Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom

By Leigh Bardugo

  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 5
From 1,213 Ratings


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Crooked Kingdom is the #1 New York Times-bestselling Book Two in the Six of Crows Duology. Now in paperback with a brand-new exclusive piece of art, an interview with Leigh Bardugo and a sneak peek of her next book.

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.

#1 New York Times bestseller, October 16, 2016

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series



    By ChelsByTheSea
    I laughed, whooped out loud to myself and cried like a baby. This was a wild ride from beginning to end. Highly recommend! “No Mourners, No Funerals”
  • Amazing! Couldn’t put the book down

    By Saipan Bound
    This is one of the most interesting books I’ve read and am planning to read again. I’ve never re-read an entire novel before and this might be the first!
  • Thank you Leigh bardugo

    By Dragonfish1829
    This book is amazing I just want to thank the author for making it peaceful for him. I’m trying my best to not give spoilers so if that last sentence confused you it will when you get to chapter 39 of this book.
  • Best book series

    By SnowDenma
    Hello to anyone reading the reviews! This was a really fun and interesting read for fantasy lovers! It’s worth it!
  • No Mourners, No Funerals

    By GhibliPendragon
    Crooked Kingdom was just as fantastic as SOC. It displays the development of the characters beautifully, and the heists remain as dangerous as ever. It’s been a pleasure to read about Kaz Brekker and his fantastic crew. I’m in awe of author Leigh Bardugo, whose writing seems to improve exponentially! She’s come a long way from Grisha, and managed to write a sequel as good as, or better than, her original masterpiece, and I’m so excited to read her future works. Definitely a new favorite author!
  • Amazing YA book

    By Harmful_Harms
    I loved this book and in my opinion I liked it better than Six of Crows.
  • Loved this one as much as the first!

    By ammelendi86
    This sequel definitely did not let me down. Had it’s sad moments or two, but still amazing. I wish this wasn’t the last. I think Kaz Brekker should return in another book, just saying ;).
  • Amazing

    By :/ okay
    This book was sooo worth the read. Also worth the money! Such amazing writing and work put into this book, kudos to the author for making this series into something that I love now!
  • The best

    By Olivia0010
    The characters have the most complex story’s, this is the most emotionally raw I have ever read. From Inej the Wraith to Kaz and his past with his brother, all and every detail had me pacing back and forth.
  • I didn’t think they got this good

    By Rackmonkey
    This book is ideal for everyone who has eyes to read. I read lots of books, usually around three a week, and I’m only telling you this because out of all of those books, out of all the books I’ve ever read, this one is the best. Leigh Bardugo is one of the most gifted writers I’ve ever encountered. Usually, the sequel to a novel is mediocre, paling in comparison to the first. Bardugo, however, is most definitely one to perform miracles. Crooked Kingdom is arguably better than Six of Crows, but only arguably so because Six of Crows was just such a good read. The plot, the complexity of the characters, the smooth descriptions, and the fact that Bardugo never leaves anything out and will have you begging for more by the end is why I recommend this series to everyone I meet.