Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
# of Pages: 435
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Do I recommend this book?
Yes, and I definitely recommend the trilogy as a whole.
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot development: 7
Ease of Reading: 9
Summary from Goodreads:
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 Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
So this book started and ended really well, but it also suffered in the middle of the book. There was just this big chunk in the middle where I started to get bored.
That was also the time when the characters started to suffer, too. I just didn’t agree with some of the decisions they made.
On the other hand, there were some new characters introduced in this book that I adored, and there were characters that I thought had great character development.
Like I said, this book started great and full of action, the ending was fantastic, and I’m now really excited to read the last book. But just beware the middle section of this book.
So even though I didn’t like this book nearly as much as I loved Shadow and Bone, it was still a good book, and I can definitely see how it was necessary to set up the story for the third book.