Waiting on Wednesday [#10]

Hi all! It’s Wednesday which means it’s WoW – Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Each week we get to pick an up-and-coming release and feature it on our blogs. Head over to the official page to see the link up and check out everyone else’s posts!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

 Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Second book in the Six of Crows series


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books 
Pages: 288 {paperback}

RELEASE DATE: 20th September 2016


I am SO excited for this book. I know the first book, Six of Crows, received incredibly mixed reviews but I loved it completely. I’m a big fan of world building and all the delights of (in particular ‘high’) fantasy so the copious character back stories and elaborate descriptions of things that somewhat plagued the first half of the first book were absolutely fine in my eyes.

I decided to feature this book this week because the cover reveal happened just the other day! I nearly fell over in excitement when I saw Bardugo’s tweet showcasing this MASTERFUL piece of work. I am drooling. It’s beautiful and SO MUCH YES. If I were Bardugo right now I’d be celebrating because this is everything you could ever hope for and more in a book cover. For one, I’m loving the title (not that that’s new news) and I love the big splurgy crow. The little line, “If you can’t beat the odds, change the game.”, has me tingling all over because the ending to the last book was spectacular.

I don’t know if you noticed (I sure did) but there’s only 288 pages! Whaat! Whilst you might be familiar with my tendency to avoid long reads I’m genuinely surprised at how ‘short’ this one is. I’m actually questioning if this is right because book one had 465 pages! That’s practically double the amount of content. Is any one else concerned? And by concerned I mean, we’re going to be stuck in a Bardugo-less hole a lot quicker than anticipated. Specifically, 200 pages sooner than expected. *whimpers*

For those of you not familiar with this series is a Young Adult heist story set in the same world as the Grisha trilogy and has a whole bundle of amazing characters. You should probably get on to reading this soon.



 What are you waiting on?

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday [#10]

  1. I can’t wait for Crooked Kingdom as well. The cover is simply gorgeous! *.* 288 pages? Maybe because it’s a paperback edition the letter was reduced? :S Hopefully, no matter the number of pages, Crooked Kingdom will be as good Six of Crows.

    Happy readings! 🙂

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  2. I am so excited for this book. I saw the cover yesterday on Goodreads and I love it, it fits so well with the first book.
    I really hope it’s more than just 288 pages or so, I think that may be a mistake because I can’t imagine it’d be less pages than Six of Crows was, especially as this is only a duology!

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  3. Should I read the Grisha series first and then six of crows or just jump into six of crows and possibly going back?

    There are so many good books coming out this year like the raven king and lady midnight that I can’t wait to get into so I’m trying to compile a list of what is necessary and what I should avoid for the moment.

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    1. It actually doesn’t matter if you read the Grisha series at all if you planning on reading Six of Crows. Apart from being ‘familiar’ with the ways of the world and literally about one off-hand reference to it, they could easy be two entirely separate series. HOWEVER, I found the Grisha series to be amazing so I would recommend reading it at some point – don’t write it off! But if you’re super busy and just wanting to read Six of Crows then go for it and don’t worry, you won’t be confused at all!

      I have so many books that I want to read as well! It gets so overwhelming trying to organise TBRs. I always sketch myself up a list for the month and 60% of what I’ve read by the end of the month is entirely different!

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