Siege and Storm is the second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy by 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.
I struggled to get through this book. Like Shadow and Bone, I still didn’t connect with the main characters but enjoyed the Captain of the ship Alina and Mal ended up on.
There were great twists in the story but still couldn’t connect with the characters. I could see slight character growth but it always changed to be self deprecating which frustrated me.
I feel like some people would enjoy the book.