I’m about a quarter of the way through ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo. I most likely won’t get through with the story until another few days, but I’m loving the story. One thing I enjoy reading about is the addition of ordinary (non-combative) characters. It adds a nice blend to the outlaw way of life that this duology dictates. Wylan’s involvement with the group also provides the group some form of etiquette when interacting with outside influences. Kaz usually goes about his own business, but it’s refreshing to see non-combative dialogue. Of course, I’m all for different types of interaction throughout the book!
I finally began reading Crooked Kingdom! I’m at Chapter Five, where the Dregs are formulating a plan to rescue one of their own valuable members. The story begins with Kaz Brekker and his crew are at a severe disadvantage, trying to navigate around their community when the entire area is at odds with them.
Like Six of Crows, this story immediately drew me in. I can’t believe that it took me all month to begin reading it! I purchased the story as a Kindle read, so I can now catch without worrying about returning it to the library. I adore library books, but I took too long to get around reading my borrowed copy, and I couldn’t renew it since another patron wanted to borrow it (since it’s being adapted to Netflix soon, I can understand the demand).
I can’t wait to delve deeper into the story, especially reading about the strong female characters in the book.
I’m also reading a Netgalley selection, Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald. This story takes place in New York City in the 30s, centering around an engineer falling in love with a mysterious woman he sees among the crowds. I love everything about New York City. Since I was once a resident in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan, I always hold a special place in my heart for New York.