Book Review: Crooked Kingdom

Posted March 27, 2017 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 0 Comments

Book Review: Crooked KingdomCrooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Published by Henry Holt and Company on September 20th 2016
Genres: young adult, fantasy
Pages: 546
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

When you can't beat the odds, change the game.

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 badly weakened, 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 the Grisha world.

I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.


Yknow, I finished this book two weeks ago and I AM SO NOT OVER IT. I can still remember vividly what happened in the book, and oh damn. This is the best conclusion to a duology that I’ve ever read. Everything just falls into place and oh damn. OH DAMN.

But okay, I just have to say this out loud. The one thing I love love love about this book (besides Nina and her freaking awesomeness) is Wylan. Like, he is SO DIFFERENT and in a good way. He’s not the shy quiet boy anymore. He’s fantastic and and he’s not scared anymore (well, still is but yknow) and he’s just wow. His character development was really good and he became one of my top favorite character.

And then there’s Kaz. I would LOVE to go through his mind and see what lives there because this guy right here? He’s a bloody genius and he’s crazy as hell but what the fuck he’s amazing as shit. (Yes I know I’ve used the word AMAZING like 83738273 times and I’m not even half way done yet.) I am forever awed by Kaz Brekker.

So many troubles happened in this book, and it was pretty fast paced so you can bet that I could not put down this book. I was constantly on the edge praying to all the gods in the world that all six of my babies will be fine. What I love about Leigh Bardugo’s work is the suspense that she’s so good at writing. There won’t even be a clue within her words to hint that things will be just fine. Like nope nothing. You’ll just have to keep reading TO KNOW IF PEOPLE WILL DIE. And that’s the beauty of it, I guess?

I’m sorry but this series was definitely WAY better than the Grisha trilogy. As much as I love Alina, I felt that I delved more into the Grisha world in the Six of Crows duology, rather than the Grisha trilogy. And I am so damn glad that Leigh introduced us to these fine six characters that will forever stay in my heart.

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