Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Publisher: New York : Hendry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627792134
Characteristics: 546 pages : maps


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 06, 2019

One of my all time favorite books! The writing, characters and plot will blow your mind. This is a wonderful follow up to Six of Crows with lots of new plot lines and pay offs from the last book! All the characters go through amazing growth and change, coming out stronger than ever This is a really great book and you definitely should read it if you love stunning twists and great mystery!!

Jun 23, 2019

Loved this book. My favorite character is Kaz Brekker no doubt, Kaz is a mastermind. This book is an original and I like the different characters a lot. I also like the fact that one of the characters(Jesper) is "gay" but they don't make such a big deal about it, ex.: Oh my god! I wish the world was less harsh about homo... I absolutely despise those books. Nina was quite interesting and I could connect very well with her. Matthias was someone I knew but can't quite connect with exactly but still enjoyed. Overall, I absolutely loved this book. Kaz Brekker is my new idol.
Loved this: "No mourners, no funerals".

Jun 20, 2019

Edgewater, HWLC

Jun 03, 2019

I liked this one even more than the first! It felt like more time was spent focused on the action and subterfuge of the jobs the team pulled off, and less time spent on backstory. Or maybe the flash-backstory just felt better woven into the beats. Either way, loved it. I cried, I laughed. I'll miss the six crows.

May 25, 2019

Disclaimer: This book contains graphic descriptions of the human body. It is not for the faint of heart
Stunning, surprising and stupid. These are the only words to truly describe the mains characters in Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom. They are stunning as each provide compelling narratives that don’t overcrowd the plot. Surprising as each chapter keeps you on the edge of your seat, in different ways, making you stay awake late into the night reading. Stupid because there are too many occasions you wish that they didn’t make a mistake or make you smile as they try to understand the complexities of budding romances. There is less world building in Crooked Kingdom than it’s predecessor Six of Crows, but that is to be expected when the plot is so full of details and chaos that it becomes hard to pinpoint when each narrator is pinpoint the chronological order of the events that occur. Despite some confusion, Crooked Kingdom created another magic trick that begs to be understood by the reader.

Feb 21, 2019

I normally enjoy fantasy type novels - I loved Bardugo's Grisha trilogy. I really wanted to like Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom too as they should be right up my alley, however they just didn't do it for me. While I enjoyed the references to the Grisha trilogy and the excellent character development, SoC and CK were too slow paced to keep my attention. I normally zip right through books, but unfortunately it was a struggle for me to get through this duology. I also never truly felt like the characters were in danger until close to the ending of either book, which may be why I wasn't as compelled to continue reading.

Feb 16, 2019

I love this series so much, I wish there was another book. I love the world that she has built. The band of characters work so well together and I care about each one.

CedarMill_SabrinaH Jan 29, 2019

A terrific finish to the duology, I loved this sequel even more than Six of Crows. If you like found families, heists, and ragtag teams with a unique skill set, you'll love these books. Six of Crows and Bardugo's Grishaverse trilogy have been picked up for a combined TV series, so start reading now!

Jan 05, 2019

Crooked Kingdom was amazing. Every character had so much development. I really, really liked Jesper's progress. And there were so many parts to the big scheme, with heart-stopping action. I loved that Bardugo writes it in such a way that there is a small break between each important event. Like how the crew regroups and figures stuff out then goes out to carry out their plans. Ok, that sounds pretty normal, but Bardugo's story and everything is so unique and splendid.

Here are *some* of my favorite quotes! MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!

1. “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.”
(chapter 12)
2. “You aren’t a flower, you’re every blossom in the wood blooming at once. You are a tidal wave. You’re a stampede. You are overwhelming.”
3. “Nina glanced from Inej to Kaz and saw they both wore the same expression. Nina knew that look. It came after the shipwreck, when the tide moved against you and the sky had gone dark. It was the first sight of land, the hope of shelter and even salvation that might await you on a distant shore.” (chapter 22)
4. “He didn’t deserve peace and he didn’t deserve forgiveness, but if he was going to die today, maybe the one thing he’d earned was the memory of her--brighter than anything he would ever have a right to--to take with him to the other side.” (chapter 26, kaz)
5. “And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.” (chapter 30, kaz)
6. “Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.” (chapter 37, kaz)
7. “I promise, Matthias. I’ll take you home.”
“Nina,” he said, pressing her hand to his heart. “I am already home.”
8. "Her heart was a river that carried her to the sea.” (chapter 44)
Trust me, I could quote the whole book. I really enjoyed this novel and I felt so much closure. Looking forward to King of Scars.

Sep 06, 2018

Pretty good, however I felt that everything went right for the main characters. This created the sense that they were never really in danger and it was just temporary. Good characters, good setting and themes, just improve the plot slightly and it would of been great.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
Jun 14, 2019

red_cheetah_5939 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Feb 17, 2018

romana1 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Dec 22, 2017

rapunzel454 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jan 07, 2017

snailfly thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Dec 20, 2016

consana thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

spl_merley Nov 14, 2016

spl_merley thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Nov 13, 2016

PayetteStAmour thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


Add a Summary
spl_merley Nov 14, 2016

After miraculously surviving a most spectacular heist by grit and good luck Kaz and his team are ready to enjoy their reward. When the promised reward is witheld in a daring double cross things turn into another fight for survival only this time on home territory Kaz and his team must find common ground once again if they are to work together and defeat a growing list of enemies ready to destroy them. There are higher stakes for everyone in Bardugo's sequel and finale. You won't want this story to end but you won't be able to put it down either.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GSPL

To Top