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


Format: Kindle Whispersync


Discover what comes next for Kaz, Jesper, Inej, and Wylan in Crooked Kingdom, the spectacular sequel to Six of Crows.

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.


I enjoyed this so much more than book 1, Six of Crows. I still had some issues with it so I didn’t want to give it 5 stars. As I said in my review of Six of Crows, I recommend reading the books rather than listening to the audio or using kindle whispersync to read/listen. The story was much better and the twists were a lot less predictable. We get even more backstory on the characters to help flesh them out more and I enjoyed that as well as it didn’t feel like filler this time. I came away loving Kaz a lot more than I expected I would. Such a great grey character that is both good and evilish, and Inej… well that’s one bad young lady!

“The really bad monsters never look like monsters.”

The biggest issue that I had with this book was the fact that Jesper’s narrator was horrendous at attempting to read female voices (not to mention he sounded more like a 40 year old life long smoker, rather than a teen/young adult). It was at a point where when I saw his name come up on a chapter I rolled my eyes and would’ve rather skipped the entire chapter instead of having to hear him butcher voices.

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