siege and storm

“So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.” - Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

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AN ARMY OF BADASSERY WOMEN [The Grisha Trilogy]

Alina Starkov / Zoya Nazyalensky / Baghra / Genya Safin

“I am a solider. I am the Sun Summoners. And I’m the only chance you have.” 

"I’m a solder of the second army, this is where I belong.”

“You think I don’t love my son,” she said. “But I do. It is because I love him that I will not let him put himself beyond redemption.”

“I am a doll, and a servant. Because I am a pretty thing and a solider all the same.”

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“It will never fade, Alina. It will only grow worse, no matter how many scarves you hide behind or what lies you tell, no matter how far or how fast you run.”
I tried to turn away, but he reached out and took hold of my chin, forcing me to look at him. He was so close I could feel his breath. “There are no others like us, Alina,” he whispered. “And there never will be.”
I lurched away from him, knocking the chair over, nearly losing my balance. I pounded on the door with my iron-bound fists, calling out to Ivan as the Darkling looked on. He didn’t come until the Darkling gave the order. (insp)

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YA Lit Meme > Protagonists [1/5]

  • Alina Starkov (The Grisha Trilogy)

“So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.”

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FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER [9 / 20] series or books: Alina Starkov from The Grisha Trilogy

So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.