Book Review: CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
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
Crooked Kingdom is the sequel to Six of Crows which
I reviewed on March 7, 2016. You can read that review here:
And I must say the author Leigh Bardugo didn't disappoint me.
While reading Crooked Kingdom, I had a chance
to fall in love all over again with Kaz Brekker and his thugs.
Whereas this action-packed story with significant twistsand turns had me on the edge of my seat, the author
consistently brings the reader back in time with
each character throughout the book. While the writing is excellent,
some of the sections had begun to feel slow and drawn out. However,
the background shaped each character and helped you to
understand why and how they ended up with the likes of Kaz.
If you like speculative, YA novels full of suspense, action,
and twists and turns you'll love CROOKED KINGDOM.
Not a big young adult fan, but glad you enjoyed it. Always a bummer when the second book lets you down.ReplyDelete
Leigh is a very talented author. Glad you liked it Cat and I posted the link on twitter and hopefully she might see it.ReplyDelete
Cool!! Thank you Sheena-kay.Delete
Writing sequels are a challenge. I admire anyone who can do it successfully--even partially.ReplyDelete