TITLE: Crooked Kingdom
BY: Leigh Bardugo
SERIES NAME: Six of Crows #1
GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult
PUBLICATION DATE: September 27th 2016
“Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. They don’t forget. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for.”
Okay, this line from Kaz Brekker must state how he sees himself, what he CAN, SHOULD and WOULD do which led him in the worst situation he’s in in this sequel of the infamous Six Of Crows. And oh my God, I will never ever forget this broken guy named Kaz.
I won’t go into much details because I’m so broken remembering Kaz and his group, how they faced and overcame every damn challenges along their way. After surviving from the Ice court, one must not expect any worse challenge that that. But Leigh Bardugo outdid herself in the best way possible when he turned Kaz’ own country against him and his group.
It was devastating. It was hopeless. It was amazing.
But I must admit, when Inej was rescued, I was worried things might get boring from then but No. DAMN!!!… Okay now that I mentioned Inej, I must state how broken I was for her when she was captivated. When she said that she was unsure anymore if Kaz and her friends would come for her, I died. I mean she’s one of the bravest and strongest heroine I’ve ever met. Like really brave, as in she has fears but face them anyway. She wasn’t the kind who cower. Incredible.
I’m gonna say this again, Leigh Bardugo is sooooo good in writing diverse characters. Kaz’ crew was anything you could ever wish for a perfect and relatable characters. Jesper, Wylan, Matthias, Nina, Inej and Kaz. This lot has broken me for they made fall in love with them. It was amazing how they grew individually and as a group and also as couples.
I have this favorite scene with Inej and Kaz in the bathroom, where Kaz was helping Inek with her wounds. And as they talk, you can feel the love and passion between them, how much they are tempted to touch each other, to love each other but they were so broken and pained. They were haunted by the things that happened to them even before they met. It was painful to read and I’m still aching for them
So help me God.
If there’s one thing I disagree with was when one of the characters died. It’s okay if he died (okay not really) but the way he died, it was. it shouldn’t be like that. But I can forgive that.
And let me just say how awesome it was when Kaz and his crew made all the countries meet in one place? Huh? He was a friggin criminal but made the kings and leaders of this fictional world meet. APPLAUDABLE.
And of course I must not forget that my love, Nikolai made an appearance along with two of my favorite Grishas ever lived. Awww.
Okay, it’s very obvious I can’t put into words how much I love this duology. I can’t even make a proper review. Also i am gonna put together all the quotes I’ve marked on these books. Bardugo is so quote-worthy.
Here’s one of my faves:
“Fate has plans for us all.” Inej said quietly.
“And sometimes, fate needs a little assistance.” ⇓
This review is on Goodreads too.
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