Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh BardugoCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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Pages: 536
Series: Six of Crows #2
Published by Orion Children's Books on September 27th 2016
Genres: Fantasy

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.


If you haven’t read Six of Crows – hop to it. By far one of the best books I’ve read in 2016. Bardugo returns us to the dark and gritty world of Ketterdam, only moments after the finale of Six of Crows. The stakes are hire as Kaz and the team race to put themselves one step ahead of Pekka Rollins and Van Eck.

Bardugo masterfully weaves a tale, while switching between six characters, making sure action, tension and violence never offer a reprieve. She manages to pull on my heart strings with every character, every relationship, every everything. Everything she does hit me hard.

The ending was everything I didn’t know I wanted. Did somethings happen that I would have preferred not to? Yes. But in the end I hated the thought of walking away from these characters and not knowing that the next plan was. I hope Bardugo picks up this world in one way or another, but all in all this book ended deservedly.


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