Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return

#blurb: 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.

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Pages: 560

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books

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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Kaz Brekker is back with his gang in the sequel of Six of Crows to take revenge from Jan Van Eck for cheating on them. He does not pay Kaz the money he has promised and instead captures one of their gang members. But what he doesn’t know is that tricking Kaz would only bring his devastation. Also Nina is suffering from the after effects of jurda parem and trying her best to get back to normal life. Moreover Jesper’s father is in town to find about the whereabouts of his son. Adding to that Kaz’s arch nemesis Pekka Rollins is after his life. Will Kaz be able to defeat everyone? Will they able to get the money? Will they survive this deadly war? Grab the book to find out.

This book is another marvelous work of Leigh Bardugo. If you liked Six of Crows then you are definitely going to love this book. Some shocking secrets and background stories about Wylan and Jesper are revealed in this book. You are going to get answers to all your answered questions. Six of crows was all about stealing and completing the impossible heist whereas this book deals with the repercussions of that mission. There are more twists and turns which is going to blow your mind. You can’t appreciate Kaz Brekker enough. His masterstrikes are going to leave you dumbfounded. The amalgamation of thrill and emotions makes it all the more enthralling. I totally fell in love with him in this book and the chemistry he shares with Inej is alluring. I wish this duology never ended.I highly recommend it to all the lovers of YA fantasy out there. The books won’t disappoint you.

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