Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrators: Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, Fred Berman, Brandon Rubin, Kevin T. Collins, Lauren Fortgang, Peter Ganim
Length: 18 hours (546 pages)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company; Audible
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for fans of: Shadow & Bone, heists


Welcome to the world of the Grisha.

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.


This is easily one of my top favorite books of all time. I love the character and relationship development so much! Not sure how I loved it more on the reread, but I did.

review from November 2019: I thought Six of Crows was really good, but Crooked Kingdom was phenomenal! I love this ragtag band of misfits so much! They found themselves in impossible situation after impossible situation, but Kaz was always scheming a new plan. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I laughed so many times throughout as the characters found humor in dire situations, and the last few chapters left me sobbing. This is a new favorite; I cannot stress how much I love this duology! Everyone needs to read this ASAP!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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