Excellent, Young Adult, dark, magic, coming of age, orphan
Alina Starkov and Mala are on the run from the Darkling who survived the attack in the Fold. They flee the country, but they are tracked and hunted down, the Darkling once again making them his captive. He uses them against each other, getting Mal to hunt another amplifier down, this one a sea dragon. Mal and Anika escape, but the sea dragon is dead, and another amplifier is added to Anika’s body. They return to their realm in hopes of helping establish peace, but are again trapped, hunted down, and targeted by the Darkling who kills hundreds in his path and then takes the throne with his dark and unliving army.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Grisha Verse #2: Siege and Storm,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 37.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/37