Review: Crooked Kingdom

Crooked KingdomCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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, they’re low on resources, allies and hope. While a war rages on the city’s streets, 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.

If Six of Crows was the awesome heist novel, Crooked Kingdom is the scheme-upon-brilliant scheme addition to it. The Dregs lost round one, but they are coming back with vengeance, to teach Van Eck a lesson in underestimating Barrel rats. Kaz invents plots and missions to lure this powerful person in Ketterdam to his doom. There are points in the story when it feels like all has been lost, how will they get it done, etc, which constantly keeps you on your toes. And even during the lulls, we get to know the characters better. We get Wylan’s backstory, and plenty of interesting developments, some cameo appearances that will make you squeal in joy if you’ve read the Grisha trilogy – basically it was one hell of a finale book.

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