Book two in The Grishaverse series by Leigh Bardugo
Description: 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.
That’s more like it!! The story has picked up and has taken on a bit of a better pace, things are finally happening! And the story is getting really interesting! They’ve added a few new characters and I LOVE Nikolai! He was a much needed change to the story. He adds a fun arrogance and comedic aspect to the story. There’s a lot more fun and lightness in this one, I found myself giggling at quite a few scenes and comments. The Twins also helped give the characters in the story a bit more depth (especially since Mal is being a whiny little asshole and just keeps annoying me the whole time) The ending of this one was absolutely brutal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much gore in a YA book before. The amount of chaos that ensues was almost to the point of being disturbing, it was crazy! But the ending left off with a cliffhanger (obviously) and I’m curious to see where the story progresses from here! It was way better than the first! So if you read the first and didn’t like it much then I would say to stick it out and try the second too!
I rate this book
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