My review: 5 of 5 stars
Unexpected twists, high-seas adventures, military plots and uneasy alliances, complex relationships and character growth all make for a fantastic sequel in this second book of the Grisha Trilogy. The epic battles were heart-pounding, and the story is as powerful and magical as its characters.
“I’m ambitious, Alina. I’m driven. But I hope…I hope I still know the difference between right and wrong” (p. 251).
“No matter what I said, we both knew the hard truth. We do our best. We try. And usually it makes no difference at all” (p. 334).
“There is no ordinary life for people like you and me” (p. 368).