Book Reviews

Crooked Kingdoms-Book Review (Slight Spoliers)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Six of Crows #2

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary: “When you can’t beat the odds, change the game.

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.” -From Goodreads

Review: Both Leigh and Sarah J. Maas are the two authors that made me cry and made my heart race with their books that came out this year.

I’m going to try to keep this review spoiler free, but it will be hard to so there are slight spoilers.

The story picks up some time after Six of Crows, which will hook you in right away and you won’t be able to stop reading. I would have finished this book sooner if I didn’t have classes to go to.

Leigh knows how to write the perfect last book that makes you want more set in this world she has created. She also knows how to write events that make your heart hurt and just shock you completely. I gasped so many times.

The characters are still perfect and amazing. I was so scared for them because of what might happen because in this book anything can happen, but that death, though, made me cry so much, and I may not get over it.

The ending makes me wonder if we might get another book, but I know that won’t happen. This is the last book will get of Kaz and the gang, which is sad. If you do read this book to the end, you will understand why I want another one.

Overall, very much worth the read. You totally should read it after Six of Crows. This might be my favorite book out of the two.

Have fun reading!!!

Book Reviews

Six Of Crows-Book Review (No Spoilers)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Six Of Crows  #1

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary: “Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.” -Summary from Goodreads

Review: I would recommend you read the Girsha Trilogy first before reading this book. I loved Six Of Crows so so much. It was such a great heist book, even though I haven’t read that type of book before.

That ending, though!

The story was written very well. Leigh really knows how to write stories. The only thing bad was that chapter one didn’t hook me in. It was chapter two that did. The story was so good till the last page.

The characters were so diverse, which was refreshing to have in a book. They all felt important to the story and I kept hoping that none of them would die in the end. They were all so unique.

The ending is what killed me and made me so happy that I read it a month before Crooked Kingdom came out, because I would not have been able to wait long for the next book.

Overall, a five star read. If you liked the Girsha Trilogy, then read this one. Try going into this with only knowing the summary.

Have fun reading!!!

Book Reviews

The Demon In The Woods-Book Review(Non-Spoiler)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Girsha Trilogy #0.1

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary: A short story about the Darkling’s past.

Review: I love looking into the past of Villians. It gives me more info on how they were before. I did like this short story since we hardly get much information in the Girsha Trilogy about the Darkling. So it was great to see what happened in his past that made him be the way he is when Shadow and Bone starts. I will say that what happened to him in this story was sad and I did feel bad for him.

Overall, worth the read if you like the Girsha Trilogy and/or would like to know more about the Darkling.

Have fun reading!!!

Book Reviews

Ruin and Rising-Book Review (Slight Spoilers)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Girsha Trilogy #3

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Summary: “The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.” -Summary from GoodReads

Review: I have been putting off reading this book for so long. Reason being I didn’t want this story to end, so I never read the last book in this series. I am trying to change my ways of not reading the last book in a series. Now, onto talking about the actual book.

The beginning of the book was so slow. It was so boring because nothing was happening, and I was so close to putting it down and DNF it. But, I’m not a quitter, so I continued to read, hoping it would get better and pick up. It did.

From after the first fifty pages to the ends, is so good. I had to read till the end because of everything that was happening. Especially what was happening to the characters.

The ending was that type of ending that was tied in a perfect bow(a.k.a happy ending) and liked that. I always like the endings that show the characters living a nice, happy life after going through so much.

The characters were still my favorites throughout this book. Except for the Darkling. I just don’t care for him. I love Mal more than him. Leigh Bardugo wrote the dialogue so perfectly. I love the dialogue between characters. It’s so funny and just so good to read.

Overall, this book was a perfect last book, except for the first fifty pages. It is worth the read for what happens.

Have fun reading!!!