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The Adventure Continues in “Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo

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My Confession

First, I’ve been super busy finishing up a novella and short story that will be published soon. I’ll have news about that in a couple of weeks.

My confession, I am way, way behind on writing book reviews. Yes, I’ve been reading, and no, I haven’t been reviewing.

So, I’m turning over a new leaf: I’m going to write shorter reviews and get caught up! Yay.

Crooked Kingdom

Back in August of 2016, I reviewed Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. Crooked Kingdom is a continuation of Six of Crows.

The good news is Crooked Kingdom is every bit as good as the first book. Like the Six of Crows this book stands on its own. I think anyone could enjoy this book without having read the first one. However, I loved stepping into this story because I knew the characters. Kaz, Nina, Inez, Wylan, Matthias, and Jesper are all back in this book, plus a couple new comers.

The story is action packed with lots of twists and turns. The plot deals with the aftermath from the first book and wraps up many of the issues from the first book. I’m trying not to give spoilers.

What I Liked

This quotation sums things up.

Since I was invested in these characters, I got into the story immediately. Bardugo digs deeper into each character’s personality, revealing more about their backgrounds and issues. I especially like Kaz’s backstory and had a better understanding of his character. Like the first book, the chapters shift from one point of view to another.

If you’ve read The Grisha Trilogy, which I’ll review soon, you’ll be pleased that a couple characters from those books show up in this story.

What To Expect

Crooked Kingdom is an action packed story with lots of twists and turns. It’s a fun read that is every bit as good as the first book. And, yes, there’s romance, more than in Six of Crows.

You also might my review of Six of Crows.

Check out Bardugo’s website; it’s fun.

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