2017 · July · Reviews

Book Review: “Crooked Kingdom”, by Leigh Bardugo

Published in 2016 by Henry Holt and Company | Six of Crows #2 | Five feathers

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Review:

I loved this just as much as I loved Six of Crows. I still like all the characters a lot, and it was nice to see how all the events played out and tied together. The ending was slightly melancholy and to some extent a little sad, which I wasn’t entirely expecting, but it suited the story and I actually quite liked the fact that it didn’t have an entirely happy ending.

If you like fantasy novels based around heists with a group of clever misfits as protagonists, I would definitely recommend this series. It’s one of my absolute favourites of this year *heart-eye emoji*.

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