Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Publication: June 4, 2013 (Just a few weeks before my birthday! yay!)
Add it to your TBR! (No, really, ADD IT NOW.)
Why It's Worth Waiting On: MAL. MAL. MAL. Oh yes, and Alina. ;) No seriously, it's well known by now just how much I loved Shadow and Bone, and I feel like I stalk Goodreads waiting on ANY news on the sequel. Now we have a cover mock-up and a summary and I could cry happy tears. I am on pins and needles waiting on this one. I need more Mal/Alina in my life, and I'm even excited to see more of the Darkling!
This weekly feature is graciously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. You know that feeling you get when you're browsing upcoming books on Goodreads or Amazon and one strikes your fancy? Maybe you squee. Maybe you giggle to yourself. Maybe you bounce in your seat. We all get excited (I do a combination of all three of the previous choices...) about new books, be it a favorite author you're familiar with, or someone whose work you'll be reading for the first time. Jill's meme gives us the chance to spotlight what we are anxiously awaiting this week.