Review: Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 5 of 5 stars   WHEN YOU CAN’T BEAT THE ODDS, CHANGE THE GAME. In reviewing this novel’s predecessor Six of Crows, I made a point of saying that one of my favourite things about the world of Ketterdam and The Dregs was the pervasive darkness that seeped […]


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Fear the Darkling

“Fine, make me your villain.” (Shadow and Bone, 341) Alright, I’ve got a bit of a confession to make: I don’t exactly hate the bad boy trope. I’m as guilty as the next person of finding the bad boy in literature interesting and, even at times, a wee bit irresistible. He could be a protagonist, […]

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