This review and synopsis may include spoilers
3/5 |Scriber Rating
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance |Genre
448 pages |Kindle Edition
June 4th 2013 |Published
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. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. 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.
‘Slow start’, ‘frustrating’, ‘exciting ending’, ‘good descriptive writing’
Started off slow. Hard to get into. Liked the new characters though I could not trust them at first. Mal was annoying, did not like the way he treated Alina. Every time they were about to talk, someone would enter the room or something would come up and distract them. Annoyed me so much, I wanted them to just talk. Alina needs to get away from him.
Sturmhond aka Nikolai, he still hasn’t given me any reason to trust him. But as it is YA and Alina has to end up with someone-I’d prefer it if it was him and I don’t think he’s dead.
The ending was great and I’m hoping the final book in the trilogy is action-packed and includes some romance.
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