Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

If you haven’t already be sure to check out my Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

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After pulling off a seemingly impossible heist in the notorious Ice Court, criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker feels unstoppable. But life is about to take a dangerous turn—and with friends who are among the deadliest outcasts in Ketterdam city, Kaz is going to need more than luck to survive in this unforgiving underworld.

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

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“They don’t know who we are. Not really. They don’t know what we’ve done, what we’ve managed together. So let’s go show them they picked the wrong damn fight.”

The Six of Crows Duology is definitely my favorite books of all time right along side George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Through out the whole book Bardugo had my heart racing. Of course there was never a dull moment. How could a story with Kaz Brekker ever be dull?

“Kaz had tapped his crow’s head cane on the flagstones of the tomb floor. “Do you know what Van Eck’s problem is?”
“No honor?” said Matthias.
“Rotten parenting skills?” said Nina.
“Receding hairline?” offered Jesper.
“No,” said Kaz. “Too much to lose. And he gave us a map to what to steal first.”

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I really loved every single character so very much. I thought I loved them in Six of Crows, but in this book as I got to know them individually even more, I fell deeply for them.They are the most unique diverse characters I have ever come upon, EVER! I loved how there was more of Wylan’s point of view in this book more and he really opened up, it was so awesome and adorable.

Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?”
“Guns?” asked Jesper.
“Ships?” queried Inej.
“Bombs?” suggested Wylan.
“Political bribes?” offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. “This is where you tell us how awful we are,” she whispered.

I have not read the Grisha Trilogy, but there were a few Grisha in Crooked Kingdom from the Grisha series and they were so awesome as well. So very soon I will be reading Shadow and Bone. Heck, I’m going to read all of Leigh Bardugo’s books! I can’t wait for September for the Language of Thorns! Leigh Bardugo’s writing style is amazing! I felt every emotion from every character, and could clearly visualize everything in the story.

“My mother is Ketterdam. She birthed me in the harbour. And my father is profit. I honour him daily.”

 

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You gotta love this image of the map of Ketterdam that is in the book! 😍

The ending of the story was great, but things are definitely left open for more stories! I am praying that Bardugo will add onto this series or at the very least give some of these characters their own books. I heard rumors that she will. I do hope they are true.

I actually cried through the last 50 pages of this book. I have never cried through 50 pages of any book before! Maybe one scene, but not 50 pages. I was literally reading it through blurry teary eyes choking out the words.

“I would come for you,” he said, and when he saw the wary look she shot him, he said it again. “I would come for you. And if I couldn’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.”

I need more!
I need more Grisha!
I need more Ketterdam!
It was like saying goodbye to friends.
Two days later and I’m still thinking about how I can’t believe its over.
I need more Kaz Brekker and his crew!

“Don’t worry, Da. People point guns at each other all the time in Ketterdam. It’s basically a handshake.”

I’ll forever want more of this amazing, magical, intense,mysterious, brooding story full of assassins and impossible heists, bad-ass charters fulfilling there duty of what they think is right! Any fan of Fantasy,Action,Magic and anything and everything dealing with awesomeness will love this series and I highly recommend it!

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No Mourners, No Funerals!

 

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I hope you enjoyed this review, if you have any questions or comments feel free to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤
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May Wrap-Up and Book Haul

Hello Everyone!

Another month down in 2017!
I really can’t believe how fast it is going by, I really think it’s the fastest year of my life.
Is that what getting old is like? I’ll be twenty-four in June so I suppose I am not that old. But some days I feel really old. Adulting is rough sometimes.

Anyways down to the good stuff.

May Book Haul

This month I didn’t purchase many books, just two. I was gifted, Six of Crows by my lovely friend Literary_Lost Book Of The Month I just got Crooked Kingdom in the mail today and can’t wait to jump in!

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I haven’t gotten the chance to read The Love Interest yet, but I am super excited to read it. It sounds like a fun read and I heard it’s very diverse! ❤

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May Wrap-Up

May was a pretty good reading month. I read a total of 11 books. 6 lovely E-books I reviewed for some amazing Authors and 5 other awesome books that I loved!

Books Read

Physical Books

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E-Books

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Favorite Of The Month

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Since I have already expressed that I am in love with Six of Crows. I decided my favorite of the month was a book I’ve been wanting to read for awhile, since I follow J.C Hannigan on Instagram and Twitter and she seems like a really cool person. I am so glad that I finally got to read it because oh man did I love it! 😀  It was actually my first time reading a book of the Contemporary New Adult genre. J.C Hannigan is an amazing writer! This book was super enjoyable, I could not put it down. It was such a intense story and I loved it! Thankfully there is a second book Reckless Abandon! If only I had unlimited money, I’d buy all of her books! ❤

Book Crush Of The Month

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Jace Wayland ❤

I’ll also like to use this time to admit that I refuse to watch the Shadowhunter TV Show and The Mortal Instruments Movie Cast is way better. Plus Jamie Campbell Bower is forever bae.

My Instagrams Photo Of The Month

Most Liked:

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My Personal Favorite:

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Thanks for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed it! Comment below letting me know your opinions and what books you’ve read and bought. I’d love to hear about them!

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The High School Book Tag

I was tagged by JessicaMarie493 Be sure to check out her blog and post! It’s awesome!highschoolbooktag


The Rules:

  • Thank the creators: Namitha @ TeenMemoir and Jasmine @ HowUsefulItIs
  • Answer the questions.
  • Add pictures! (If you want to)
  • Tag (about) 5 people.

 A+ on the test: A book character that makes you smile?
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Captain Carswell Thorne

I love the conversations between Thorne and Cinder, and Thorne and Kai the most. Thorne is such a hilarious character. Plus he sounds super handsome. All the fan art pretty much confirms he is handsome. Thorne and Cress are also super cute together. When I was reading the Lunar Chronicles, pretty much every part with Thorne had me smiling.

 Sports Team: A fictional family that you want to be part of?

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The Weasleys

Every since I was a little kid and first saw The Burrow. I wish I lived in a house like that. The Weasley family did have alot to do with it though. Mrs.Weasley and her loving and caring for all of her children and Harry! Mr. Weasley and his wonderful personality and interest in muggle items. All the Weasley children are so awesome especially the twins, I love all their little experiments and tricks. I’d rather be part of their family like Harry so I can still have a crush on Ron though. I’d fit right in being a ginger and all.

 Class President: A book that tries to make a difference?

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I actually have never read a book like this one before. It is extremely diverse. I know I really need to read more. I promise I have a whole list of them on my TBR. ❤
This book I think connects will people in different ways. Depending on who is reading it. Personally, I related to the self-esteem issues that some of the characters felt. I also learned how others opposite of me would feel in daily situations.

High School Sweetheart: A book character you have a crush on?

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Patch Cipriano

I definitely have A LOT of book crushes. In previous posts I already confessed by love of Kaz Brekker and I just mentioned Thorne so next in my line of love is Patch from the Hush Hush series. He is my favorite fallen angel. He is definitely the perfect package. Dark,Mysterious,Handsome,Hilarious! Ahhh, I’m drooling.


Prom Night: A book with a beautiful cover

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Futhermore By Tahereh Mafi

In my opinion this is the most gorgeous cover I have ever seen! Have you seen the cover reveal for Whichwood? That cover is so gorgeous as well! Click HERE to see it! 😉


Spring Break: A book you can always turn to when you need an escape?

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All Books

I actually only re-read books if I haven’t finished them or if its the first book of a series I don’t remember. But I do read to escape everyday life and to go on awesome adventures.


School Lunch: A book character(s) you want to have lunch with?

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In a perfect world with all my favorite book characters going to school together. I think I’d definitely eat lunch with Kaz’s or Cinder’s crew. Maybe even Harry,Ron and Hermione.


Halloween Party: A character you would like to be for one day?

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Arya Stark

I wouldn’t mind being Arya even thought shes been through a lot. She has become a bad-ass with a sword. She is just all around awesome.


School Bully: A villain you don’t want to go to school with?

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Aiden

It would definitely suck to have Aiden take over all the computers and the school.


Graduation: A book with a bittersweet conclusion?

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Unforgiven By Lauren Kate

This book had a extremely good ending but, it left me wanting so much more. Even though this book was a part of the Fallen series. It is Cam’s story so there is hope that Lauren Kate will continue on and give us a few more books in the series. I definitely have my fingers crossed for it!

Now I Tag:

Putting Wings On Words and Kristin Kraves Books

Thank you for reading posts and I hope you enjoyed it! Comment below with your opinions, I’d love to hear them. 🙂
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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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“Kaz Brekker didn’t need a reason. Those were the words whispered on the streets of Ketterdam, in the taverns and coffeehouses, in the dark and bleeding alleys of the pleasure district known as the Barrel.”

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Holy Moly! Guys! This has to be the best book I have read in my life. I’m kicking aside all my favorites and Six of Crows is now my number one. My previous number one was the A Song of Ice and Fire series aka Game of Thrones. YES! This book has beat out Game of Thrones! I really don’t know how to express my love for this book in words. But I am going to try!

Goodreads-5/5 Star (I really give it 100 stars!)

I loved this book from start to finish. There was not one boring moment in this story. Every character is amazing in their own way with their unique personalities and skills. I think there is someone everyone could relate to in this book. Of course I fell in love with the main character Kaz Brekker right away. I’ve never met a character quite like Kaz Brekker. He has a dark past that no one knows about. To most he’s just a bastard manufactured in the Barrel. But, he is so much more! If only a boy like him really existed. If anyone knows of one let me know, I’ll gladly marry him! Of course you know if you read the synopsis that Kaz has a team.

“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”

I think my favorite of Kaz’s team is tied between Inej and Jesper. Kaz’s whole crew has a story to tell with their pasts making them the people they are. Just like Kaz.
Inej had me thinking this girl is a bad-ass from the beginning. If I lived in the Barrel I definitely would want Inej on my side. Her skills are definitely one of a kind, she is the ultimate spy. Her humor just like everyone on Kaz’s team is great. I just love her way of thinking! That’s basically why I like Jesper, he always had me smiling with his sly comments to someone.

“”Take good care of my babies,” Jesper said as he handed them over to Dirix. “If I see a single scratch or nick on those, I’ll spell forgive me on your chest in bullet holes.””

To be honest I love every single one of them! Even the bad guys in this story are great! Leigh Bardugo definitely created a masterpiece! This story is so well written, its perfection. She created a world that nothing can compare to.

“”What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.

“Gun to the back?” said Jasper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.

“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.

This is my first Leigh Bardugo book and I love her writing style so much, I plan to read every book she has written and will write. The magic of the Grisha is intense and I think is different than any other ways of interpreting magic that I have ever heard of. The city of Ketterdam sounds eerie but, beautiful in its own way.

The ending to this story I think was perfect. It was a perfect cliff hanger and a perfect last chapter to let you know what is going down next!

I’m definitely team Dregs all the way! I can’t wait to read Crooked Kingdom and continue this epic story and see what tricks Kaz Brekker and his team have up their sleeves next!

I recommend this book to anyone, rather you like Fantasy or not. The story is so diverse and if you like movies like Ocean 11 and Italian Job. You’ll love this book with its own magical,intense,mysterious twist on heists.

Thank you for reading my review! Feel free to comment below and let me know your opinions!

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More Reviews By Me :
Review : Fallen By Megan D. Harding
Mini Review – The Stranger In The Woods By Michael Finkel

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Reading Plans For The Rest Of May
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