Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom

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Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend on Ketterdam in pursuit of knowledge about a dangerous drug.

McMillan Palgrave

Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.

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 badly weakened, 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 the Grisha world.

& Taylor

A highly anticipated next installment in the best-selling Six of Crows series finds Kaz Brekker and his crew badly weakened by the abduction of a valuable team member and fraying loyalties that culminate in a war in the dark and twisting streets of Ketterdam. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: New York : Hendry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627792134
Branch Call Number: YA Bardu
Characteristics: 546 pages : maps


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Feb 21, 2019

I normally enjoy fantasy type novels - I loved Bardugo's Grisha trilogy. I really wanted to like Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom too as they should be right up my alley, however they just didn't do it for me. While I enjoyed the references to the Grisha trilogy and the excellent character development, SoC and CK were too slow paced to keep my attention. I normally zip right through books, but unfortunately it was a struggle for me to get through this duology. I also never truly felt like the characters were in danger until close to the ending of either book, which may be why I wasn't as compelled to continue reading.

Feb 16, 2019

I love this series so much, I wish there was another book. I love the world that she has built. The band of characters work so well together and I care about each one.

CedarMill_SabrinaH Jan 29, 2019

A terrific finish to the duology, I loved this sequel even more than Six of Crows. If you like found families, heists, and ragtag teams with a unique skill set, you'll love these books. Six of Crows and Bardugo's Grishaverse trilogy have been picked up for a combined TV series, so start reading now!

Jan 05, 2019

Crooked Kingdom was amazing. Every character had so much development. I really, really liked Jesper's progress. And there were so many parts to the big scheme, with heart-stopping action. I loved that Bardugo writes it in such a way that there is a small break between each important event. Like how the crew regroups and figures stuff out then goes out to carry out their plans. Ok, that sounds pretty normal, but Bardugo's story and everything is so unique and splendid.

Here are *some* of my favorite quotes! MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!

1. “I would come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together--knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
(chapter 12)
2. “You aren’t a flower, you’re every blossom in the wood blooming at once. You are a tidal wave. You’re a stampede. You are overwhelming.”
3. “Nina glanced from Inej to Kaz and saw they both wore the same expression. Nina knew that look. It came after the shipwreck, when the tide moved against you and the sky had gone dark. It was the first sight of land, the hope of shelter and even salvation that might await you on a distant shore.” (chapter 22)
4. “He didn’t deserve peace and he didn’t deserve forgiveness, but if he was going to die today, maybe the one thing he’d earned was the memory of her--brighter than anything he would ever have a right to--to take with him to the other side.” (chapter 26, kaz)
5. “And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.” (chapter 30, kaz)
6. “Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.” (chapter 37, kaz)
7. “I promise, Matthias. I’ll take you home.”
“Nina,” he said, pressing her hand to his heart. “I am already home.”
8. "Her heart was a river that carried her to the sea.” (chapter 44)
Trust me, I could quote the whole book. I really enjoyed this novel and I felt so much closure. Looking forward to King of Scars.

Sep 06, 2018

Pretty good, however I felt that everything went right for the main characters. This created the sense that they were never really in danger and it was just temporary. Good characters, good setting and themes, just improve the plot slightly and it would of been great.

MelifluousView May 08, 2018

There were parts of the ending that I loved, but there were definitely a few parts that I didn't...and that's the reason I didn't like it as much as the first in the duology. The job was definitely interesting, and the connection with the Bardugo's first Grisha triology made me smile. The character growth was wonderful. The relationships may not have all been what I hoped, but there was some sweetness at the end that made it mostly satisfying.

Mar 21, 2018

I am wrecked. Everything Leigh did in this book was a stroke of genius. Everything in this book is so meaningful and impactful (Yes, even you-know-who's death. Damn it all, it was so well done and it really hit me.)

This was so fresh and beautiful. This book showcases true diversity, and diversity done exceptionally well. All of these characters are so, so amazing. I am in love with every single one of them! It hurts to part this world, but I know that it ended in the exact right place.

Thank you Leigh Bardugo for giving your audience everything you had to give.
Seriously, read these books!

PimaLib_ChristineR Feb 23, 2018

A completely satisfying wrap-up to Six of Crows. This is how it's done. Each book is complete unto itself, but together they're even more satisfying. Kaz and his crew got the job done in book one, but it turns out they'll have to do some more scheming to actually get paid. This book felt like it fell back on more cliches, but it doesn't matter, the action was so fun to read and Bardugo left me gasping at some of the narrow escapes. More backstory on the characters was helpful and horrifying. Another bang up job.

Dec 26, 2017

Second in the Six of Crows duology. Written for young adults.

Dec 22, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Amazing characters and plot! (Read Six of Crow first)

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spl_merley Nov 14, 2016

After miraculously surviving a most spectacular heist by grit and good luck Kaz and his team are ready to enjoy their reward. When the promised reward is witheld in a daring double cross things turn into another fight for survival only this time on home territory Kaz and his team must find common ground once again if they are to work together and defeat a growing list of enemies ready to destroy them. There are higher stakes for everyone in Bardugo's sequel and finale. You won't want this story to end but you won't be able to put it down either.


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