This book in 3 words: exciting, astonishing, agonizing
Title: Siege and Storm
Writer: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: #Fantasy #youngadult
Length: 432 pages
My rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Paperback, Published by Square Fish
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.
Usually, the second book of series is the middle book with no real story behind it. They explain the things in the first book and prepares the reader to the next one. You either love them or hate them. This time I loved it!
Leigh Bardugo did a fantastic job with her second book of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy. Siege and Storm gave new characters that were likeable and funny. Characters were also a little bit deeper compared to the first book which was a good thing! Although I can not help it. I wished the relationships could have gone deeper regardless of the young adult genre.
The twists and turns were better than in the first book. I enjoyed Siege and Storm and could not put it down. I read it faster than the first one. It was interesting to follow the relationship between Mal and Alina after the happenings in a first book. I still don’t like Mal, but I understand the connection Alina has to him.
My favourite quote from Siege and Storm:
“The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.”
ps. The Steampunk gave a good addition to this book. Loved it too!