Published by Orion Children’s Books
on September 27, 2016
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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.
I read Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows last year and it was definitely one of my favourite reads of 2015! I just fell totally in love with the characters and the story, and having already been a fan of the author’s writing (the Grisha trilogy is fabulous), I wasn’t surprised at how great the book was.
So Crooked Kingdom easily became my most anticipated book of 2016, although with this being a duology, I knew that I was going to be really sad to say goodbye to those characters.
I was so happy to be back in this world, back in Ketterdam with Kaz and the rest of the crew. This book made me laugh, gasp, and even cry – I have nothing but gushing praise for Crooked Kingdom and Leigh Bardugo! The plot is twisty and intricate, the story is satisfying, and I didn’t want it to end.
I highly recommend this series, which now ranks among my all-time favourites!