Series: Six of Crows
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Macmillan on September 27th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Amazon Audibles, Purchased
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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 left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, 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 magic in the Grisha world.
Review: Crooked Kingdom is book #2 in the Six of Crows Duology and the amazing conclusion to a fantastic story and world.
The adventure continues and this time Kaz & Inej may be in for more than they bargain for. Once again Leigh Bardugo proved to be on top of her game. The story continues to surprise me with twists and turns that seem impossible for the characters to overcome.
There way in which the author push these characters is what gives this story a dangerous edge. The possibility that any of them can die at any given moment keeps the story interesting & exhilarating. The narrative impressive and the world in which these characters live and survival is amazing.
“No mourners. No funerals.”- Crooked Kingdom
The author explores each of these characters stories without taking away the essence of the main plot, their individual tragedies and injustices add a needed balance. While each of these characters have suffer differently, they
all have a common denominator, pain. I love the way they come together, how their thinking seem to follow each other’s analogy and while Kaz is the master mind behind every scheme and every swindle each of these characters bring something to the table, agility, intelligence, analogy, speed, strength.
The world of Ketterdam is amazing, the author descriptive narrative and details transport the reader to a world where magic is not only a way to create but also to destroy and where survival takes a little bit more than just work. I love the relationship each of these characters had with one another, from Kaz & Inej to Jesper & Wylan – these characters give their everything to protect each other. Their relationship isn’t based on words but actions and that is what makes their relationship even more valuable.
“He has the most perfectly shaped lips I’ve ever seen…” – Crooked Kingdom
I loved this series and I can’t wait to read more of this author, her writing is beautiful and her imagination a paradise. If you haven’t yet read Six of Crows I suggest you do, the world Leigh Bardugo put together is amazing, not because there is magic, but because she explores human nature to its deepest and show us that sacrifice, friendship and love is what matters.