Siege and Storm
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.Enter the Grishaverse with book two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: Nikolai Lantsov character art and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov's power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner - hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can't outrun their enemies for long.The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina's magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling's deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice - and only she can face the oncoming storm.Read all the books in the Grishaverse!The Shadow and Bone Trilogy(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and RisingThe Six of Crows DuologySix of CrowsCrooked KingdomThe King of Scars DuologyKing of ScarsRule of WolvesThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicThe Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of MagicThe Lives of SaintsPraise for the Grishaverse "A master of fantasy." -The Huffington Post "Utterly, extremely bewitching." -The Guardian "The best magic universe since Harry Potter." -Bustle "This is what fantasy is for." -The New York Times Book Review "[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." -NPR "The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." -Entertainment Weekly "Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." -USA Today "There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." -Vanity Fair "Unlike anything I've ever read." -Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent "Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" -Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
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"MY HEART IS TORN. I read the first half of the book and I almost DNFed it because Alina and Mal were ******* me off every chapter. But then I skimmed the second half and IT WAS GOOD. The plot was GOOD. I read about the battles and such, and the ending. That ending was unexpected lol. But yeah, love-hate relationship. I think I’m okay with not reading the third book. Another thing to note. I really appreciated the fact that Alina didn’t get a lot of romantic scenes with the Darkling. I know he’s hot and villainous and all, but the guy is straight up psychotic. I don’t think he would ever be capable of loving Alina like Mal does. I think he knows how to win over Alina’s heart, but he’s doing it because he’s infatuated with her power. My point is…the way he treated Alina was…not okay, and I am happy they’re not together."
"Not sure why so many people hate on this book because I absolutely enjoyed it! I loved the pirate vibes at the beginning and the new characters are so cool! The miscommunication between Alina (mc) and Mal (her love interest) was a bit annoying but definitely needed for the plot. The ending was a little bit disappointing but I am still super excited for part 3 "
"Siege and Storm takes you on a wild ride along with Alina, Mal and now new friends/allie’s who will help her defeat the darkling and his reign of terror. Although Alina has learned to conjure and control sun summoning, it is not enough to destroy the Shadow Fold. She searches by land, sea and air, to find the objects that will help amplify her magic. S&S is packed with action and adventure. It was very hard to put down! I can’t wait for season 2 on Netflix. "
"Finally I sat down and I ask myself why am I reading this trilogy. Because I fell head over heels for "Six of Crows" and wanted to learn more of the Grishaverse. I didn't care if The Six had plot holes or anything else because it was so epic and fun I pushed all the errors aside even thought the relentless crew gave me anxiety. Also the character for "King of Scars" begins here and I am so hyped for that.<br/><br/>To explain my idiocy, Alina, she doesn't read like a main character. Not relatable, not likeable, and she has zero ambition. Alina does have flaws which I appreciate, it makes her more human but I still don't care for her. Funny enough her character arc does start heading in a unique direction here and I like it, but until she gets there I'm just ambling along waiting. Though there was a set back when Alina tryed to be head of an army, it was just so unusual and selfish to me. With no experience, again no ambition, only power, to me she had no right.<br/><br/>The world building was much better. And I would say the pacing was stronger but yet again the beginning of the story was compelling the middle dull and the ending riveting. Though this book was definitely bulkier with politics and dynamics and I love the bonus material at the end especially "The Tailor" Genya's story. Except reading about Genya made it more apparent how far Alina is from being a true protagonist. Especially when I enjoyed Genya much more in just a few short pages than Alina.<br/><br/>Oh Nikolai, if only Rober Downey Jr. were still young and had blonde hair. When he won over the soldiers at his brothers back he won me over as well. Aside from all his snark he actually went out into the world to make himself a better King if he were to succeed his brother someday. So even though he made you want to cave his beautiful face in, Nikolai had a hungery determination and it made me want to continue reading.<br/><br/>"Shadow and Bone" trilogy is above all missing the connections between characters. The author only seems to be aware of the three mains, except in this one Nickolai has taken the Darklings place. All the other characters could die or disappear and none would be the wiser. The comradery, the bliss of a win, or the feeling of a crushing defeat was non existent. Honestly after reading Genya's short story at the end I realized multiple povs would have did this trilogy wonders. Anything to get out from under Alina and the dullness that comes with her. I see now that I could care for these people but without proper time with them it's not going to happen anytime soon and they have already begun to die off."