Friday Reads: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing a few quotes from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I started this series for a previous challenge and I ended up putting it aside. I am ready to give it another try this summer because I know that I am going to love it.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: Siege and Storm by Leigh BardugoTitle: Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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Summary (from Goodreads):

The second book in The Grisha Trilogy by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows.

Darkness never dies.

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, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But 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.

Siege and Storm is the second book in The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Book one, Shadow and Bone, is a New York Times bestseller, and book 3, Ruin and Rising, is an Amazon Best Book of the Year and a USA Today bestseller. This title has Common Core connections, and this deluxe paperback edition features bonus materials like an interview with Leigh Bardugo, a bonus short story, "The Tailor," and more.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

BOOK BEGINNING

The boy and the girl had once dreamed of ships, long ago, before they’d ever seen the True Sea. They were the vessels of stories, magic ships with masts hewn from sweet cedar and sails spun by maidens from thread of pure gold.

FRIDAY 56

The week wore on, and on the sixth day, Genya woke me early. As I gathered my wits, I realized it was barley dawn. Fear sliced through me.

THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed the Six of Crows duology, and I loved the first book in The Grisha trilogy so much. I am hoping that this time around I feel differently about Siege and Storm because I know how much everyone loves this series.

About Leigh Bardugo

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Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Aug 2017) and The Language of Thorns (Sept 2017).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

21 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Jaime Lester says:

    This is one of those series that, on paper, I should have LOVED. But for whatever reason, I just did not like it at all. And it stinks, because from other peoples perspectives, it sounds AWESOME. Oh well, I reckon not all of them will work for everyone. Glad you are enjoying the series!

    • The Candid Cover says:

      I had the same feeling when I started reading this one last time. I pushed through it and ended up enjoying it. Not all books are for everyone and I totally get it. 😉

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