she was. I honestly don’t see what they all saw in her. Like what great leader, what wonderful love interest, what great personality…WHERE WERE THEY?!!! Because I sure as heck didn’t see any of them! And to be honest, I kinda understood why Mal turned out they way he did by the end of the story. By they way Alina behaved it’s no wonder he would do the crazy things he did. Drinking, fighting and not to mention that lovely scene with such ‘lovely’ person. Not that I condone that kind of behaviour, not by a long shot. I’m just saying I can understand what drove him to it, that’s all. The only two characters that I liked were the Darkling (yes, I still like him and if you don’t like that then I don’t really care…) and Nikolai. At least they made the whole story a bit more interesting and kept things fresh. Not like the rest of the characters…


All I can say is that I’m glad I only bough the first book in paperback. Otherwise I don’t know what I would do with them. They’d probably just collect dust and space on my shelves…

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