My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Crooked Kingdom is the second book in a duology set in the world of the Grisha. It continues the story and Van Eck’s double cross. You always worry a conclusion won’t live up to the story, but this book did not disappoint. The pacing was well done, the characters continue to be realistic and diverse and the plot was engrossing.
It wouldn’t be the wonderful heart-wrenching book that it is without a little death, but that doesn’t have to mean that I like it. The death is poignant and makes your heart hurt. You feel like these characters are a part of your crew and their losses are your losses. It was lovely and beautiful and everything I could ask for in a conclusion. There’s nothing else to say without spoiling the novel, so just go read it. The series is so good and I’m going to purchase the box set as soon as I am able.