Wednesday, 1 April 2020
MPOV: Crooked Kingdom (The Six of Crows Duology #2)
Goodreads rating: 4.6/5
Published: September 27, 2016
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy fiction, young adult
Welcome to the world of the Grisha.
Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts 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.
The above taken from Goodreads.
This is the closure I've been waiting for. After 2 failed attempts to bring down Jan Van Eck and Pekka Rollins for cheating and lying to them, the third time is either a charm or a fool which Kaz had to risk taking. The deal is the deal. Brick by brick.
Leigh Bardugo is smart. She made sure every plot is just right, not more not less. The way she planned the events and the characters with precision that I can't even complaint. As per book 1, I totally liked the way she wrote the story, each with their own point of view which is why I did not get lost even with so many characters in it!
Although Kaz seemed to be the most brutal but he's still a kid with a fear to confront with and still has compassion for his loyal buddies. He's actually the most vulnerable of them all and I so feel for him. Especially when he wanted to touch and be with Inej but his fear keeps taking over the better of him... gosh that was filled with anguished broken sadness!
With a few unexpected plot twists, the momentum felt here was not as great as book 1 but it still gives the depth and closure I wanted. I would have wanted more of some and less of others but then it can't be perfect or we would not have enjoyed it at all. The love, the loss and the lack of it all made the book worthwhile to finish!
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