Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Crooked Kingdom Review
Kaz Brekker and his crew 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 left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, 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 magic in the Grisha world.
I, like everyone else have been waiting oh so eagerly for this book and the what is to come for all the characters that we came to love and want to have a happy ending. Well as much of a happy ending that they can have.
Kaz was such a heartbreaking character. He really is trying to open up to Inej, and you can really see that he is struggling. Kaz is such a dynamic character. In Six of Crows, he didn't really let anyone change his plans, once they are planed out, you'd be damn if he would change it for you. But yet he really started to let the rest of the team have some kind input. Also, when he slipped up and called Jesper, Jodie. I just felt so much, and the fact that when he realised what he did, he froze up, he felt like he made a mistake.
Inej caused me a lot of heartattacks during the beginning of the novel where she was in captive, because no one was with her so I wouldn't have known what was happening to her during that moment. She for sure is the most understanding of all the characters, Inej is always there for them, even if it goes against her saints. Her relationship with everyone is really amazing, though my favourite has to be her relationship with Kaz. Even though he doesn't automatically open up, she understand where he is coming from and waits for it to happening.
Jesper and Wylan. Such a cute couple, I have to say. Jesper's fatter come into the story and it really showed how badly Jesper just wants to help him and make him proud. And with his obviously growing relationship with Wylan, is really starting to make him figure out what he can do, verses what he should. Wylan, is such a nerd and I have to say, him going back to how he is supposed to look. He also found out that his mother is alive so you know, that was probably a bit of a shock. Their relationship is probably going to continue to grow.
Nina and Matthias are the reason why I wanted to throw my phone across the room. Nina was such an amazing character, and we got to see people from her past, with how she handles situations that we didn't really see in Six of Crows. Matthias, holy crap, I was so upset about what happened to him and how far he gotten with how acceptable he was. Until you know, what happened. I a hoping we get to see Nina's journey to where she is going up north with *spoiler* Matthias body.
The story was everything that I was hoping for to conclude this duology. Although everything was very much so, action packed, there was a little bit of what I like to call, character interaction. That is the kind of stories I like to read.
5 out of 5 stars