Wednesday, June 12, 2013

swoon thursday | 3 - Siege and Storm

Swoon Thursday
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Siege and Storm
by: Leigh Bardugo | Website | Twitter
Series: The Grisha #2
Page: 200

I sensed hunger in the hard slant of his mouth, an unfamiliar edge to his need that sent restless sparks burning through me.

I came up on my toes, circling my arms around his neck, feeling the length of my body melt into his. He had a soldier’s strength, and I felt it in the hard bands of his arms, the pressure of his fingers as his fist bunched in the silk at the small of my back and he drew me against him. There was something fierce and almost desperate in the way he held me, as if he could not have me close enough.

Page: 11 - And a second, because I couldn't resist.

“Thanks,” I mumbled as we crossed the square, heading toward our boardinghouse.

“For what?”

I rolled my eyes. “For defending my honor, you dullard.”

He yanked me beneath a shadowed awning. I had a moment’s panic when I thought he’d spotted trouble, but then his arms were around me and his lips were pressed to mine.

When he finally drew back, my cheeks were warm and my legs had gone wobbly.

“Just to be clear,” he said, “I’m not really interested in defending your honor.”

Sometimes its just the banter between these characters that really gets me. Mal and Alina can turn witty banter into some swoony moments. Its almost a precursor, and I love those back-and-forths!

Have you read a great swoony scene lately? Let me know!


  1. Me too!! I love it when the swoon pops out like that!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. OMG! I didn't really like Mal in Shadow and Bone, but if he actually has a brain in Siege and Storm, then I'm on board! I have an ARC that I need to dig into like, RIGHT NOW :D

    Hope you enjoyed the book!

    Check out my swoon post!

    1. Mal's a changed man in Siege and Storm. Very swoony!

  3. Oh I really love that second one! Such passion.

    My Swoon


    1. I know; I couldn't resist and deprive you guys of it!

  4. I'm obsessed with Shadow and Bone, but I still haven't gotten around to Siege and Storm yet. Bumpin' that baby higher on my TBR pile for sure. It sounds AMAZING :D Great pick!

  5. Great swoon.


  6. I love snarky, fun, and flirty banter between two people! It makes the Swoon that much more awesome! Thanks for sharing! Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Their banter had me grinning like an idiot throughout.

  7. Swoon indeed! I read this one a few months ago and oooh mahhh godddd. Speaking of swoon, have you met Sturmhond yet? Because SWOOON.

    1. Ummmh, yes! Sturmhond had me in a couple fits of swoon!