Darkness never dies.
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. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. 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.
WOW! that was soo good! i seriously enjoyed reading this. i love the characters and they all made the book really enjoyable. Nikolai is the new main edition and man i totally fell in love with him! he is quite arrogant and cunning, FRICKIN HOT and so, so funny. I honestly love everything that comes out of his mouth and he just made the book thousand times more fun. In fact, i prefer him to mal or the darkling.
I really like Alina and loved her in this too. She is very kickass and a really cool heroine. I adore Mal too and find his and alina's relationship really cute, however i just dont see any spark with them. I wish she would get with Nikolai instead.
People said there was a love triangle with the darkling in this but i honestly didnt feel like it. There wasnt any hint that either of them really felt that way about each other. In fact i was disappointed because i thought that would have been really interesting.
Speaking of the darkling, he was barely in it :( he was like my fav character in the last book and seriously missed him. I love how he is so evil and dark but you just feel this allure for him at the same time. He is in a bit at the start and for like a scene at the end so i m really hoping he's lots in the next one.
The plot was really good and quite a few big things happened. Some things were left a mystery and i really need to know what happened to some of the characters after the last battle and if theyre still alive. I m really loving this series and cant wait for the next installment.