Published June 4th 2013
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.
I read Shadow and Bone a really long time ago and while I liked it, I wasn’t emotionally invested in it at all so I put off finishing the series for years. When I finally picked up Siege and Storm, I found myself enjoying it a lot more than the first book.
I was so amazed by the writing style! I loved how beautiful the writing was and how easily everything just flowed. I found myself getting caught up in the story a lot more with Siege and Storm then I did with the first book.
I still wasn’t hard core invested in the characters but I still really enjoyed reading about Alina. I did wish the Darkling was in the story more. I was super curious about the Darkling the entire book and I just wanted to know more.
The pace was so amazing. I was never bored at all and I couldn’t put it down. I actually read this book in less than 24 hours and it’s one of the few books that had me reading late into the night.
Overall, I really loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one. I loved how wonderfully written it was and it’s just an epic fantasy. I highly recommend checking this series out if you hadn’t already.