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Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows (Six of Crows (2)) Hardcover – September 27, 2016
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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
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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.
First of all, the characters. They were the ones who captivated me in the first place--each one was uniquely talented and capable. Of course none of them were squeaky clean (with the exception of Wylan, and even he has a secretive past) because its a book about the dregs of society, but I fell in love with them all the same. In Crooked Kingdom, I didn't click with them like I did before. One in particular was very irksome (warning, minor rant ahead). Nina's dialogue is filled with unapologetic self-admiration and supposed female-empowerment, which was ok at first but it got old very quickly. There's a line in the book about her being "all talk but no action" which I must agree with. Her relationship with Matthias consisted of her being all sass and boldness, with Matthias as her faithful dog, readily agreeing with everything. It seems to me that in recent YA books with "strong" heroines, they have similar characteristics: lots of attitude, sass, and arrogance, and their romantic partner is very deferent (example: Aelin Galanthius from ToG series). I wish authors would empower women without feeling the need to obnoxiously portray them as egotistical with a love interest who fawns over them.
Inej was my favorite character because she is so talented, yet she doesn't heap praise on herself all the time--rather, she's dignified and is just plain awesome being herself. Kaz is a close second because he is NOT all talk, no action. He has earned his reputation, everyone could rely on his deviousness and ability to get out of any situation. Sometimes his schemes fit together too perfectly, as in there were spots where it wasn't believable or realistic. But they were certainly elaborate and exciting.
I also had an issue with how Bardugo used a painfully obvious tactic over and over again. The character would be doing their assigned task, something would go wrong at the last second, and then the chapter ends grimly with a cliffhanger. Now, lots of authors do this--first one to come to mind is George RR Martin in GoT--but I found myself getting irritated with this repetitive ploy. I understand that these books are about heists, but I wish that the suspense had been built up in a more subtle or sophisticated way.
Looking back, I see a lot of similarities to the Game of Thrones series, like the multiple perspectives, gritty environment, and dark characters. I can't say that Bardugo pulls it off as well. Martin's world is truly unapologetic--no fancy tricks to save his characters. This world is reminiscent of that, especially with (*****MAJOR SPOILER******) Matthias's death. Which, by the way, dropped out of nowhere within the last 100 pages and was given very little depth and discussion. What was the point? Even Nina, his lover, doesn't treat his death with very much gravity.
Overall, I kept reading to see the relationships develop and the heists go on. It's not as bad as I might have made it seem--I'm just sort of disappointed. The hard copy is beautiful; great cover art and the edges of the pages are tinted red. It's very striking--sometimes, however, I got bored with the story and my attention wandered to the prettiness of the book.
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Other than that the edition is beautiful.
EDIT: Yeah, the second copy sent had the same misprint. Be sure to check your copy.
It’s no secret that I adore everything that Leigh Bardugo writes and of course this book did not disappoint. This was a reread via audiobook and I highly recommend listening as it’s a full cast and amazing!
This book starts where Six of Crows ends and it’s set entirely in Ketterdam unlike Six of Crows where they travel to Fjerda and back. So this story is a little different but no less enthralling and action packed. As usual the characters are absolutely wonderful and I love seeing their character development. I also loved seeing cameos by some of my favourite characters from the Grisha trilogy!
Once again I was completely enthralled by the story and the characters. The banter between the characters is my favourite thing ever! They always seem so much older because of what they’ve been through but then they squabble and fight and sass each other just like your regular teen and it would just remind you how young they really are.
The development of my ships was another thing I absolutely loved! The angst and the slow burn between them and how each couple is so different from the others and each go through their own journey and together as a couple and then on another growth in their gang together. Leigh had their character developments in all different areas of their life and did it so well.
My favourite ship is of course Kaz and Inej. The slow burn between them and their own hardships and barriers they’ve built that makes it hard for them to even admit their feelings for each other. It just killed me! But I really love how Leigh handles Kaz’s PTSD. He cannot touch people and I loved that he wasn’t “magically cured” because he wanted to be with Inej. He struggled with it, it prevented him from being able to be close to Inej and it felt so much more real.
This story is quite different from Six of Crows as it isn’t just one quest that they go on throughout the book. They have to make multiple plans and deal with lots of different groups of people. It was absolutely amazing to see how their plans came together. This book will take you on a wild ride!
The ending of this book is so satisfying in so many ways but will also break your heart and drag it through the mud and run it over with a truck. I first read this book in 2016 and I have never gotten over a particular thing that happens at the end. They had so much potential and it was ripped away from them. BRB going to go cry.
Anyways I highly recommend you go read this duology and all the Grishaverse books because they are amazing! I absolutely love all the grisha books but this duology will forever be my favourite!
First of all, I have to comment on the author’s sheer skill with words. The writing itself is just so beautiful and gloriously visual. Bardugo crafts her sentences in a way that’s so smooth and sweet I could drink them down in one and ask for another glass. There are so many powerful, quotable lines and there were more than a few moments where I found myself thinking ‘I need all the fanart of this right now’.
The pacing is brilliant as well - I’ve hardly been reading lately and I’ve been really restless and finding it hard to focus on books, yet this had me not wanting to put it down.
One of my comments about the Shadow and Bone trilogy was that I loved the hints of darkness in it and wanted it to be even more ruthless, and I feel like Bardugo has well and truly achieved that. The tone is perfect, with it being properly gritty, yet still incredibly fun, with lighter moments and some excellent humour to cut through the murderiness.
On top of the fact that she’s such a beautiful writer, the plot consistently surprised me and had me completely hooked. I loved how Bardugo would reveal nuggets of information at a time, just enough to keep you interested but never enough to work things out. And with the way she writes the characters, it’s often as if you’re finding out the plan along with them, with the only person knowing everything and holding all the cards being Kaz. I was constantly impressed by how clever he is and how everything is so meticulously planned in a way that feels both incredibly farfetched but also completely believable.
Part of what kept me so invested was that it always feels genuinely perilous. The gang keep finding themselves in scrapes that I think there’s no possible way out of, and I’m absolutely hooked and worried about them all, with no idea how it’s going to play out. And usually when characters repeatedly escape situations like that, it starts to lose its edge a bit and I just get bored with it, but this was always done so imaginatively and cleverly that it stayed interesting.
As much as I loved the scheming, peril, action, and darkness, I was so glad to see that even amongst all that, attention was still consistently given to the character development for each of the gang members, their relationships with one another, and revealing more of their backstories. It’s one of the most compelling plots I’ve read in a long time, but even that means nothing if the characters aren’t up to scratch, so building in that time to make me care about them made a huge difference.
I felt something for every single member of the crew, but I don’t think I’ve ever read a character like Kaz. He is absolutely despicable, and I don’t like him in the slightest, but I... kind of love him? I respect him totally and I was hanging on his every action because he’s such a compelling character. I feel like if I was living in the Barrel I would follow him without hesitation and gladly put my life on the line to prove myself to him, all while knowing the monster he is and being more than a little disgusted and terrified of him. It’s a very complicated feeling.
Finally, and kind of on a separate note, I’d just like a round of applause for Bardugo’s approach to diversity please. Different ethnicity? Couldn’t care less. Not heterosexual? Whatever bro. Differently abled? Who gives? Even with this being a fantasy world and obviously very different to real life experiences, there is so much brilliant representation in there. But the best thing about that is that it doesn’t shout about it in any way; all the characters are just judged on what they can do rather than what they are, and the respect and equality demonstrated feels completely natural. It just felt so positive and like an excellent example to other books.
I now definitely understand why this is one of my best friend’s favourite duologies, and I’m kicking myself that it took me this long to read it. I think this is one that will stay with me for a long time and kind of resets the bar for all books for me a little bit.
As in the first book in the duology, in Crooked Kingdom we seem more great use of multiple viewpoint, skillful plotting and brilliant character development. That said, I didn’t enjoy Crooked Kingdom quite as much as Six of Crows. It didn’t have the same sparkle or nail-biting quality. Also, I did start to wonder whether the series of double, triple and quadruple crossings were maybe drawing things out a little too much. However, this is all more than compensated for by wonderful interactions between the main characters and the descriptions of Ketterdam.
This time, all the action takes place within the city limits, giving Bardugo more time to describe all the nooks and crannies of Ketterdam, bringing it out as a character in its own right. I honestly believe I could tell you what different parts of the place smell like, that’s how good her descriptions are.
And this book is much funnier than the first. As the characters become ever more comfortable with each other, their conversations sometimes slip into sibling-like squabbling and are very amusing. I laughed out loud more than once at Jesper’s comments, particularly his digs at Wylan.
I didn’t feel the ending was entirely satisfying. But then I think this is because most of the characters are only 17 and Bardugo has plans for them in the future. She can’t wrap everything up in a neat bow if she has to leave some threads hanging for future development. And I, for one, would be delighted to see any of the main characters again.
Overall: more brilliant plotting and great character development make for another wonderful book. I hope we get to see more from the characters in the future.
I came in wary. Book 1 started brilliantly, but ended without giving me closure, so I was in a bit of a mood. This wasn't helped when Nina appeared to have recovered straight away at the start of the book - or at least wasn't at death's door anymore.
As I read on, I was more and more impressed. This book doubles down on the relationship between Wylen and Jesper, making them both into standout characters. There are some great scenes and descriptions, like the university district where Jesper gets into a fight. Kaz gets noticeably darker, and it's portrayed brilliantly - I spotted it myself before anyone commented on it, was speculating why, and only then did the book highlight it and explain why... perfect example of 'show not tell'.
There were a few points in the climax where the plots seemed a little overblown / too complicated for their own good; and there were several places where the characters seemed invulnerable, getting away unscathed way too much. It felt like Matthias was a reaction to that, 'oh look, bad things can happen' - and in a way, the random nature of it was a fitting illustration that we're all vulnerable, but it also made it feel like an editor had said 'something bad needs to happen sometime', rather than being a crucial story beat.
Overall, four stars - and I'm really glad I read it.
The 2-book series is archetypal young adult fantasy: nations in conflict, caste-based society with strict expectations, band of young rebels make their mark and show how brilliance / bullishness / togetherness can win the day - but the genuine character growth and change, and the great writing and execution throughout, mean it stands out all the same. If this sounds like your kind of book, you'll love it.
This book has destroyed me. The ending was so damn bittersweet it hurts.
Six of Crows was amazing, but Crooked Kingdom was everything, and in my opinion it made the first book so much better.
I love these characters. I love their skills, talents, flaws, secrets and most of all their fiercely beating hearts.
I have favourites (Inej and Jesper) but it's a close call as each character is fantastic in their own way. The world building continues to be brilliant and the way the author (and Kaz) keep you guessing until the very last minute is sheer perfection.
There were some truly joyous moments in this book that built from the last and were all the better for the buildup. I love that you literally never know what to expect from the plot and the characters (particularly Kaz who is a phenomenal character).
The ending literally made me cry with both sadness and joy, and whilst I won't spoil it for anyone, just make sure you have tissues close by, and plenty of waffles!
The book ended in a place that made me think there should surely be more. A few things were left in a place that I'm just not happy to leave but then maybe that was the intention as I can now stress dream over what happens next!!!
If you haven't read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom yet, just do it, you won't be disappointed.
Leigh Bardugo is incredible and I NEED more! I guess it's only a matter of time now before I pick up the Shadow and Bone trilogy!
"No mourners, no funerals."
I wish I could remember every word of this book the way that crows remember faces. If I could I would never let those words go.
Crooked Kingdom broke me in a way that almost no other book has been capable of doing. The connection I felt to these characters was so real that the idea of no longer reading about them is painful. And I didn't expect that from this series, not from the first book at least. Six of Crows was just their backstory, and Crooked Kingdom was their legacy.
"That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway."
The relationships between the characters were beautiful. I found myself rooting for all three romantic pairings, but also craving more scenes where their group dynamic could be seen at it's best. And Leigh Bardugo most definitely delivered.
I read this book everywhere. On the train, in the library - you name it. I caused myself much embarrassment from laughing out loud in public places, but I couldn't care less. Crooked Kingdom wholly transported me into the world of Ketterdam, and it wasn't just the humour and the characters that did it. There were lines where I had to stop and reread them because they were just so magnificent.
"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."
The plot was so strong with this book - far more so than Six of Crows. It had a level of complexity that I haven't seen in any YA before, and had me guessing at every turn only to be shocked by the outcome every time.
Magnificent, brilliant, and ingeniously crafted, Crooked Kingdom made me laugh, gasp and cry, sometimes all in one scene. It dealt with very real ideas about human trafficking and the meaning of morality, as well as showing how different people deal with love, family and grief. It's a worthy sequel to it's predecessor, and has confirmed the Six of Crows duology as one of my all-time-favourite series'. It hurt me a lot, but I would go through that pain a thousand times again just to relive the magic of the Grisha universe and of Bardugo's writing.
Diversity Note: POC, queer and disabled protagonists
Warnings: blood, gore, torture, murder, death, rape
There is no exposition in here to make it a jumping on point, so new readers should start with that.
The recommended reading age of this would be fifteen and up, thanks to a fair bit of violence, a little bit of strong language, and some mild adult moments.
It runs for five hundred and thirty six pages. It's divided into six parts. And forty five chapters.
There are maps of the setting at the start. And a cast of characters at the back.
Following on from where book one ended, Kaz and his crew have pulled off the most daring heist ever. But now they face the problem of getting paid. And getting their friend Inej back from her captors.
Their battles have only just begun...
After a decent first chapter that sets the scene nicely and characterises well, I did take a while to get back into this. The viewpoint character changes between any of the main cast from chapter to chapter, and the lack of exposition re what went before does make it a book that initially is a little tricky to get to grips with. As with book one as well, some of Kaz's initial actions do leave you wondering about the likeability of the character.
However, it is worth persevering with. Because even though it's a long book at five hundred and thirty six pages, it does rather justify it's length. It allows the narrative to take the time to breathe, it makes the most of the setting and never rushes the plot along - when you've got lots of long term schemes going on, you can't - and where it really clicks is in the middle, when it really takes the time to characterise and fill in back story and details about the supporting cast. They do come superbly to life in this bit as a result.
The final quarter is very satisfying as things come to a head, with twists and turns galore, many of which are very satisfying indeed. And as it has worked hard to make you care about these characters, the ending does manage to give you an emotional reaction at certain points.
This is the end of the series, although it's one of those endings that despite wrapping it all up, does leave the door very slightly open for the possibility of more. Either in the setting of the story, or the world of it. The latter is, as with the writer's earlier Grisha trilogy, a fascinating original and unique creation.
Ultimately a very strong bit of writing by a very good writer. And I look forward to seeing what they do next.
Managing 6 POVs with only one book before hand, is not an easy feat, and she manages it and more. They're beautifully written, achingly flawed, individual characters with their own relatable personalities and ambition (yes, that's a lot of adjectives). It would be enough for me to read even without the pace and plot. The plot, I find, brilliantly written. I'll never tire of finding out what Kaz is going to do next. Whenever he's mentioned, I hold my breath with the rest of the Crows, to find out what he's done next.
Don't even get me started on how she's made a brushing of hands not only intimate, but something to bring tears to readers eyes.
To those complaining about how it's based on Russia which is some sort of blasphemy, to read some of the reviews; find it a refreshing uptake on the usual Game-of-Thrones-esk medieval style which most modern fantasies favour.
Couldn't have asked for anything more.
I would have so regretted to not read this book just because everything was absolutely and genuinely perfect, from the first page through the last (which means, I also like the ending). Maybe also because Kaz is my favourite male character of all the books I read so far (and he will most likely not been dethroned in a very long time). I just can’t help myself, even though he is not what one considers to be a good person. He is scheming and stealing and trying to destroy other people’s lives (well, sure, they have wronged him, but to what lengths he goes to do this is kind of scary). In short, you should not have him as your enemy.
Which is what happens in the story and so he makes his planes to take them down. And I just love every single one of his plans and schemes because they just seem so realistic and very carefully planned, it’s truly beautiful to read. But although he tries to plan everything, sometimes even he is surprised (so yeah, he is not perfect) even though he will most likely find a way out of the situation with at least a little advantage on his side.
Anyway, all the other main characters in the book are great as well in my eyes. Well, they have been in the first already yet some of them weren’t as convincing for me in ‘Six of Crows’. But now, they get so much more depth to them, well written background stories which makes them come to life even more.
This is actually one of the things I love so much about the book as the characters history is revealed when the protagonist is in the middle of a situation that makes him or her remember the past. Even if it is just two or three pages, there are so well done and perfectly written that they were not in any way too much or interfering with the plot. On the contrary, they made it so much more thought trough.
Another aspect that I could not get enough of were the interactions between the characters as those made them grow as people but it also showed how skilled the author is. I love the funny lines, the deep conversations, and how those show the personalities and feelings of each of them. The writing in general is amazing, the description of the surroundings, the world and the atmosphere made me want to be in the same room or at the same place as the action. And as far as I can tell, not all of Ketterdam is a place you would want to find yourself to be in…
And of course, I adored the plot, I need more stories of this kind. It just made so much sense and the best part is, the reader never knows the whole story. Even the members of the crew don’t know all of it, just what they need to know. Sure, there are some things that one could guess but to be honest, I actually did not want to do this because I wanted to be amazed by the perfection of the resolution and outcome. More than once I was sitting there and thinking: ‘Nooooo, this is not happening. Please, Kaz thought about this and has a plan for this, plaese.’ And just before the last part (hmm, yet another aspect I love, that the book is divided into different parts and each one has a name) realisation dawned on me that I am starting the last pages of one of the best things I ever got to read.
So if there is one thing I kind of hate is that the book had to end. On the one hand I am happy that the end of the series was this amazing read as it somehow feels that the story of the Crows is told and more could end in disaster (forced story and so on). On the other hand I sincerely hope that one day, there is another story about Kaz (haha, yep, he truly is my favourite!) because I just need to know more and can’t let go just yet. I think there is much more to tell about the other characters as well, so I plead for more, I’ll take whatever I get!!
Finally, the book is filled with so many quotes and stories that deserve to be repeated and told and shouted out to the world but for me, there was one particular moment at the very beginning of the book. It is so random and has no deep meaning as maybe other passages but it stuck and after reading it, I just knew that I would adore this book.
“There’s coffee,” said the clerk when Retvenko entered the harbourmaster’s office, gesturing toward a copper urn in the corner. - “Tea?” - “There’s coffee.” - This country.
I’m doing an imaginary curtsy for the author, her story and her writing!
However, my main reason for reading the duology has still not changed. I would read both books again purely for Wylan and Jesper. I adore them!The plot itself was fast-paced and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. One of the reasons I couldn’t put it down is because there were so many revelations I just had to see how they panned out. Plus I was forever trying to figure out Kaz’s plan (he is one sneaky guy). If you are a lover of plot twists galore then you need to read this book!
So as you can probably tell. I loved this book and have been raving about it to anyone who will listen.
This is undoubtably a well-written, well-plotted book. I read quite a bit of YA fantasy and this is definitely more imaginative and more ambitious than most. The author has created six main POV characters, all of whom feel well-developed and well-differentiated and all of whom you end up caring about to a greater or lesser degree. The heist-based plot is different from the average "romance and saving the world" stories you tend to get in this sort of genre, especially considering that all the protagonists are morally ambiguous at best. It's fiendishly twisty, must have taken a hell of a lot of planning, and I doubt anyone could guess all the places the plot goes.
So, I certainly admired it, I certainly enjoyed it, and I'd recommend it to fantasy fans in a heartbeat. And for the avoidance of doubt, I don't just mean YA fantasy fans or teenage girls - the characters all seem older than their supposed late teens and though there is romance, there's relatively little angst and the main focus is on the action plot.
That said, while it was a closer run thing than with Six of Crows, once again, I didn't quite fall in love or get into a place where I absolutely couldn't push it down. I think part of the problem was that the characters' schemes were so complicated and the reader was so often blindsided that it was hard to keep track and tricky to fully emotional engage with the plot. The other issue was that while I liked all the characters, I didn't totally identify with or get a wild book crush on any of them. While the six character thing was clever, part of me wondered if I might have enjoyed it more it Bardugo had picked one or two of them to tell the story so readers could really get to know and root for them. I also found some of them - Kaz particularly - to be a bit unrealistic.The author specifically said she'd avoided a "chosen one" narrative this time around, but it's harder to suspend disbelief about character's abilities if they are meant to be more or less normal.
Still, this is nitpicking. Once again, I'd wholeheartedly recommend. I'm just a little sad that I still didn't quite fall in love.
Can’t wait to see this on Netflix and I hope they cast the characters well!
Here’s to hoping that they appear in Kingdom of Scars!!
After how amazing six of crows was i didn't think it was possible for the sequel to surpass it. I was so wrong. I absolutely love Crooked kingdom !
These books have the most intelligent plot lines, it's unbelievable how Leigh manages to create such captivating heists. One of the major things that stands out about this series is how amazing Kaz is. I question regularly how Kaz (Leigh) manages to look at every situation the crew encounters with such depth and form such incredible and accurate plans. Kaz Brekker has to be one of my most favourite characters of all time. The intelligence, heartbreaking backstory and strength Kaz takes from this make him the most complex and loveable character.
This book managed to excite me, astound me, make my heart burst (bandage scene!!!) and break my heart all in 500 or so pages. I've never cried over a book....but found myself tearing up multiple times during this read. Absolutely incredible read with the most amazing characters. This is without a doubt one of my all time favourite series. Leigh Bardugo I take my hat off to you, what an incredible writer you are ❤️