Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Goodreads synopsis

IMG_20180503_235425When 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.



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As I mentioned in my review of Six of Crows, these characters are adorable in their own way (read that as not the normal way) and my journey with them in all the pages of this books has been one big adventure that constituted numerous small adventures.

This time around, I knew the characters and what they are capable of and still there were surprises lurking for me in various places.

With every new passage and every new chapter, the gray areas of all the characters’ lives were brought to fore. I may or may not condone how they acted in certain scenarios but I understood why they made the decisions they did.

Some instances made me want to be there in the midst of all the chaos to be able to help. If I would have been there, I’d have been able to help somehow. Do something. With the book open in my hands and these characters going through all they did, made me feel as if I was incompetent (and believe me that is so not a good feeling to be experiencing).

I am not going to give out any spoilers but it left my heart a little broken. With a heavy heart I said goodbye (temporary, because I know I will be returning to this series) to the characters who had made themselves a place in my heart.

I’ll end this review stating that you must definitely give it a read.

5 thoughts on “Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Richard says:

    That is the exact way to get a new follower- a review of Crooked Kingdom!
    I’ve not read the Grisha trilogy yet, but the Six of Crows of duology is one of my favourite YA Fantasy series. 🙂


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