19 Aug 2019

#Review: CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo


Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2
Source: Purchased from Audible
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
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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.
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Read my review of SIX OF CROWS!

I'm very disappointed in this one. It felt more like a set up for the next series (King of Scars) rather than a decent conclusion to this duology. I didn't care about the characters or their conclusions and I wasn't even that sad at the way things turned out because it was the only logical conclusion if we wanted to continue with the next series.

I found myself really bored during this one, which shouldn't have been the case since there were so many heists and action scenes. But at the same time, I think that was it's downfall. There was too much of that - because there are only so many times characters can succeed in a roundabout way before you get sick of it.

I listened to this as an audiobook so that I could read it at work and have something to distract me while I was working. However, I found myself having to go back to previous chapters to listen again because I zoned out during the reading process. I mentioned in my status updates on Goodreads how disappointed I was in this one.

But really, I just wanted this to be a different book than it was. I just want authors to write the story at hand, not the next ten. Because it is one thing to know where stories can overlap and connect and another to purposefully create a storyline that directs people in a certain way. On to the fanfiction it is!

Have you read this one? What was your favourite part?

1 comment:

  1. I have to read this duology still, so skipping your review. I'm sure it was lovely though <3


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