TITLE: Crooked Kingdom
AUTHOR: Leigh Bardugo
SERIES: Six of Crows
GENRES: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
PUBLISHED: September 27th 2016
PUBLISHER: Orion Children’s Books
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off the most daring heist imaginable.
But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re fighting for their lives.
Double-crossed and badly weakened, the team’s fragile loyalties are stretched to breaking point.
Kaz and his crew will have to make sure they’re on the winning side… no matter what the cost.
WHAT I THINK
Yes, why the net? Why something that would complicate the assault he’d planned on the silos and leave them twice as open to exposure? I couldn’t bear to watch you fall. “I just went to a lot of trouble to get my spider back. I didn’t do it so you could crack your skull open the next day.”
Crooked Kingdom is the second and last book in Six of Crows duology. At the end of the first book, Kaz and his crew have just pulled off the impossible task at Ice Court but with the cost of Inej getting captured by Jan Van Eck.
Obviously the crew manages to save Inej just to be up against the next threat. Just when you think they got it all covered, some new threat pulls up and they find themselves fighting for their lives yet again. But will they actually survive this time? Is Kaz capable to get them through this time or is it all done for them?
As some of you might know, Six of Crows left me kind of meh after finishing that. I wasn’t too keen on getting my hands on this one but after I saw it at our library, I thought why not. And I do not regret picking it up! Damn this was much better than the first book! So much drama, so much betrayal, so much emotions and so much action, what else could you possibly hope from a book like this?!?!
Crooked Kingdom really makes it hard to put it down! There’s constantly something going on and you just need to get into it immediately, you can’t just put the book down and go back to your life like nothing’s happened.
The plot in this book was amazing. Whenever you thought they actually survived and can go to live their lives, BOOM, something happens. I mean, yes, when you’re a criminal with a lot of enemies you’re bound to live on the edge, someone always wanting your head on the plate. But for Kaz and his crew it’s something a lot bigger, like the whole world bigger!
It keeps you on the edge of your seat, biting off your fingernails hoping for the best. Crooked Kingdom takes you through a humongous heartbreak and yet still with tears of happiness.
I still don’t like Kaz. I mean, I do like him but I’m not going to jump on the Kaz hype train. I will now and forever devote my love for Matthias and Nina.
But I definitely saw Kaz in a new light this time. Even though he goes as kind of careless and cold dude, he cares a lot about his crew.
This book broke my heart and I cried a lot! But there were happy tears too. Still I won’t be rating it with full 5 stars. For me it’ll be 4.5 stars.
The ending left me kind of empty handed. I was waiting for something more, better closure maybe? I’m not sure myself either but it wasn’t the best ending.
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