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I blog over at Scott Reads It! I'm a reader, a writer, a blogger, and a humanitarian. I'm prone to fanboying about the latest nerdy films and books on a consistent basis! I'm nerdy and I know it.

Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm - Check out my blog for reviews, giveaways and so much more! Siege And Storm was easily my most anticipated book of 2013. I passionately loved Shadow And Bone, so I had extremely high expectations for this book. Siege And Storm is even better than Shadow And Bone, I didn't even think this was possible! Siege And Storm is easily one of the best books I've ever read to date. There are no spoilers for Shadow And Bone or Siege And Storm! I love the world of the Grisha. Leigh Bardugo created such an original, intricate world that is so beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Ravka is one of all time favorite literary worlds and I would love to visit it. The map in this book is so beautifully done and I love the artist's interpretation of the stag. While I was reading S&S, I wasn't in my home reading, I felt like I was actually in Ravka. Leigh Bardugo is an incredible talented author and her writing is so immersive that I actually felt like I was in Ravka. I'm sorry it's hard to express how much I love this book. The hardest reviews to write are definitely for the books I love, it's odd but I can write negative reviews in a cinch. Siege And Storm will mess with your emotions and tear your heart out. Bardugo is a master at manipulating her reader's feelings, one moment you can be laughing from Sturmhound's humor and the next second you could be crying your eyes out. This is an emotional novel so you might want to keep some tissues handy because the ending is a killer. In Siege And Storm, the reader is introduced to some new characters. My favorite new character is Sturmhond who provided a ton of comic relief to this epic, dark tale. While reading there were so many times Sturmhound said something extremely exceptional so I decided to update my Goodreads status with the quote. Soon I realized I would be updating my status literally every 5-10 pages, so I decided to quit updating my status. The Darkling isn't in Siege And Storm for a good deal of time but that didn't bother me at all. Leigh Bardugo's writing is spellbinding and gorgeous. I am convinced that Bardugo is some sort of Grisha that feeds off readers' emotions and uses the energy to write this trilogy. No ordinary person can write in such a captivating way, so Bardugo must be Grisha. There is no other plausible explanation. Leigh has confirmed that she bathes in our tears and feeds off our feelings. I just knew it! The ending of this book was such a cliffhanger and I can't bear the wait till book #3 comes out. I was bombarded with so many emotions at the ending and it was too much to handle so I had to vent on Twitter. In Siege And Storm, Bardugo reallys know to mess with readers' minds and twist their emotions. I'm convinced that Leigh is related to the Darkling because that ending was so cruel yet so fantastic. Siege And Storm is a gut-wrenching book, I told you Kleenex would come in handy! I can't recommend Siege And Storm enough! Thank you so much to Macmillan and Henry Holt & Co. (BYR) for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Siege And Storm is easily of the best fantasy books and it is a must-read. Seriously I would highly recommend pre-ordering it because it's that superb. I am so excited for the Fierce Reads Tour so I can meet Leigh and discuss the trauma she put me through with that ending! If you haven't read Shadow And Bone, you are missing out one of the best YA books ever written. I kid you not. Siege And Storm has earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf, I'm sorry but I won't be posting a giveaway for this book!