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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.

©2013 Leigh Bardugo (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great follow up to the first book

Loved the performer and the story. The introduction of the new characters was fantastic. Can't wait for the third book!

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An exciting and thrilling adventure.

This book is amazing. I found myself grasping on to every word and thoroughly thrilled by the constant, vigorous adventure.

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AMAZING

this series gives me thrills like no other i've read. Even divergent and the hunger games were more predictable! AMAZING!!!

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Next please

It is hard for me to pin point what it is about this series that I just fell in love with. Perhaps it is the minor references to imperial Russia, in some of the words and names. Perhaps its the unique take on the war between the darkness and the light, and it is unique and yet the same war. Perhaps its the fact that it holds you in tension right on the edge of the knife to cut it and not letting it slice through and you listen hoping it will break and scared of what will happen if it does. Perhaps its the twist and turns of various love triangles that never pan out in any direction and the curiosity of who will win that love or if anyone will, and what it will mean if they do.

There is so much about this series as a whole that grabs you and draws you in, though its set in a fictional world, there are hints here and there that make you think of our world, and you ride the balance between the two. I can not wait until the third releases.

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Rounded up from 3.5

Like the previous book in the series, the beginning and the end both make up for the middle. I felt the darkness of the start and finale made up for the meandering and pointless dragging on of the middle section of this book. I really want to give it a three, but good YA books are hard to come by and this is a creative series.

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Only got one word for it.......

INTENSE!!!!!!!!!!! So freaking INTENSE INTENSE INTENSE..... I can't wait to finish the series. I can't wait to see how it ends.

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Not as solid of a story as Book 1

I adored book 1 of this series. It says always going at a good pace and character development was satisfying. Unfortunately, Siege and Storm failed to provide the same experience. Parts of this book slogged on and character development was painfully slow and frustrating at best. On the bright side, Lauren Fortgang did a fantastic job as usual with her performance.

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Narrated Brilliantly!

Lauren Fortgang narrates the Grisha Trilogy exceptionally well, using a variety of voices that match each individual character perfectly. I don't hear Fortgang as she reads; instead, I hear the characters spring to life as she creatively takes on each persona, and I can't imagine another voice for the characters.
As my first audiobook, I am more than pleased. This book has helped me recover through my concussion, and I was going insane with boredom until I began listening to this series. It has helped tremendously by allowing me to imagine another world full of excitement and fantasy as I am in bed unwell. Thank you so much!

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A middle book

This was a painful obvious middle book to a 3 part series. Began with a bang and ended in a bang, everything in the middle was all talk. Whining and exaggerated misunderstandings for the strong main character that I had come to love.

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liked it not as much as the first one

this was a good read, like others mentioned second half was a bit slow but was still good