Shadow and Bone / Siege and Storm

Shadow and Bone / Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo I loved the world building, loved of the concept of an ocean of sand surrounded by sheer darkness and filled with all the nightmares a human heart can create.

Sandstorm in my head

What worked well in this novel was the description of quiet sacrifice Alina made to stay together with the only person she considered family, and how sometimes it seems in life that no matter how much you wish for things, or how much they feel right. They are not meant to be.

A truly solid read, yet i find myself wishing it was a little darker. I don't know why. Maybe because Bardugo laid a brilliant foundation for it. To be fair i was a little disappointed at the end at the classic YA theme. It just wanted to be a bit more then that i think.

Ah well...