2017 · REVIEW

Crooked Kingdom Review

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Leigh Bardugo

Purchased from Amazon 

Finished 10 January 2017

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Synopsis:

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.

My Opinion:

First let me say, I loved this book so much. I think this is now one of my favourite series. I preferred this book ever so slightly more than the first book. 

Compared to the first book I didn’t think this book was slow in any parts and I really enjoyed the character development throughout this story. I liked learning more and more about each character, this made me like them even more than I already did. I went through so many emotions in this book, to a point I even cried and as I get told I don’t have emotions, this is a really big thing for a book to do to me. 

I have been feeling like I am not connecting to book in ways I am meant to and this book and series made me feel like way again. 

Something I thought was really well done in this book compared to other YA books I have read in the past is the way the romance is dealt with. I liked the fact that I personally felt like the relationship between Jasper and Wylan is focused on more than any other relationship in the book. I liked how each individual relationship was dealt with differently and each relationship was different. I thought this was more like the ‘real life’ young adult relationships, unlike some books you can read where every relationship is lovey Dovey. I really enjoyed the bond between all the characters in the group and the way they looked out for each other. 

The only character I didn’t really bond with was Jaspers father. I don’t believe a father would act the way that he did but saying that I did understand why he did it for the story. 

I think the ending was the perfect way to end the story, I really want more from Kaz and the team. 

I can’t wait to try more by Leigh Bardugo and I will be picking more of her books up in the future. 

If you have read this duology, let me know what you thought in the comments. 

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