SIEGE AND STORM Named Best Sequel of 2013

Huffington Post has released its Top 10 Young Adult Books of 2013, each with its own honorific. SIEGE AND STORM, the second book in the Grisha trilogy, was among those recognized!


Here’s what Huffington’s YA Book Blogger, Lisa Parkin, had to say about the book:

I’m so thankful for another stellar sequel. My expectations were ridiculously high, as Shadow and Bone was my all-time favorite book of 2012.

With interesting Russian influences and an absolutely unpredictable plot, Siege and Storm kept high fantasy alive and well in YA fiction. There are power struggles and epic battles and evil dark forces at work. This book kicked my butt and broke my heart. (Don’t the best always do?)


Leigh Bardugo’s SIEGE AND STORM One of Best YA Books of 2013 on Amazon


Congratulations to Leigh Bardugo for her book, Siege & Storm, the sequel to Shadow & Bone, being named one of the best YA books of 2013 by!  It was listed among 19 other notable YA novels.  Definitely worth the read!

How to Get Your #Grisha Book Signed and Personalized!

Leigh Bardugo is currently taking part in the Fierce Reads Tour! Many fans will have the opportunity to see Leigh in person, but for those of us who can’t, there’s another way to get a signed book!

tumblr_mp1k7tTcHs1svpouio1_500From Leigh Bardugo’s Goodreads blog:

Most of the stores on the tour are happy to ship. Just call up one of the stores listed below and place your order. I will sign it, personalize it, and inscribe it with a character quote.

I will also sprinkle it with magic that gives you victory over your enemies.


Here are the remaining stops at which you can order and get a signed, personalized, and inscribed copy of either SHADOW AND BONE or SIEGE AND STORM:

Sunday, November 3 @ 5pm  (NOTE: To be safe, order ASAP and/or call the bookstore for confirmation that it’s not too late!)
Joseph Beth Booksellers Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Monday, November 4 @ 7pm
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7pm
Rainy Day Books
Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, November 6 @ 6pm
Books of Wonder
New York, NY

SALE ALERT! Grisha Trilogy Kindle eBooks

If you’re thinking of starting up the Grisha trilogy or you’re trying to convince all your friends to read it, now is the time! Amazon has great Kindle deals on Shadow and Bone and a nearly unbeatable deal on Siege and Storm!


Shadow and Bone is on sale for $5, which is 50% off the original price. Click here to check it out!

While you’re at it, pick yourself up a Siege and Storm eBook for $1.40, a whooping 92% off the regular price!

These book deals usually only last for a few days at most, so gobble up the deals ASAP!

SHADOW AND BONE featured in Charity Auction

Grisha Trilogy author Leigh Bardugo is donating both her books and skills to help out a good cause!

grisha-leigh-bardugo-shadow-and-bone-siege-and-sto1After hearing about Alaqua Animal Refuge, a no kill shelter struggling to care for 97 dogs and 6 horses taken in this past weekend, author Anna Banks (Of Poseidon series) gathered her author friends for a charity auction.

Here’s the “packages” including Shadow and Bone:

Package A– BOOKS!
1.) Signed hardcover of CREWEL by Gennifer Albin
2.) Signed First Editions of SHADOW AND BONE and SEIGE AND STORM, plus a map, from New York Times Bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.
3.) Signed copy of MONUMENT 14: SKY ON FIRE plus a Greenway tote bag and a swag pack from Emmy Laybourne.
4.) Signed copy of THE KARMA CLUB and signed copy of UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody.
5.) Signed ARC of the up coming VITRO by Jessica Khoury, and a signed paperback plus signed swag of her first novel, ORIGIN.
6.) Signed copies of OF POSEIDON and OF TRITON by Anna Banks.
7.) Signed copy of DEGREES OF WRONG by Anna Scarlett.

PACKAGE B– Partial Manuscript Critique by Leigh Bardugo!

Get 30 pgs of your manuscript critiqued by this New York Times Bestselling author!

Other awesome items to bid on include other manuscript critiques and naming a character in Anna Banks’ upcoming novel!


Exclusive Comic-Con Interview with SHADOW AND BONE Author Leigh Bardugo


My fourth and final interview of the Comic-Con weekend was with Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo, who was there to talk Siege and Storm, the sequel to Shadow and Bone and, of course, to be a fangirl just like everyone else there!

Like The Maze Runner author James Dashner, this was her 2nd visit to Comic-Con, and she finds it as enjoyable as everyone else, especially getting to meet other authors that she adores as well as the chance to “get exposed to things that are out of the YA world.” 

Warning: mild *spoilers* below

This time, I got to chat with her a little more about Siege and Storm, and then about the third book, Ruin and Rising.  One of the first questions that came to mind was about Sturmhond and what we can expect to see in regards to his role in the Big Palace.  Of course, she was quick to remind me that we don’t know what his situation is at this point, stating “Well, we don’t know if he is still alive.  He could be alive, he could be dead, he could be held prisoner.  We don’t know.”  I paused for a moment, realizing my faux pas and told her that I am just assuming he is (basically because how could you get rid of such a wonderful character, right?)

Read the rest of this very intriguing interview after the jump.

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Leigh Bardugo to appear at San Diego Comic-Con

Brace yourselves! Leigh Bardugo is going to Comic-Con International!

Leigh Bardugo Comic Con

You’ll be able to find her both at a booth AND in a panel. Here are the details:

Saturday @ 3pm – In Booth Signing
Location: MacKids Booth #1220
** Totebags to first 15 people in line!

Sunday @ 2pm – Panel
Witches and Fey, Monsters and Mortals: Profiling the Scariest Characters of the Literacy Realms
Location: Room 24ABC
**Signing to follow in autograph area