Book Review | The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. – Kaz Brekker


Author : Leigh Bardugo
Publisher : Henry Holt
Type : Paperback, 536 pages
Genre : Young Adult Fantasy, Sci Fiction 

It-was-just EVERYTHING. This book was so fresh, you expect nothing but it will definitely giving you satisfaction instead. A kind of book that were actually makes you grinning and weeping at the same time. It may take time doing this review cause I want to reflect the perfect impression for this book towards you. 

This book was about how Kaz and what left of the Crows trying to get his girl and money back and combating all the hustle at Ketterdam – or precisely the world. It was not only a revenge but a well planning revenge, brick by brick they said.  

“Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us, or wants to kill us?”
“So?” said Kaz.
“Well, usually it’s just half the city.” – Jesper Fahey

The Plot

The plot was actually simple, but it was layered eventually like with so much problem, so much coincidence and left you asking ‘Would they ever make it? Would they ever success?” 
Thats the power of this story plot, it makes you hungry to unfold the truth. And I must said the author done incredibly awesome pieces in saving the truth for the best. That plot twisting was just so good I tell ya. Mind blowing, if im a dragon I may breath smoke from my nose as a token of appreciation for that twist. 😤
It was about dark business, family-ship, friendship, love story, broromance (totally not expecting this!) and just a bunches of kids playing danger, a very dangerous games,. They were just kids aged from 17-18years! Hellooo. 
This book was never running out of action, it was packs of them. A trail of thrilling scene that actually make you feel you were fighting with them, side by side, holding twin knife or whatever fighting weapon you prefer. I prefer knife because it was keen and super handy like you can hid it under your boots. XD

The Characters

Overall, like I said from previous book one, the character was already firm, the background, their characteristic, you may think they were actually exist and their story was entirely true.

The friendship and loyalties was overwhelmed,

Some strong and influence villians – it was hard to beat the king of The Barrel unless.. well if they may find their opponent worthy.

“There is no shame in meeting a worthy opponent. It means there is more to learn, a welcome reminder to pursue humility” – White Blade

Some Reaction on Pages (In case you will read this book) 

pg 333 – This is when Nina and Jesper were behaving like they were normal kids, it was super cute and funny.

pg 344 – Im dying because I was shock and laughing so much. I barely read each words after because it was just so sudden and then more surprises. I was bursting with laugh so hard. 😂

pg 493 – as im struggle to end this book for good, I think my mind skipped this saddest part of the world. Only to found the next day how hard it stabbed my heart while rereading it. 😭 The lost was just heartbreaking. Hmm.

Ratings
★★★★★ (I need to control my generousity next time.) haha

Recommend!

If you search for that fresh, independent kind of story plot then here is the book. If you fond of magic like Now You See Me then this is the book. If you rooting for romance, perhaps this is the book but you’ll find it was more than a romance book. 🙂 Its suitable for all ages and has less adult content so feel free to read for the sake of awesome plot twist. 😀

Im totally choose this kind of a book rather than romance book. Haha.
Read my first book review of this sequels [here]

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • Finally I'm finished with this extraordinary book. It was the best I've read since Cuckoo's Calling. The details - omg the details was very well written, very pack with information.
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Since the beginning cormoran series was about which one will survive first; either you choose your work over family, or family over work.
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The highlight of this novel also : You can choose who you wanna be, you dont need to cling to other people emotion (or even circumstances) to do what you care about.
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And Robin in here is so outstanding and strong woman. I'm not done with cursing at Matthew but I better kept it for myself. .
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Not just Mr Galbraith had a complex yet will written mystery to solve into, its like witnessing a true crime and your heart just want to reach that bloody truth - which way too far till it happen as this book was thick as hell - 600+ pages guys.
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The only catalyst to keep my reading pace is to get on that part when will Robin slap Matt on the face. Although the 'slapping' (in words) does not meet my expectation cause Matthew receive all the swear in the world - okay im overdramatic. Well maybe because I've been in Robin place. Its a realationship of a woman who cant breakup and a man who too damn afraid to leave. .
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And yeah. As I said, it will be a looong journey before we know Robin & Cormoran will be together or not. It happen to be like Harry Potter series all over again where Ron & Hermoine only getting together on the last book.
Well, lets the love find its own way. And yeah. This book deserve 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 😉💫
  • 5 🌟 review up on the link 👆
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I remember how its stabs my heart several times and kept me with a weird feeling lurking in my stomach.
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My advice, please do not read this book on the public area as you'll grin like a mad person before u even realize it AND do not read it on the late night, where everyone had fall asleep, the eerie side of this book may freak u out.
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Well done @yangszechoo for the writing 😘❤️
  • 📖3✨ Review 📖
 I shall say only three words for this book : short, fastfoward and paranormal.
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The story involving two malay detectives pushed into a tangled world of paranormal serial killer, a vampire like. But what matter the most, it has a connection from their ancestor. .
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There were still much hole on the plot as there were several unanswered questions at the end of the book. Still, the crucial questions had all been covered, so that not gonna be a problem.
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Its also have a plot twist which I did not expect nor do I excited about. Its just so-so.
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The ending for me does not satisfied as there are so much 'Why this and that?'.
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But yeah still a nice fast foward reading, this first published book for RAM Typewriter gotta glued you till the end with the curiousity bait in every pages.
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P/s : Are you a fan of RAM? Have you read this book? Or what was your fave RAM' s book?
P/s : Im not really a fan of RAM, but my mom is. Only she always read the first and the last chapter😂
#ramleeawangmurshid #kasyafain
  • Today Gratitude : To all the follower of this IG account. .
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As an introvert, i found its really hard to interact with other human being because of the shyness been accumulated inside me. I have no other words to decribe how meaningful other was to me. The reader, the follower or even the bypasser of this bookstagram pages, i would like to sincerely thank you for doing so. I pray for your everlasting wellness. May the goodness always in your favor ❤️.
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Dont let it stop here. Pass your own gratitude to other. Spread the positivity so there is no way for a blues monday.
  • Fix me in this path ya Allah.
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Kau kena faham, untuk berada di jalan yang kau pilih, untuk mengejar impian, tak semua akan faham bagaimana kau menjalankannya.
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Nasihat aku pada diri sendiri, keep moving on and teruskan berdoa in every step we take. Percaya dengan sebulat tekad, bahawa jalan terbaik bukanlah yg pada akhirnya berjaya, tapi pada proses kau mengenal Majikan Kau yang sebenarnya. Indeed He is Capable of Everything.
  • Izinkan aku membaca untuk seribu tahun lama lagi.
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Im out of words but soon im gonna post my book haul in my blog. 😁😁