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

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.

Watching the Shadow and Bone show made me fall in love with the crows, so I gave another chance to Six of Crows. I’m so glad that I did because I loved it so much and I immediately read this one. It’s a continuation of the adventures and troubles from the first book, this time with more in depth look into the past of the six main characters.

All of the crows get their POV chapters. Usually with books like that there are some Povs that I find boring and some that i can’t wait for, but here it was different. I have my favorites (Kaz and Inej) but I love them all. It’s also one of the rare books where I’m interested in all the couples. The romances aren’t the main focus of the book, they’re not forced and they’re all quite different so I never feel like it’s too much.

I was spoiled on twitter for something that happens near the end of the book and couldn’t stop thinking about it the whole time. And I knew exactly which chapter it was gonna be – I wish I didn’t, but oh well. The weird thing is that I have read King of Scars when it came out and the spoiler was there too, but back then I didn’t care about the crows so I promptly forgot about it… and got spoiled anyways.

As far as I know there’s no plan for the third crows book, but I’m hoping there will be one.

“After all their mad escapes and close calls, he’d started to believe the six of them were somehow charmed, that his guns, Kaz’s brains, Nina’s wit, Inej’s talent, Wylan’s ingenuity, and Matthias’ strength had made them somehow untouchable. They might suffer. They might take their knocks, but Wylan was right, in the end they were all supposed to stay standing.”

I would have come for you. And if I could’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together – knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.

This is my first review for Wyrd and Wonder. My goal is to read 7 fantasy books and review all of them, today is the sixth of May and I’m posting the first review – feels like I’m already behind, but I’ll catch up.

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