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Siege and Storm

Bardugo, Leigh (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Hunted across the True Sea and 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.
Authors: Bardugo, Leigh
Title: Siege and storm
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 435 pages :,map ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Hunted across the True Sea and 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.
Audience: 730
Alternate Title: Siege & storm
ISBN: 9780805094602
Statement of Responsibility: Leigh Bardugo
Subject Headings: Magic Juvenile fiction. Monsters Juvenile fiction. Orphans Juvenile fiction. Magic Fiction. Monsters Fiction. Orphans Fiction. Fantasy.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Magic
LCCN: 2012046361
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Sep 01, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Alina and Mal only wish for freedom. After a short respite we are plunged right back into the action, with them once again getting captured and escaping. Having discovered that Ravka is on the verge of collapse, both guilt and responsibility call Alina back to try and stop the Darkling. It is only with new powers and allies that she will have any chance of winning. As Alina changes, she struggles with thoughts of whether this is a good thing or not. Is she becoming a selfless saint, or descending into greedy darkness like the Darkling? She wants neither to happen, but she may have no choice. By gaining power, both in terms of command and through obtaining new amplifiers, she starts to feel isolated. Not even Mal's love for her can counteract this, and with Prince Nikolai there to complicate matters, a wedge forms between them. While there is not much else to the plot other than escaping and planning, the interactions between characters and Alina's internal struggles are more than enough to retain our interest. The author leaves us off at a tantalizing point, hoping that all this destruction will lead to rebirth.

Aug 22, 2014
  • ivych99 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Maybe it wasn't as exciting as the first book, but I still love it and can't wait to read the final book in the trilogys. :D

Jul 12, 2014
  • sbryant124 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Alina is stupid and whiny. Mal is irritating and Nikolai tries just a bit too hard with the witty repartee.

Jun 09, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

WOW! What a great improvement from Shadow and Bone
Its fast paced with lots of action and interesting side characters. The romance is still kind of meh but its tolerable. My advice is to put the romance on the backburner and focus on the events happening around them. Alina continues to be a bore for the former half of the book and then BOOM! suddenly were supposed to believe that shes becomes this great leader and tactician? lol Right...that was funny but I liked the little twist in the end, that was surprisingly smart of her.
There are some really nice eye-opening conversations in the book that bring light to character dynamics. One that comes to mind is between Alina and Baghra.

Alina was kind of a dumb heroine…

May 23, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This sequel allows Alina and Mal barely a chapter or two of freedom before they are in the thick of it again. One side the Darkling and the Grisha want her for their own ends, on the other a new character wants her to help rule the land justly and fairly in an attempt to overthrow the current heir, and then there's the cult of people who have come to see Alina as a saint and saviour or their land and way of life. Alina has barely found her feet with her power when she's thrust into politics of all kinds. Meanwhile Mal, who has always been a solider, is suffering in his current role as well is role in Alina's life. The two of them seem as destined for ruin as the land is. There's new characters abound here as well as new perspectives while at the same time you are still very much in the point of view of a girl who has power and importance for the first time in her life and she is trying to reconcile her need for that with whatever is left of the girl she once was, the girl that Mal fell in love with. Fans of the first book will not be disappointed and I am eager to see what is waiting for us this summer with the finale!

Jan 14, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely brilliant. I was sucked in from the first page, even though I went in hesitantly, worried that like most sequels, this would fall short. My concerns were for nothing. I actually liked this one a whole lot more than the first one. I may be developed a slightly completely all consuming obsession with a certain privateer in this novel. I am eagerly, obsessively waiting for the 3rd installment.

"Alina, a skilled Sun Summoner, is on the run with her true love Mal. Pursued by the Darkling, a sinister and power-hungry magician, Alina and Mal are thrown into political intrigue and high-seas adventure as they search for the magical amplifiers that might help Alina become powerful enough to defeat the Darkling. Set in a vivid and beautifully crafted fantasy world, this sweeping, action-packed sequel to Shadow and Bone offers intricate plotting and a captivating, conflicted heroine. You'll want to read straight through to the end, but don't forget that there's still one more book coming in this exciting trilogy." August 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=662541

Jun 22, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this autor has done it agin i have red the first one and it is not as good as this one amater afact its better


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Jan 14, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"No, Alina. You came here Ravka. For the Firebird. To lead the Second Army." He tapped the sun overhis heart. "I came here for you. You're my flag. You're my nation. But that doesn't seem to matter anymore." - Mal

Jan 13, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"My mother was an oyster," he said with a wink. "And I'm the pearl." - Sturmhond

Jan 12, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm a prince," said Nikolai. "Being useful isn't part of the job description."

Jan 12, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Watch yourself, Nikolai," Mal said softly. "Princes bleed just like other men."

Nikolai plucked an invisible piece of dust from his sleeve.

"Yes, he said. "They just do it in better clothes."

Jan 12, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Nikolai," he corrected. "But I've also been known to answer to 'sweetheart' or 'handsome.' " - Nikolai Lantsov

Jan 12, 2014
  • Nessa14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Then you and I will have something in common, won't we? Besides, I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important." - Sturmhond


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