Blogoversary Day 4: Guest Post by Author Leigh Bardugo

14 February, 2013 Giveaways, Guest Spotlight 340 comments

Bardugo_AuthorPhotoCROPPED_lowres-1024x819 It’s no secret that Kat and I simply adore Leigh Bardugo. When I first read Shadow and Bone last year, it instantly became one of my favorites. After that, I did what any reasonable reader would do: tracked down all her social media accounts and stalked them to the fullest like the little fangirl that I am. Thankfully, she’s been really cool about it all and hasn’t filled that restraining order… yet. Plus, I had to learn my boundaries after Leigh’s badass display of mind bullet action.

Later when Kat finally started reading Shadow and Bone, she threatened that it better be good or else. And in my best Kevin Hart voice I was all, “Dude, whatever. Shut up. Read it.” Of course, Kat totally fell in love with the Darkling the story and now we’re both super excited for Siege and Storm. Not to mention, we’re still hoping Leigh accepts our proposal to read us bedtime stories for all time. With voices.

Anyway, enough of my rambling! Today Leigh’s brought a few awesome treats: Mal and Darkling teasers and  a giveaway you’re sure to love.


Leigh Bardugo

This has already been a crazy week for the Grisha Trilogy. We have some big movie news and a lovely blurb from Rick Riordan to celebrate. Plus, it’s Valentine’s Day, so this is the perfect time for me to tell readers, “I love you! Yeah, you.”

Siege and Storm, the sequel to Shadow and Bone, will be released on June 4, 2012. To tide you over, I present two teasers: one for Mal fans and another for the Darkling’s darlings. Aaaand, I’m giving away a big ol’ prize pack that includes swag and a signed ARC of Siege and Storm. (See below!)

Mal

Teaser 1

As we pushed off from the fountain, one of the washerwomen leaned forward.

“If you ever get tired of skin and bones,” she called to Mal, “I’ve got something to tempt you.”

I stiffened. Mal glanced over his shoulder. Slowly, he looked her up and down. “No,” he said flatly. “You don’t.”

The girl’s face flushed an ugly red as the others jeered and cackled, splashing her with water. I tried for a haughtily arched brow, but it was hard to restrain the goofy grin pulling at the corners of my mouth.

“Thanks,” I mumbled as we crossed the square, heading toward our boardinghouse.

“For what?”

I rolled my eyes. “For defending my honor, you dullard.”

He yanked me beneath a shadowed awning. I had a moment’s panic when I thought he’d spotted trouble, but then his arms were around me and his lips were pressed to mine.

When he finally drew back, my cheeks were warm and my legs had gone wobbly.

“Just to be clear,” he said, “I’m not really interested in defending your honor.”

“Understood,” I managed, hoping I didn’t sound too ridiculously breathless.

The Darkling

Teaser 2

Ivan bowed and darted from the room, closing the door behind him.
“He can’t wait to get away from you,” I said, hovering by the door. “He’s afraid of what you’ve become. They all are.”

“Do you fear me, Alina?”

“That’s what you want, isn’t it?”

The Darkling shrugged. “Fear is a powerful ally,” he said. “And loyal.”

He was watching me in that cold, assessing way that made me feel as if he were reading me like words on a page, his fingers moving over the text, gleaning some secret knowledge that I could only guess at. I tried not to fidget, but the irons at my wrists chafed.

“I’d like to free you,” he said quietly.

“Free me, flay me. So many options.” I could still feel the press of his knife at my cheek.

He sighed. “It was a threat, Alina. It accomplished what it needed to.”

“So you wouldn’t have cut me?”

“I didn’t say that.”

*Many thanks to Jennifer Rush, author of Altered, who created the Mal/Darkling covers.

Hope you enjoyed the teasers. Keep an eye out for the cover reveal soon!


Giveaway


One lucky winner will receive:

A signed ARC of Siege and Storm, Book 2 of the Grisha Trilogy.
A signed and personalized hardcover of Shadow and Bone.
Shadow and Bone book mark.
A bottle of limited edition Shadow and Bone nail polish.
A “Steel is earned” Shadow and Bone button.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Add to Goodreads Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Add to Goodreads 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, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But 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.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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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, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But 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.

 

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340 Responses to “Blogoversary Day 4: Guest Post by Author Leigh Bardugo”

  1. ellieM

    Not enough! Not enough! I need more! Mal is so wonderful~ And the Darkling…. There’sj ust something about him!

  2. Rose saphire

    These teasers are killing me! I need to read the book! Oh how you torture me with these teasers!

  3. Rose saphire

    These teasers are killing me! I need to read the book! Oh how you torture me with these teasers!

  4. rabbitsfortea

    Holy crap, just when I thought your blogoversary couldn’t get any better. I simply cannot tear my eyes off those amazing covers. Who the heck is the model for the Darkling?! He is absolutely scrumptious. /wipes drool off
    And the model for Mal really looks like Colton Haynes… /continues drooling
    I’m Team Mal, FOR NOW. I got to say I love a man of mystery as well.
    Also, happy valentine’s!
    Elaine

  5. DianaSousaBooks

    Does Team StillNeedToReadTheBook count? Because I very much want to do so, I just have to get my hands on the book!

  6. ElizabethGiles1

    I need Siege and Storm!  Just like the valentine on Bardugo’s blog, I am totally a”track”ted to Mal!

  7. archivalistic

    I’m so undecided! How can I choose? For now, Team Mal… but I reserve the right to change my mind!

  8. Rose saphire

    Shadow and bone, siege and storm, I remember when I read S&B,
    It was so lovely, it took my breath away.
    It’s hard to find a book you truly love and enjoy nowadays, and I just want to say, omg, I can’t wait for S&S.
    Truly
    Thanks Leigh B.,
    For this story! <3

  9. MiltiadouK

    The Darkling all the way!! Even after all those kills I’m in love with him  <3 
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  10. _Sandra_

    Gah, I need Siege and Storm in my life like yesterday! 🙂 Shadow and Bone was one of the best books I’ve read last year. And of course, team Mal, no question about it! 😉
    Thanks for a giveaway! 🙂

  11. Rose saphire

    Thinking of the shadow fold right now. This darkness that I call suspense and frustration for wanting to know what happens next is consuming me.

  12. Lisa FicTalk

    Man, why y’all gotta make me chooooooooooose? Ugh, I want them both, er… I mean I am Team Mal. No, Team Darkling. No Team Mal. No, Team Darkling. *pulls out hair*

  13. Zeinab

    I just want to lie down and bawl like a baby. Because right now S&S feels soooo far away. :'(
    And I can’t choose! I love them both so much. So no teams here. 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it flipping international!!! 😀 Happy Valentines Day! <3

  14. Rose saphire

    Siege and storm, siege and storm, it sounds so good, oh siege and storm. SIEGE AND STORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. courageousgrace

    Oh, Team Mal ALL THE WAY.  Fell so hard for him in S&B and that teaser?!  SWOON.  Also, I LOVE the covers!

  16. AaIshah

    I am Team Still-to-be-Decided, as I haven’t read Shadow and Bone yet.  BUT I have a library copy of it so I can’t wait to find out!  Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 😀

  17. Dione Sage

    Sad to say I haven’t read these books yet. I so want to, I just haven’t gotten the chance yet. So I will have to be Team Wannareadit! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  18. MorganRooks

    I’m never usually one for the “bad boy” but The Darkling is totally swoon worthy. Team Darlking!

  19. AlwynFJH

    So Looking forwards to Siege and Storm. Reread Shadow and Bone during a bout of Insomnia the other night. It didn’t help, stayed up all night fangirling all over again.

  20. Jaime Morrow

    Team Mal or Team Darkling? Such a tough choice! I was Team Darkling until…well, no spoilers, but you know. I’m thinking that my allegiance could shift once I read SIEGE AND STORM, though. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway and for posting these snippets. Can’t wait until this hits the shelves!

  21. Valerie

    Since a lot of commenters are picking sides … I don’t know!
    I haven’t had the chance to read Shadow and Bone yet.

  22. kaethefierce

    I haven’t started the series yet, so I’m Team Undecided. But y’all are throwing a fabulous blogiversary for us, and I thank you. The posts are brilliant, the giveaways awesome.

  23. Sarah E

    Eek. This is hard…the Darkling is a villain I didn’t expect to like so much…but I’m gonna have to go Team Mal!

  24. Zaira

    Well, Darkling is the bad guy so reasonably I have to go with Mal because he’s sweet and caring but……yeah I like Darkling more!!

  25. Daphne

    Gah I don’t know who to choose! I’m usually more into the bad guy, but he’s just so evil. I’m hoping he’ll redeem himself in Siege and Storm! If he doesn’t then I’m gonna have to go with Team Mal. O.O

  26. Shawna

    I was team Darkling for the first half of the book but then Mal showed up and did his thing and that was it! Team Mal all the way. 🙂

  27. desiree1612

    I am so torn between teams! I mean The Darkling is just so hawt! But Mal is pretty amazingly sweet, not to mention also very attractive (the picture above is a lot how he looks in my head). Can I just have them both? Thanks for the amazing giveaway and for a year of fantastically funny and insightful blog posts! Here’s to another year and A LOT more Darkling and Mal to come!

  28. gdkgents

    i like this. “How to dress for warm weather and still look like a badass.” 
    I’m not sold on Colton Haynes as Mal. If anything, I think Dylan O’Brien would be a better pick. 
    That Mal excerpt, though: swooooon.

  29. artdem83

    I haven’t started the series yet so I can’t choose a team. Great teasers and thank you for the giveaway!
    Raffle name: Artemis

  30. sherryfundin

    I really don’t know because I haven’t read either book, but if I had to choose it would probably be Team Mal. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. It is always a pleasure visiting your blog.

  31. Niinjax11

    I have not read the book yet but just to make a choice and stuff I am just going to say Team Mal – (mal in Spanish = bad, so perhaps he’s a bad boy or maybe the opposite? I don’t know!)

  32. Annie J
    Twitter:

    I LOVED Shadow and Bone!!  It was one of my favorite books of 2012 and getting glimpses of the characters from Siege and Storm just makes me more excited to get to read it!!!  I have to stop now before I turn into a ridiculous fangirl. except can I trade in all my entries for all the other cool giveaways for more in this one 😉

  33. Kayla

    Team Mal for sure. The Darkling had me for a bit but, you know, ended up not being my type after all. 😉

  34. SarahCorbin

    Im not a team yet.. i have got the 1st book but i am waiting to read it.. thanks for the giveaway!!

  35. serenalawless

    This is such a fantastic giveaway, but even better yet, those excerpts made my day!

  36. Danielle D

    I’m not on any team as of yet, I have to read the first book still (don’t hate me)

  37. NatalieAguirre

    I’m team Mal at this point. I’m a huge fan of Leigh’s. Last year when I heard of Shadow and Bone, I e-mailed her for an interview and she was kind enough to say yes. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. And Happy Blogversary!

  38. mckaykelly

    OMG I don’t even know. In S&B I was both! So I’m probably going to end up being both in S&S!

  39. Rebecca D

    I’m conflicted because I had issues with both guys at different points.
    So I’m team “I’m still reevaluating my previous thoughts of them”. (I’m leaning toward Mal)

  40. kaye

    I’m kind of Team Alina on this one. I or Team Awesome As Hell Setting. Really, as long as the story works, I’m absolutely there and supportive.

  41. Bia_Lins_JC

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you for making it international <3
    Also, TEAM MAL ALL THE WAY!

  42. Victoria

    I’m totally Team Mal!!! I love him, though I was wondering if the prefix mal- and its meaning is foreshadowing…… D:

  43. Erin S

    I am firmly Team Threesome right now, because I cannot choose between The Darkling and Mal.

  44. 333LeahGold333

    Evil people are better and all but…I don’t know about this one. But I suppose since even I was fooled by his antics I’ll go with “Team Darkling”…I guess.

  45. jennifleura

    This giveaway is amazing, thank you! I don’t know what it says about me that evil, dark and brooding is just so much more alluring…

  46. lauragmaldon

    Definitely Team Darkling. But I also really love Mal and I think he’s good for Alina. 😀

  47. joanna9273

    Team I Can’t Choose Yet! I need “Seige and Storm” to help me decide, and from reading these teaser I CAN’T WAIT! =D

  48. TriggerKatt
    Twitter:

    Mal all the way, despite the fact we didn’t see much of him. 

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’d be awesome if I won for many reasons, but also because I received an ARC of Shadow and Bone, so it’s only fitting I have one for Siege and Storm. XD

  49. Ina M

    WOW! Thanks for this totally awesome giveaway!! You and Leigh rock!! I haven’t read Shadow and Bone yet, but I have a feeling I’d be team Darkling 😛 I like my guys dark 😛 Congratulations on your first blogoversary and many happy returns!! ^_^

  50. Adrian B

    See, the good in me says Team Mal, but there’s that evil part that’s swooning and is pushing me towards Team Darkling (Ooh how good villains make me swoon).
    But, for now, I’m on Team Mal 🙂

  51. gdcribbs
    Twitter:

    Well, I’m a hetero guy, so there’s that. But, if I weren’t, or if I could just tell you which guy I think Alina should choose, I’d say Mal. The Darkling did have his moments though. I could be tempted…
    I adore this series, and am dying to read SIEGE AND STORM. I don’t think I’ll make it if I have to wait all the way until the release date. Plus, I’ll review it. If I won, I’d give away the signed copy I have in exchange for the personalized signed copy. Thank you very much for the chance to read book 2 sooner!!

  52. Ava_Jae

    Tough call. I was Team Darkling at first, but by the end of SHADOW AND BONE I was really leaning towards Team Mal. Either way, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  53. bbelfiore

    Team Mal for sure. I prefer sweet and loyal rather than mysterious and dangerous (though it’s fun to indulge in “the dark side” every now and then, admittedly.)

  54. gypsyreviews

    Team I don’t know yet! I haven’t read Shadow and Bone yet but I have heard so much about it!

  55. Nicole Torres

    TEAM DARKLING! <333 All the way! There’s just something about him that’s so… alluring.. 🙂

  56. Briana N

    Oooh this is actually one of the tougher choices to make. I tend to have a soft spot for the nice guy, but the Darkling is just sooo delicious (the possibility of redemption!). Yikes… Team Mal for now.

  57. YukariM

    Sorry Mal, I was Team Darkling even before he made his first appearance on the pages of Shadow and Bone. I’m married to a sweet, loyal man, so when I read I go for the dark, dangerous, and not-so-nice guy … a luxury I can indulge in precisely because I’m married to someone like Mal. 🙂

  58. jazchau

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I don’t even like Mal but that teaser UNF.
    Team Darkling ALL THE WAY!
    AND THE DARKLING TEASER <3 I need moar. My imagination sort of ran wild when I saw the words “Darkling” and “irons at my wrist”. Also that guy in the picture is exactly how I pictured the Darkling <3

  59. jessicamariesutton

    I haven’t read the series yet so I’m not sure 🙁 But I do love the name Mal, it alway’s makes me think of a certain dashing space captain…

  60. lunarwolves86

    Team can’t we just love them both and ship them all!! I love Mal but there is soooo much to the mysterious Darkling that we don’t know and let’s just face it. He is insanely Sexyyy!

  61. VeganYANerds

    Team Darkling all the way. I just listened to the audio of S&B this week, why did it take me so long? It is an awesome book. And this giveaway was made for me (it includes nail polish!)

  62. Hui Xian

    Team Darkling! Mal is sweet and all but I really like the Darkling….. He is awesome 🙂

  63. samira__samee

    Team Darkling all the way! There is just something about that makes him irresistible.

  64. irene chan

    Both are great but i’m team darkling. It will be interesting to learn more about his past, his has been alive for a long time and a lot could had happen 🙂

  65. Kamla L,

    Shadow and Bone has been on my wish list for so long but as said “if wishes were horses…”.  Right now I am so hating on all who have already had the opportunity to devour this book. Yep, greener than Kermit 🙂  I get the feeling though that I might be a team Darkling  kind a gal once I get to read it.  Thanks for the giveaway!  *clasps hands in supplication to the book gods*

  66. Grace

    Thanks for the giveaway! Team Mal or Team Darkling? UGH SO HARD but I’ve gotta go with Mal.

  67. mizzkruger

    I’ve been meaning to read Shadow and Bone for so long! This has lit the fire under me 🙂

  68. erinf1

    *fallstoknees* *makesbigpleadingsealeyes* pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease. I beseech thee! I really, really, really want this series sooooo bad. I would so love to join the Cuddlebuggery cool girl club and read all the good books. I will put back up my Kat and Steph shrine and burn incense to the author goddess Leigh. My dog greatly disapproves of animal sacrifice so I’d have to appease w/ a few squished bugs. That may or may not have come off my windshield.

  69. PCravingBooks

    Geez, I really don’t know, but I guess I would go with The Darkling! Thanks for this chance!

  70. pictorialpoet

    Team Mal. All the way. Always. <3 Also Team “I want the next 2 books YESTERDAY”. Always.

  71. JamieAnnRollo

    Oh, that’s a tough one. But I have to go Team Darkling. Always had a thing for bad boys. 🙂

  72. TexasBookLover

    I haven’t read this series yet but going from the info above I’d have to say Team Darkling…just guessing.

  73. amandanova

    Ohmygod!!! I would give anything for an ARC!!! I love Mal and the Darkling! I just can’t pick one <3

  74. hien truong

    sorry I can’t pick just one. I love both Mal & the Darkling!<3 I’d love a signed arc!!

  75. tattooedrider

    I haven’t read the series yet (just heard about it on here and am now looking into it, lol) but I’d have to venture to guess I’d probably be team Darkling.

  76. adreamindream

    I haven’t read the first book yet, so I don’t know!! Thanks for yet another epic giveaway! 🙂

  77. beingnutty

    Team Darkling. I just can’t resist him from the very start.

    <s>Now, can I tear his robe and feast on him?</s>

  78. livin_thru_arts

    Haven’t yet read Shadow and Bone. But I’m the one to go with the goodie and I’m guessing that’s Mal…

  79. laurengarafalo

    I’m so conflicted!! Team Whoever Catches Me When I Faint <3 Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  80. Rabiah

    Grrrr…. hard choice! during Shadow and Bone I went from Mal to Darkling to Mal, and now looking at the two very yummy magazine covers I still have no idea… leaning more towards Mal though! Thanks for the amazing giveaway 🙂

  81. Szappanbubi

    Unfortunately , haven’t read the book but definitely WANT to *_* and from this post I’d choose Team Darkling 🙂

  82. jackiehammerfist

    Team Mal!  I mean, I love me some Darkling, but he’s so mean! I LOOOVED the Darkling. He was charming, and mysterious and I felt a little ripped off when suddenly he became devilishly hateful. Like a total 180. I get it for the story, but I was still sad.I can’t wait for the next book just to read about him.

  83. Sonia

    Team Mal! Lately, I seem to always be Team Nice Guy so it’s not much of a surprise… The surprising thing is how much of a hold the Darkling has on me! Ahh, such conflicting feelings there… But at the end of the day, totally Team Mal. Thanks so much for sharing, Steph! I am about 100x more excited after those teasers!

  84. Inky

    Mal Forever. Let’s not fight over this though, so you can take Darkling, assuming you’re Team Darkling and I’ll take Mal. Deal? Awesome. *skips off into the sunset with Mal*

  85. JeepinJaime

    Don’t get me wrong, The Darkling is pretty stinkin hot at times. But I gotta go with Team Mal.

  86. Alice

    100% Darkling! Although Mal is pretty awesome as well. I can’t wait to read Siege and Storm!

  87. Susan Crispell

    I can’t help it. Darkling all the way. (Sorry, Mal!) I seriously need to know what his real name is.

  88. Library Girl

    I have just finished the first book and I have to say I am leaning toward Team Mal, but I could be unduly influenced to the dark side. Just saying.

  89. quoththeravennevermore

    Well, I’m leaning towards the Darkling… he’s my alter-ego, in a sense. O_o haha

  90. sazbah

    OMG.
    THE TEASERS.
    AND THE GIVEAWAY! Squeep! Thank you, ladies!
    I finished Shadow and Bone last night and I want to crawl into a deep pit of despair and die.
    In other words, I’m Team Darkling HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? *weeps* *rocks back and forwards in corner* 
    I don’t think even liquor can help me 🙁

  91. joanna9273

    LOL… I can’t stop drooling over their photo shotd! They are both SO dashing. I feel sorry for Alina–I don’t know if I could choose.  C:

  92. Daniella

    I love Mal but, I am seriously conflicted at the moment! And I think Siege and Storm will just make me even more eager for the last one! GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  93. operativealyssa

    I still haven’t read the book so I can’t choose which side I’m going to take for now. 🙂

  94. Ana Smith

    Team Mal… He’s awesome and I believe what’s between the two of them is much more real and tangible 🙂

  95. ExploringEliza

    Wow. Both of those teasers are hot, but based on that alone, I’m going for Mal. Something about a guy not giving a damn about a girl’s honor–in that shmexy way–really does it for me. Can’t wait to read these.

  96. KathrynPurdie

    If I win this I will die of happiness! Mal is awesome, but I <3 the Darkling more, bad girl that I am. 🙂

  97. clairelouisef

    I haven’t actually read Shadow and Bone yet, but hopefully I win so I finally can!

  98. reallysuperneat

    I’m leaning toward Mal, but if the Darkling plays his cards right I could be swayed. Maybe.

  99. abitlovely

    TEAM DARKLING. I still haven’t really forgiven Mal for all his shit. There’s just something about the Darkling that draws me in.

  100. Alexandra

    Without a doubt Team Darkling. We still haven’t seen his core, and I’m suspecting it will take us all captive. Leigh, I’m counting on you 😀

  101. Revsy_dahlink

    Okay I feel like it SHOULD be Mal but I just selfishly want it to be Darkling because ohmygod HOT

  102. Mia23123

    I like both. I felt so heartbroken when I found out that the Darkling was evil. But Mal is so sweet.

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