Siege and Storm
Siege and Storm
(The Grisha #2)
Published: June 4th, 2013
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
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SEE MY REVIEW OF SHADOW AND BONE HERE
SIEGE AND STORM was AMAZINGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! So utterly amazing!! I forgot how much I loved this world in SHADOW AND BONE, but I was pleasantly pleased to have SIEGE AND STORM remind me of just how much this series means to me!! I'm just mad that I waited so long to read it. But.... on the other hand, I'm happy I did wait because I was able to dive right into RUIN AND RISING, the last book in the trilogy (Which I'm reading now and loving it just as much as SIEGE AND STORM, if not more. Shhh... no hints ;)
SIEGE AND STORM has this darkness about it that no other book I've read ever had. And it was refreshing to have a book with such darkness, yet a light that's breaking through the barrier to bring balance into the story. It was amazing, to say the least!!
Alina Starkov is on the run from her last encounter with the vicious Darkliing. He's hunted Alina in the past, and she knows he's hunting her now. And he'll continue to hunt her until he captures her and possesses her Sun Gift Power she wields. He's evil and deadly and has nothing but darkness inside of him. He will unleash a tornado of dead bodies in his wake until he gets what he wants, and he wants Alina, all of her...
Alina just barely made it out alive in her last battle with The Darkling, and she's not ready to take that chance again. Her and her best friend and love of her life Mal, escaped the fold, but not without paying a high price in blood. Lots of lives were sacrificed for them to escape. Now Alina and Mal are just trying to lay low and make enough money to disappear together and leave their terrible past behind them, forever. But The Darkling is not ready to let her go, he's on her trail, and he'll find her, he always does, but this time he might just take all that she loves.
Alina and Mal will have to join forces with a powerful ally if their going to survive. They realize they can't run from The Darkling, they can't escape him, the only way to be rid of him and his evilness is to end him of his wretched life once and for all! As their plans make a 180 in a different direction, and more problems arise, they will have to be prepared not to run from The Darkling, but go to war with him, but this time, she may not make it out alive...
SIEGE AND STORM was sooo much better then the first book SHADOW AND BONE! And the first book blew me away, but this book was EXPLOSIVE!!! We were introduced to new characters in this second book, and Sturmhond was one of them. And let me tell you, he was so dreamy and funny, and totally swoon worthy!! I just wish he was in the first book too, and we were able to get more of him!!!
Overall SIEGE AND STORM was one of the best books I've read this year. And that's saying a lot because I've read some pretty awesome books this year!! But SIEGE AND STORM has come very close to the top!! If you like darkness, with a touch of light, good versus evil, and a deadly game of catch the mouse in the trap, then I'm sure you're going to love SIEGE AND STORM as much as I did!!!
NOTE: I received an ARC for reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way!!
5 Bone Hearts
~~~ AUDIO IMPRESSIONS ~~~
The audiobook of SIEGE AND STORM was the best audiobook I've ever heard. And I'm not talking about the story either. I mean the story was amazing by itself. But I'm talking about the acting, the performance of the narrator.
the narrator, was such an awesome storyteller. She was able to be 10 different characters at one time, and sound so different with each one. Each character had a different way of talking, a different personality, and she was able to portray each character the way my mind would picture them acting or sounding like. And she was able to pull it off and make me believe it could be a different voice, but of course I knew it wasn't. But that's just how amazing was in preforming this audiobook!! I will listen to anything this narrator voices, well as long as the story sounds good!! But some narrators just can't pull it off to get you into the story, no matter how well the story is written. But there no problem like that here in the audiobook of SIEGE AND STORM!!!
~ AUDIOBOOK RATING ~
5 Bone Hearts
5 Bone Hearts