Published: September 29th by Henry Holt and Company
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.
This book was basically the Italian Job run by Captain Jack Sparrow – AND I LOVED IT!!! This book was a “just one more chapter…” kind of book which ended up with me 250 pages later questioning everything I know! I absolutely loved this book!
I think my favourite part of this book was the mix of flashbacks and current time. I loved the way it intertwined with everything they were doing and it showed the reasons as to how and why they ended up where they were (aka the Dregs). I also think it definitely helped with characterisation and understanding them much better – because it creates the reader/character bond, which I think is essential to any book! Kaz’s back story was my favourite and I totally understood the gloves thing and I felt so sorry … can we just wrap him up in some bubble wrap?!?
The plot was also AMAZING!! As I mentioned in the opening, its like the Italian Job being run by Captain Jack Sparrow. When we find out what the job is, and things begin to unfold about just how impossible success seems… It will take a mad man to pull it off!! I never normally do this… but I feel like this occasion calls for it…
Kaz’s plan to achieve the impossible seemed just as impossible as the heist itself! I loved it! I loved the way his mind worked and the way that his plans kept developing as things started unfolding at the Ice Court. The events had me turning page after page and I literally could not put the book down! Losing sleep was totally worth it.
Another thing I think made this book stand out was the fact that, despite having multiple POV’s, each and every character had their own voices. If I put the book down to do something, and came back to it, I didn’t have to go back and see whose perspective I was reading. It was easy to tell from the prose itself and I loved each and every individual voice. Each character brought something different to the book and nothing was there unnecessarily.
Can I also just mention that I ship everyone!! I got all the feels with our different couples and I totally want everyone to work out just fine! Also, that ending!! OMG!!! I was left speechless and I literally couldn’t sleep afterward because my mind was just reeling…
I absolutely adored every aspect of this book and I cannot wait to start Crooked Kingdom! I am hoping we get to read from Wylan’s perspective as well, because I would love to get inside of his head! I am absolutely looking forward to continuing this series! I gave this book 5/5 stars.