Thursday, May 23, 2013

Brad About Books: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Read from February 15 to 16, 2013
Expected Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt (Macmillan)
Format: ARC
Page Count: 448 pages
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Series: Grisha, #2

This review is entirely spoiler free, even if you haven't read Shadow and Bone.

Darkness never dies.

Before I begin, let me start off by saying that Siege and Storm is my favorite book of 2013, and one of my favorite books of all time. So of course, I will be gushing throughout this entire review. Because Siege and Storm is one (if not, the best) of my favorite sequels of all time. This book is phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal.

Oh gosh, wow, I can't begin to describe to you all how wonderfully fantastic Siege and Storm is. If you loved Shadow and Bone, prepare to have your mind blown to the max. There is not a single flaw with Siege and Storm - none. Everything flows and fits together so perfectly, and I'm mesmerized of how amazingly Bardugo built upon the Grisha world even more. She not only topped Shadow and Bone, she knocked it out of the ballpark. Siege and Storm is easily the best sequel I have ever read and is now one of my new favorite books ever!

Two words: Ice. Dragons.

Talk about awesome characters. I thought that Alina was amazing in Shadow and Bone - in Siege and Storm, she morphs into something fiercer and stronger than I've ever seen or would have thought she could. Alina is the new Katniss for me; I adore her so much! And she's not the only fantastic character. Mal, The Darkling and Sturmhond were all equally amazing. Bardugo has a way of crafting her characters together so wonderfully that makes them either great and makes the reader want to root for them OR so wicked and foul and disgusting and you love them anyway. Pretty much. I'm sorry, but I can't stop gushing over Siege and Storm. Definitely the best book of 2013.

That ending. Oh my gosh, that ending. No spoilers whatsoever here, but that ending shattered me. It tore me apart, threw me around, shook me and all together broke me. Let's just say that I need Ruin and Rising insanely. Oh gosh, that ending was cruel... but amazing!

Overall, Siege and Storm is an enthralling and phenomenal second book in a promising trilogy. I'm so excited to see what happens book three, but after the ending of book two, it'll probably crumple me. Siege and Storm is an action-packed tale of redemption, love and sacrifice. I adore this book.


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1 comment:

  1. YES! So excited for this one. Ooh ice dragons! What more do you need to say? Sold! :-) Fab review!


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