She's fighting hard but her power is calling her, she wants more, but she's also nervous. Wanting more power is what pushing the Darkling. She is also craving the Darkling but at the same time wants to stop him. It's a hard spot to be in. I don't envy her at all.
I felt this was stronger than the Shadow and Bone. More character development, more pain, and more at stake. I can see how much power means to Alina, even though she is scared of what the power could do to her. It's starting to consume her.
I wonder about the Darkling even more. What's his true plan? Is he really as black and white as he seems? Or is there something more to him?
I hope Mal mans up and starts to actually help Alina instead of making her feel worse about herself. I don't get why she even likes Mal. He's so annoying to me. If she gets with him...
The ending was so easy to see coming but I still loved it! The Darkling has the kingdom, the prince is gone which is sad. I like him a lot. He's pretty freaking awesome! I wouldn't even mind if Alina ended up with him!
2) Wonderful Characters