Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
Leigh Bardugo's Siege and Storm, the second novel in the Grisha Trilogy, is one of my most anticipated reads of 2013! With magic and a Russian influence, Shadow and Bone was one of the most original fantasy novels I read last year, and I can't wait to see how Leigh Bardugo will up the stakes in this sequel. Alina and Mal barely managed to escape last time, and it appears that the Darkling has somehow returned from the Shadow Fold more powerful and dangerous than ever before. I'm so excited for Siege and Storm!