Thursday, March 29, 2018

Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz works a plan to get revenge on Van Eck, and destroy his reputation. They have barely survived a deadly heist, and now they must work to free Inej. When an unexpected race of Shu attack, no Grisha is safe. The crew works to end Van Eck, but also plan to send the Grisha to Ravka, where they will be safe. But they all know that once their work is done, they will split up, and possibly never see each other again.

I loved this book, butat the same time I was sad that the series is over. I'm glad the cliffhanger from the first book was solved. The only thing I did not like was one event that happened at the end. I have to say that whoever read the first book, I highly encourage you to read this one. This book met all my expectations, and I am in love with it. I was terribly sad when I finished it. Definitely recommed readers to read this series, starting from Six of Crows, along with the Grisha trilogy if you're interested.

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Assassin's Curse, by Kevin Sands

In 17th century London, apothecaries apprentice Christopher Rowe gets invited to the King of England's party when an assassin puts poison in drinks and makes an assassin anion attempt on the King and multiple other nobles. Now Christopher, and his loyal friends Tom and Sally venture to France to get to the bottom of this mystery. While there they discover new friends and enemies and also find a path of clues that leads them to one of the most valuable treasures found yet.

 The Assassin's Curse, by Kevin Sands, is an exciting mystery novel and the third in the Christopher Rowe's adventures. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves mysteries and action books. Also anybody who has read the other books in the series should definitely read this one. What I liked about this book is that it combines real history with fiction and makes it seem like a true story at the same time. It also has many unexpected twists and turns and dead ends. But the clues mean that you can guess along and figure out the clues too.

Reviewed by TJ, Grade 8