Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Publication Date: June 2013
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Okay, I'm not even going to give you a short synopsis because if you haven't read Shadow & Bone, Book One in this series, then you need to go do that right now.
So we pick up with Mal and Alina on the run, from the Darkling and from those who wish to use her for their own gain.
I really enjoyed the first book and I am so very happy, relieved, excited that book two is a solid and satisfying sequel. There are lots of great plot twists, character development and "oh, Sh*t" moments that I did not see coming. I was invested, interested and kept on my toes the entire time.
I will not say anything that will spoil this second book for you but I will say that I love where Alina's character is going. The more challenges, the darker, deeper struggles, the better.
And Mal, yes Mal. I think I like you more in this book than I did in the first.
A new character, who everyone is talking about, is introduced. He is a privateer. And he is awesome. He is my favorite character in this book with a sly and clever mind, a wicked sense of humour and a strong presence. (In fact, I like him more than Mal. Sorry peeps.)
A strong and adventurous sequel and my only question is:
When is Book Three coming out?
Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream