Crooked Kingdom Review

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Leigh Bardugo

Purchased from Amazon 

Finished 10 January 2017

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Synopsis:

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 left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, 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 magic in the Grisha world.

My Opinion:

First let me say, I loved this book so much. I think this is now one of my favourite series. I preferred this book ever so slightly more than the first book. 

Compared to the first book I didn’t think this book was slow in any parts and I really enjoyed the character development throughout this story. I liked learning more and more about each character, this made me like them even more than I already did. I went through so many emotions in this book, to a point I even cried and as I get told I don’t have emotions, this is a really big thing for a book to do to me. 

I have been feeling like I am not connecting to book in ways I am meant to and this book and series made me feel like way again. 

Something I thought was really well done in this book compared to other YA books I have read in the past is the way the romance is dealt with. I liked the fact that I personally felt like the relationship between Jasper and Wylan is focused on more than any other relationship in the book. I liked how each individual relationship was dealt with differently and each relationship was different. I thought this was more like the ‘real life’ young adult relationships, unlike some books you can read where every relationship is lovey Dovey. I really enjoyed the bond between all the characters in the group and the way they looked out for each other. 

The only character I didn’t really bond with was Jaspers father. I don’t believe a father would act the way that he did but saying that I did understand why he did it for the story. 

I think the ending was the perfect way to end the story, I really want more from Kaz and the team. 

I can’t wait to try more by Leigh Bardugo and I will be picking more of her books up in the future. 

If you have read this duology, let me know what you thought in the comments. 

Six of Crows Review

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Leigh Bardugo 

Purchased book from Amazon

512 Pages 

Finished 6th Dec 2016

☆☆☆☆

Goodreads Synopsis 

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
 

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

My Thoughts

It took me a while to get into this book, which I was really surprised about as I heard a lot of good things about it. I was close to giving up on the book as it was not capturing my attention as I had hoped. 

I don’t like giving up on books especially one where I know I will like it just of the synopsis. 

As I grew to like the characters more and more, I liked the way the story was going more and more as well. I thought the development of all the characters more so kaz was amazing and I couldn’t wait to find out more about them. I did keep finding myself forgetting they were young and thinking these characters where older adults throughout and was reminded every so often once the age was brought up by another character they interact within the plot, which I thought was an interesting thing the author put in, whether it was meant that way or not. 

I find it refreshing that even though you can see there is a ‘love interest’ between some of the characters nothing has been acted upon. I like this because I am so used to reading YA books which include a love interest or relationship acted upon so easily. 

I really did enjoy this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of reading it. I can not wait to start the next one, which I am so glad I purchased at the same time. 

If any of you have read this book please let me know what your thoughts were

Book Haul

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My Book Haul

I treated myself to some new books this month as it is my birthday on the 25th November.

The darkening path trilogy by Philip Womack was given to me by my stepmum. 

I have linked every book to the Goodreads page so you can have a look at the synopsis. I do not know about any of these books. I just bought them as I had seen them around blogs and twitter and I have been interested in them


Book One: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Book Two: Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Book Three: Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendra Blake

Book  Four: And I Darken (Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White 

Book Five: Gemina (The Illuminae files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristof


The next books were given to me by my step mum which she won in a competition. I hadn’t heard of these books before and this is the first time I had see this trilogy or heard of the author. 

Book 1: The Broken King (The Darkening Path #1) by Philip Womack

Book 2: The King’s Broken (The Darkening Path #2) by Philip Womack

Book 3: The King’s Revenge (The Darkening Path #3) by Philip Womack


If you have read of these books, please let me know what you thought of them?

Look out for all my reviews for these coming in the next few months.