|Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get in our hands.|
Siege and Storm|
by: Leigh Bardugo | Website | Twitter
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Series: The Grisha #2
Summary: 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.
Summary and cover image from goodreads.
|Why the WOW:
With a little less than a month until this bad-boy hits the shelves, I thought I could use this week's WOW to fangirl about this series. I was blown away by Shadow and Bone last year; what wasn't to love, Russian high-fantasy, the Darkling, and a best-friend that could be more (best trope ever). So ready to get back into this world with Alina and Mal. The summary sets us up for one heck of a high-risk adventure.
What are you waiting for?