Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It wasn't supposed to be like this. Kaz Brekker and his crew broke into and escaped from an impenetrable prison. Unfortunately their reward was a double cross. The man who broke his word will wish he never spoke to Kaz because he loves to break people down brick by brick. Limited resources and allies won't stop Kaz and his crew from getting their revenge and the money they're owed.
Crooked Kingdom was a good completion of the Six of Crow storyline. It's rare to see a two book series, but the author pulled it off well. When Kaz's scheming face appears it spells disaster for those who've crossed him.
Like Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom revolves around thievery and friendship. The character I came to like the most through the entire series is Inej. She like the others have done what they must to survive, but Inej still has a level of mercy and kindness to her that make her a strong protagonist. Plus I imagine for the exception of Kaz she suffered the most prior to the series being kidnapped, enslaved, sold as a prostitute, and eventually being unwillingly indentured. I would have imagined her to be as jaded as Kaz, but it never gets near that point for her.
Crooked Kingdom was a good conclusion to an enjoyable story.
3.5 out of 5 stars
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