Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Crooked Kindgom – Indigo

“I would come for you,” he said, and when he saw the wary look she shot him, he said it again. “I would come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together—knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
— Chapter 12

“It’s easier when you’re younger, but so is everything. Children learn languages more easily. They learn mathematics more easily.”
“And they’re unafraid,” said Wylan quietly. “It’s other people who teach them their limits.”.
— Chapter 18

There are a lot of ways to describe how much I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing, but the simplest is possibly also the best: Her Grisha trilogy was and is a miraculous tale and I fell head over heels in love with it. And now the Dregs dulogy is absolute perfection! The first book is an impossible heist story with twists and turns at breakneck speed. And this second book is all that only amped up to an unthinkable maximum. When you think that nothing can go wrong now expect everything to go wrong at the worst possible moment and in the worst imaginable way. And then expect to keep holding your breath for the next several chapters to find out how this can possibly be solved. I have a feeling that these brilliant characters can beat most of the odds but I still have a bit to go and I’m quite afraid that there is enough time for something to go horribly wrong.
The greatest fun are the characters I already knew from the previous series crop up in unexpected places and hear tales of their deeds like legends. You don’t have to have read the previous books to enjoy this dulogy. You could even read them the other way around.

These characters are not what you’d call wholesome, but I still know that I’d want them on my side whenever possible. Do you know and love ambiguous characters like that? Let me know about them and your teasers in the comments!

7 comments:

Silvia Paoletta said...

I have a feeling I should grab both her trilogy and her duology!! I heard lots of great things about her writing and you kinda pushed the right buttons ;)

Thanks for sharing, here's my TT!

Sherry Fundin said...

Wonderful teases. Sounds like a great read and I hope you enjoy it.
sherry @ My TT

The Purple Princess Gypsy Amby said...

Fantastic teaser and I have to say even though it is dark I love the cover.

Ms. M. said...

Sounds a bit dark for me. Hope you're enjoying it. Here's my link for today's opening and teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1ox

Kathy Martin said...

I started this one recently and set it aside. I think I need to read Six of Crows again first. One of my TTs is from Forgotten City by Carrie Smith - a soon to be published thriller. Happy reading!

Laura Thomas said...

I keep meaning to get cracking on this series. So many books......Sigh.

My TT from Mercury Retrograde

Shoshi Hornum said...

I have been meaning to read this series but haven't gotten around to it yet. I may have to push it up higher on my TBR. Check out my TT: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/teaser-tuesday7412794

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