Thursday 11 July 2019

Book Review: Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo (YA/Fantasy)

Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Orion Books

Publication Date: 2016
Borrowed from the Library


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.

Crooked Kingdom was an excellent continuation and conclusion to the Six of Crows story. I think I enjoyed this second book a little more than the first, even, now we knew the characters and could dive straight into the action. There were some lovely moments between Kaz and Inej in this book, and Kaz grew on me even more as character. This book also offered some cameos from characters familiar to readers from the Shadow and Bone trilogy, so that was great fun. I certainly hope we may see more adventures from Kaz and his crew coming in future novels in the Grishaverse. 4.5 stars.

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