Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

This week for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the young adult fantasy novel, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. This book was published in September 2016 by Henry Holt & Co. and has a page count of 546 pages. This book is the sequel to Six of Crows. The audiobook is read by Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans & more, and is 17 hours & 58 minutes in length. The following overview is provided from the B&N page: When you can’t beat the odds, change the game. 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.

This was a fantastic sequel to Six of Crows. I loved the ability to see how different characters viewed their bonds with each other. I also think these novels benefit from having multiple points of view. It enriches the story and allows the pace and tension to stay high. Where you may have a slow point in one character’s story, you are not slowed by that in this book. The adventure stays at a steady pace because someone in the group is always experiencing something. I highly recommend this duology to those who like adventure fantasy novels with a touch of romance.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Tomorrow for the Missing Person Saturday feature, I am highlighting the missing person’s case of Santez Miller. Next week for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the gothic horror novel, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. Until then keep reading on; Nerd out!

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