Good Morning and happy Sunday!!!! After much thought and some lovely opinions on my Instagram account (@parisian_bookshelf) I decided to write my review on Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Crooked Kingdom is the second and last book from the Six of Crows Duology. I was very sad to say goodbye to this world I really wanted more from Leigh about Kaz and his gang. Six of Crows was one of my favorite series this year!
“No mourners, No funerals”
Be warned there will be Spoilers on my review!!!
The book starts with the gang on a remote island/graveyard where they are forming a plan in order to get back Inej from Van Eck. Kaz has another of his many crazy plans in order to “get back his investment”. Yes Kaz that was very convincing!!!! While Six of Crows took place in Fjerda Crooked Kingdom takes place in Ketterdam it felt like been back on base for the final chapter. After Inej gets kidnapped we see Kaz become more agitated and he is knd of losing his cool and his mask throughout the book.
Good News!!! We get Inej back quite early on the book thanks to another crazy plan from Kaz!! I laughed so hard with Alice like how stupid can someone be??? The gang gets Inej back but Van Eck has the entire city looking for them and he is offering a reward for every one of them. Kaz of course has the biggest reward on his head and he is been cocky about. Typical Kaz!!!!
While Inej and Kaz are trying to learn how to be around each other we have Nina and Matthias. Nina has been through a tough time battling her addiction to Jurda Parem and while she has trouble using her powers she discovers that they have sifted. The very nature of her powers that were tied to her living changed towards something much darker. Her relationship with Matthias develops but at the same time he does want to take advantage of the state!! He is sooo sweet!!!!!!
But there is another romance between the members of the gang. Jesper needs the money from the job so that his father won’t lose his farm. So Jesper and Wylan grow closer together while each tries to deal with different family problems.
One of my favorite scenes in the whole book was Kaz tending to Inej’s wounds without his gloves. It was such an emotionally scene where we learned a few more things about his traumatic experience that made him that way while were saw firsthand what he feels when he is touching anyone and how he fought that feeling for Inej!!!
I think I laughed as many times as I almost cried while reading this book…it was literary an emotionally roller coaster!!! I was really sad when it ended because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the characters and I think there is room for one more book…that is me being in denial….Generally, I’m not a romantic person but reading about Kaz and Inej and how they both wanted to be together but each had their own problems made me root for them even more!!!!!!!!!
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you.”
Thank you for reading my rant, I mean my review about Crooked Kingdom…It will always be in my heart!!!!!
Her Majesty The Queen ❤ ❤