Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Hi Munchworms!

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)During my road trip, I read multiple books – obviously. Apart from Gemina, I also read the sequel to Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom! You can probably imagine how much I was looking forward to reading this beauty so I could barely contain myself when I could finally start reading it.

Actually, I cursed about half the world while reading because everything kept distracting me from completely losing myself in Ketterdam. In the end, I won!

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.

There really isn’t much to say about this. I love Bardugo’s writing, I love the whole world she created and I’m really looking forward to reading her trilogy. Yes, the one that I should’ve read ages ago already… I know! I’m bad!

Sometimes the trick to getting the best of a situation was just to wait. If you didn’t like the weather, you didn’t rush into the storm – you waited until it changed. You found a way to keep from getting wet.

When it comes to the characters, Wylan was just… so cute! I couldn’t help but giggle at all his lovely blushing at times. The way Kaz battles his demons is another part of the novel that I really liked. Inej’s part in it has to be mentioned as well, doh.

But oh, the heartbreak at the end of this book… I won’t spoil a word for those who haven’t read Crooked Kingdom yet. I’ll only say: hold your tissues close and prepare for your heart to be shattered. Mine did. Thank the skies I was in my tent when reading the final chapters so nobody could see me shed some tears.

The distance between them felt like nothing. It felt like miles.

I cannot do anything but give this complete duology 5 / 5!




I paid full-price for this book. All opinions are entirely my own. I’m not being compensated in any way.

17 thoughts on “Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

  1. I already desperately want to reread the duology, but I know that it would be smarter to read other books that have been waiting on my TBR.

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    1. Haha, yeah. I don’t think I can dedicate a month solely for rereads because there are so many new book releases coming out that I also need to read.

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    2. I get that! It’s a little something that I’ll be adding in my monthly challenges as well. People always get the feeling that they should “only” read the books that fit the challenge during that month, while I’m more like.. “Just pick one or two and you can join as well?”

      With our TBR’s, it’s always a challenge to read a couple of other books that we normally wouldn’t make time for; so there’s that..

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    3. Exactly. Like, I started a monthly challenge called Middle Grade March, and I like to read a few extra middle grade stories and talk about them in March. But I also can’t help but read some YA and/or adult books as well during that time.

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  2. I still haven’t read this series 😦 my tbr and ARCs are making it impossible to get on top of it. And I have so many audiobooks waiting to be listened too, that I have re-request them again and again because they expired on me – sigh!! But I can’t wait to get to this series – the reviews are just too good not to.

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    1. TBR’s are just hellish sometimes! I hope you get through them.. Somehow! I’m glad I joined ARC August last month. It definitely helped me a ton – even though that’s all out the window again, haha.
      I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can catch up on some soon so you have some time to read these!

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