Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Orion (UK) /Henry Holt and Co. (US)
Rating: 5/5 stars.
I can guarantee this whole review will just be me unable to control my emotions, because I can’t believe its over. After being VERY late to the game in reading Six Of Crows (which I finished last month and absolutely adored) I decided I would marathon this duology, mainly because after finishing SOC I couldn’t think about anything else.
I said this in my previous review for SOC, but these characters are literally everything, Leigh has created some of the most exciting, humorous, badass & diverse characters I have ever read. Each characters voice is so unique and unlike other YA fantasy books with multiple POV’s there was no *ugh can I skip this one* feeling, I cared for all of the characters. It was especially great to have Wylans perspective in this book, as thats what the last book was missing. There is also a lot of character development which I really appreciated, specially from Matthias.
I ship all the pairings in this series and this final book left me too emotional for words, you will laugh/cry/assume the fetal position, at least *cough* that was me. To me the dialogue in this book is just SO real, you get so invested, they are all precious honeys who must be protected (just saying).
The story picks up a week after the events in SOC, which I loved cause it jumped straight back into things. In terms of the plot I thought that it was just as fast paced and badass as the previous book (if not more so!) there was so many twists that I just wasn’t expecting, mostly because of Kaz’s epic plans. There is definitely a lot more of a political side of things in comparison to the previous books, of which I personally really enjoyed reading about, love me some mind games.
All in all I think that everything rounded up nicely at the end, although I could happily read another 6 books with these characters, lets be honest.
That’s all I can say without completely spoiling!
If you’ve read Crooked Kingdom here are my Spoilery thoughts: