After reading Shadow and Bone I immediately borrowed Siege and Storm from the library as well. I have to admit that this one started off a bit slower for me though. I kept hoping that the pace would pick up, but it never really did until the end. The end was super exciting, but by then the book was almost over. That being said, it was the only issue I had with this book.
Alina: I still felt the same about her as I did in Shadow and Bone. I liked her, but I didn't love her.
Mal: Still not loving him either and in this one I liked him even less. Mal really irritates me for some reason.
Nikolai: I love Nikolai!! Once he came into the story this book got a lot better for me. He really brought something interesting and fun to the book.
The Darkling: I thought the Darkling's new power was really cool and different. Plus, my inner goth chick is still rooting for The Darkling. I think that what I want to happen with him won't, but I could always write fan fic right? Ha.
I enjoyed the plot of Siege and Storm a lot, but I just wished there had been more action in the beginning. The writing was still well done and it was still intriguing thanks to the Grisha, The Darkling's new power, and the addition of Nikolai. Oh, and the world building continues to be very well done. I can't wait to see how everything wraps up in the third book!
Overall Siege and Storm was pretty good, just not quite as good as the first one was. I hope the last one is a bit more fast paced. Surely after the way this one ended the last one will be pretty intense!
I recommend Siege and Storm for YA Fantasy/Romance fans!