Series #: The Grisha Series, #2
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Original Publication Date: 2013
Read: 08 Dec 2015 – 23 Feb 2016
Summary: The second book in the Grisha Trilogy starts with Alina and Mal safely in a new city, hiding out from the Darkling. He, of course, finds them pretty quickly (for a renowned tracker, Mal is not very good at hiding tracks) and they have a fight. It’s been a while since I read the series and, honestly, I didn’t think it was very good, so I don’t remember much. I do remember Nikolai, though, and he honestly was the reason I kept reading the book after I got so frustrated at Mal and Alina’s interactions. Honestly, for most of the book they both act like petulant children, which is understandable considering the hardships they’d gone through leading up to this, but really, there’s no need for so. much. jealousy. I am tired to tears of love-triangles and petulant fighting that I just got so mad at Alina and Mal for being jerks to each other that I had to pick up an old favorite just after this.
Review: I do intend to eventually read the third in the series because I really enjoyed reading Six of Crows, set in the same world but reading the Grisha series is not necessary to understand Six of Crows.
Recommendation: If you like fantasy YA and awesome magic + engineering, I’d recommend this series.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Edition Publication Date: 2013
Edition ISBN: eBook