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    Leigh Bardugo(Author)

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The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.

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 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.

Gr 7 Up—Teens will be excited to return to Bardugo's marvelous world, first visited in her "Grisha Trilogy" and in this duology's previous Six of Crows. They will be treated to a visit from old friends—the graceful (and deadly) Inej; Nina, the Grisha Heartrender; Wylan, the discarded, illiterate merchant's son; and the mysterious and vengeful Kaz. Characters from the original trilogy (most notably Stormhund, prince-turned-privateer) also make an entrance in the heart of the slums of Ketterdam. Plots to take control of the city's underworld abound as Kaz rallies his allies and takes on the might of the rapacious merchant class and Pekka Rollins, King of the Barrel and ruler of the dregs of the city. Following the death of his brother, the antihero has surrounded himself with the castoffs of Ketterdam, all of them very young, defective in some way, and abandoned. Together they will either rule the city victoriously or fail magnificently. While it isn't absolutely necessary to have read the other titles in Bardugo's series, readers will be better served by this continuation if they are already familiar with the complex world and characters. This fast-paced dive into the Barrel, where fortunes are made and lost and life itself hangs in the balance, will keep readers enthralled long past bedtime. VERDICT A must-purchase for all YA collections.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Praise for Crooked Kingdom: "A delicious blend of masterfully executed elements... Bardugo outdoes herself in this exhilarating follow-up, and series fans will have their eyes glued to every page.”―Booklist, starred review. "Un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end"―Kirkus Reviews, starred review. "Bardugo’s ingenious plotting that characterized Crows is again on full display, and the backstories, loyalties, flaws, and romantic alliances….are richly developed.”―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) starred review Praise for Six of Crows:"This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger."―Publishers Weekly, starred review"Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title. . . . This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books."―VOYA, starred review"The whirlwind pace, along with some witty banter, burgeoning romance, and high-stakes action, makes this series opener a surefire crowd-pleaser."―Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Leigh Bardugo(Author)
  • ORION CHILDREN'S (September 27, 2016)
  • English
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  • By amy on September 28, 2016

    They say no mourners, but I'm mourning. I'm mourning that this duology is over. I adored the first book, but the with the addition of the second, the two paired go up in my list of ABSOLUTE PERFECT BOOKS EVAR (which, Ima be honest with you, is kind of hard to get into. The Raven Boys is in there. Harry Potter is in there. You know what's not? The Hunger Games trilogy or even the author's first set of work, the Grisha Trilogy. SCANDALOUS)This was so delicious. It was. Fulfilling, never disappointing, it whetted my appetite for a last job/heist story and satisfied with the level of a Shawshank Redemption-style smack down. It gave me spine-shiveringly-fingers-grazing-slightly-hungrily romantic moments, sweet first love moments, hungry lip-devouring moments. It gave me moments where I wanted to fist pump the hell out of every character, and then clutch them to my chest.and make soothing crooning moments.I read the entire thing in 6 hours. Then I re-read the ending. Multiple times. Tears and shivers and laughing and crying all at the same time. Every time.I CANNOT ENUNCIATE ENOUGH MY APPRECIATION FOR THIS BOOK. I literally gasped at the presentation of one character who I didn't see coming (literally or figuratively) but was so delighted at the brilliance of the author's move. Everything fit. A perfect puzzle of a story that comes to the most resounding satisfying snap at the ending. I AM NOT KIDDING. BUY THIS BOOK. Actually, buy Six of Crows first, devour that (if you have't) and then BUY THIS BOOK. And if you're like me, voraciously devour it. Then as soon as you hit the ending, immediately go back and start re-reading, because you know you've missed details the first time around because the pacing of the story wouldn't allow you to slow down and appreciate the nuances. That's what 2nd readings are for. And 3rd. AND CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH FOR NO LOVE TRIANGLES?!!!?!!?! (THAT didn't count. IT doesn't count. I'm not counting IT.)Thank you Leigh Bardugo, for this duology. Thank you for adding to my miserly BEST READS EVAR pile. Thank you for Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, Matthias, Sprecht, Rotty and every other brilliant character you've made so readable and loveable/hateable.Although, could someone please help me out? Most of the lands are pretty obviously references to real life places. Can I get an assist on Novyi Zem? I know I should be able to figure it out - I feel like it staring at me RIGHT IN THE FACE, not mad, just....disappointed.

  • By Grace on August 7, 2017

    Not only did Jan Van Eck cheat Kaz and the crew of their money after they successfully pulled off the ice court heist, but now he has kidnapped Inej and gave Kaz only a week to give up Kuwei before he kills her. Now Kaz, Jesper, Nina, Matthias, Wylan, and Kuwei must race against the clock to save Inej’s life.Meanwhile, Kaz hasn’t forgotten about his money, or about his revenge against Pekka Rollins. Kaz has outwitted the people of the Barrel before, but what will he do when the entire city is out to get him? Can he and the crew outsmart the entirety of the Barrel? With so many lives on the line and plans to carry out, things are bound to go wrong. So the only question is, will what truly matters most go right in the end?~I loved Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy because of the intricate world, the dark plot, and the sophisticated flow of her writing. But what it lacked for me was the characters. I didn’t feel like I knew the characters, and I enjoyed them but didn’t love them. But Six of Crows took all of the aspects I loved about the Grisha Trilogy and added the most wondrous and lovable six characters I’ve ever met.Somehow Leigh Bardugo was able to balance six leading characters in a way that wasn’t confusing or overwhelming, and made you love every one of them for their own unique traits, weaknesses, strengths, and stories.Their stories are integrated into the storyline smoothly, and we weren’t bombarded with a bunch of backstory about a character all at once — since Six of Crows we’ve been slowly getting snippets of pasts and memories that led me to feel like I knew these characters personally.Each character is so distinct that I could read a page of just pieces of dialogue and know exactly who is speaking because of their unique tone and mannerisms.If you love witty banter and dry humor, then you will definitely love this duology. I literally have 30+ sticky notes in Crooked Kingdom just bookmarking scenes that I thought were funny.And yet, among all this bickering and banter, there are just as many heartwarming conversations and scenes that makes you want to reach through the book and hug the characters.These are the main situations in the book: Inej’s rescue, Kuwei safety, money from Van Jeck, Kaz’s revenge on Pekka Rollins. I genuinely cared about all of these problems. My love for the characters made these situations somehow personal to me, and for the first time in a while, a book was equally plot driven as it was character driven for me.Kaz’s schemes are incredible and I was literally in awe watching them unfold. Every time the characters are carrying out a plan it’s so intricate and fast paced, and the entire time you’re just like “No! Yes! Go go go! Noo wait- yes! Wait, oh my god!”Lastly, Bardugo’s writing is incredible. The last few chapters were written so perfectly, I had TOO many emotions while reading. I was literally at work but the last chapters completely absorbed me that the point that I forgot where I was for like 10 minutes.The story didn’t wrap up neatly and perfectly — but I wasn’t expecting it to. Each character had a realistic end. And it was beautiful and solemn and bittersweet.There was about the same amount of romance in Crooked Kingdom that there was in Six of Crows, which was not a lot. However, the scenes that did involve romance were so beautiful and lovely it made up for the minimal romance.Overall, this series was such an adventure. I grew to love and understand these characters in such a short period of time, and got the chance to live in a world full of witty banter, supernatural beings, and devious schemes.


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