Review: Crooked Kingdom

Posted 27th December 2018 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Crooked KingdomCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Narrator: Brandon Rubin, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, Fred Berman, Peter Ganim, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Kevin T. Collins
Also by this author: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising, Six of Crows
Series: Six of Crows #2
Also in this series: Six of Crows
Published by Audible Studios on 27th September 2016
Genres: YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 17 hours and 58 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: I bought it
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The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling New York Times best-selling Six of Crows.
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.

Six of Crows had me hooked and when it ended I just had to carry on with the series immediately. By now we know each of the characters, we know quite a bit of their backstory but there are still some things to learn about each of them.

Unlike Six of Crows, this story is action from the beginning. The book is full of schemes and manipulation. Kaz Brekker is a master manipulator. His schemes are the best in Ketterdam and even as the reader you can’t be sure if you are being tricked or not. There were times when I really didn’t know how it was going to go for the gang and I was holding my breath for the resolution.

One character I enjoyed seeing again was Sturmhond. It was great to see his wit and brutal honesty again.

I can’t describe how much I loved this story. It’s undeniably epic and Leigh does an exceptional job of dragging you into her world and wish you never had to leave.

I am now counting down the days until I can be back in the world of Leigh in King of Scars.

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. (To hear about new releases, tour dates, and giveaways first, sign up for Leigh’s newsletter here.) Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including The Best of and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Los Angeles, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.


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