Review: Siege and Storm


Title: Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Source: Purchased
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Rating: ★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


This is another great book in the Grisha Verse!

I love the way that Leigh Bardugo has built a world, but she doesn’t explain it too much. We are just thrown into it and have to learn our way around. But it feels so much more real this way.

Alina’s story moved very quickly in this book. It takes place in a short amount of time, compared to the first novel. She really changes and develops as a character.

The Darkling is such a mysterious character. He’s strange and hard to understand, but I want to learn more about him. Hopefully more will come to light in the next story.

I can’t wait to keep reading through all of Bardugo’s books!


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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