Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Finished reading Crooked Kingdom from Leigh Bardugo

Title: Crooked Kingdom
Writer: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: #fantasy #youngadult
Length: 536 pages
My rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Paperback

The book in three words: Otherwordly, Soulful, Honest


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.


I raise my hat to Leigh Bardugo. She has created multiple points of view book that I did not hate but loved more than anything. I got horrible book hangover after reading this!

Although the Crooked kingdom had over 500 pages, it had no slow chapters in it. All the different perspectives took the story and characters forward.I forgot to live my own life when reading 😂. It felt like I was in the book living the scenes myself. The multiple perspectives were done in a good way. One minor note I have to give, there could have been more Kaz Brekker in there!

I gave this book 5 stars out of five because it had deep characters who actually evolved in these two books (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom). They learned more about themselves all the time.

Obviously the book had a good plot. There was a lot of scheming and more twists and turns than I anticipated. I wish I could share everything with you, but I just can’t if I am not going to reveal everything.

The five stars are also earned as there were times I forgot I read a young adult book. So huge points from there too. The plot and scheming worked. One sad thing is that is a book that is alive, truly alive, only one time. The re-reading might not work cause the excitement is gone when you know how they are going to pull it through.

Best quotes from Crooked Kingdom

”I would have 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.”

Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

”We meet fear. We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen.”

Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

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