In today’s blog post, we are talking about Crooked Kingdom which is a sequel to Six of Crows. If you haven’t read Six of Crows yet, I suggest you read my review here, read the book then come back to this one. If you read this post first, they might be spoilers for the previous book. Unless you don’t mind being spoiled, let’s get to the spoiler free review of crooked kingdom.
Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published: 27 September 2016
Crooked Kingdom picks up exactly where Six of Crows left off, after Kaz Brekker and the crew have survived and pulled off the impossible heist. Instead of receiving their rewards, they are betrayed and Inej has been captured. Thus, Kaz and the rest of the crew are working on a plan to get her back. Therefore, we follow them trying to rescue Inej and plot their revenge after being betrayed by Jan Van Eck.
That’s the best I can do for a summary without spoiling anything LOL.
- I enjoyed the fact that, they are no gaps in between the ending scene of Six of Crows and the starting scene of Crooked Kingdom. It picks up exactly where the last book ended which was just perfect.
- I loved the writing style (which is the same for Six of crows…link) and the way she managed to pull out the different character perspectives. It is easy to follow and you get to understand each perspective through different voices.
- One thing I loved about Leigh Bardugo’s style of writing is the way she handles trauma, mental illness and abuse in a way that is so realistic and believable. She blends it seamlessly to the story. It is not something that, the whole story revolves around as these kids/characters have been through tremendous things and their lives have been terrible. I am grateful for that she reveals what they’ve been through but not necessarily dwells on it. It’s only a way of letting us know their backgrounds.
- I really enjoyed the portrayal of relationships, the way that emotions and feelings are projected, it is so cute. She didn’t compromise reality or the severity of what they have been through just to please the readers. She did it in a way that, people who have struggles in anyway can read this and relates to the characters and not feel like their issues are being bullied. She handled it perfectly.
- This book is hilarious; painful at times, action packed and I was anxious about what was going to happen next to the plot.
- The ending of the book was perfectly written, it couldn’t have gone any other way.
Overall this book was perfection, funny and epic. I would definitely recommend this du-ology (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom) and I am definitely re-reading this book.
So, those were my thoughts on Crooked Kingdom. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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