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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo {4 Stars}

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo {4 Stars}

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)
Published by Henry Holt and Co. on Sept. 27th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Page Length: 536 pages
How I got my copy: Borrowed
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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 left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, 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 magic in the Grisha world.

4 Stars

All right, so I have a problem. During November of last year I took a break from blogging to win NanoWrimo. But of course I was still reading! I’ve been debating what to do with the notes that I took after finishing each book. I had a plan to write out a full review of them based on the notes, but three months later and I have to admit that that is just not likely to happen. I still want to talk about the books with you though! So here is a barebones, just-my-notes chat about Crooked Kingdom!

Strengths:
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Updates from the Lair 10/9/16

Updates from the Lair

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real life, what I’ve been reading, my posts from the week, and what I’m thinking about reading next week (and would love your advice on!). 

Hello dragonlings! How are you doing on this lovely Sunday? It is starting to definitely feel like fall around here and I lurrrrrrrrve it! The sugar maples are changing first, as usual, and wow, it looks like they are on fire, so cool.

I feel like including a Pokemon Go update occasionally since that’s my other thing these days: I caught a Scyther for the first time last weekend! And I got enough candy to evolve a Rhydon :D. My new buddy is now Magnemite and he’s a cutie just hovering there :).

My Week

I just moments ago finished Crooked Kingdom! I of course love this world and characters and found a lot more reading time the past two weeks than I had been for some strange reason ;-). I have feelings about the ending though if anyone wants to talk spoilers privately!

I decided to go with Gemina as my next audiobook and it is interesting I must say. There are a lot of sound effects to mimc the text effects and I like it. It’s definitely a different experience from reading the physical book, but still quite different from a typical audiobook.

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Updates from the Lair 10/2/16

Updates from the Lair

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real life, what I’ve been reading, my posts from the week, and what I’m thinking about reading next week (and would love your advice on!). 

Hello loves! I have to admit I almost forgot that I needed to write this updates post still. I’ve decided that, at least for the next few months of job applying and dissertation writing, I need to work a few hours on the weekends. Normally weekends are time for me to get all the blog posts written and a little reading done, but these things happen eh? So things are probably going to be a little slower here for October. I have reviews written and plan to still do all the regular posts, there just might be more days without content here and there, but I know you’ll forgive me :).

My Week

The Midnight StarWhat I am rocking at these days is audiobooks! I just finished the audiobook of The Midnight Star and I won’t say much because it doesn’t come out for another week or two, but I was happy with this ending :).

Crooked KingdomI also was able to grab Crooked Kingdom from my library! I didn’t think I had managed to be first on the hold list, but apparently I had :D. I’m only like 100 pages in because what is time, but I’m excited to be reading this conclusion with all of you!

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