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Choose something else to read. PERIOD. (REVIEW FILLED WITH SPOILERS!!)
Reviewed in India on 3 July 2020
So, I'll start with my story with the Grishaverse. I first picked up 'Six of Crows' and was hooked. Then came 'Crooked Kingdom' which BLEW my small mortal mind. After completing it I realized that I wanted MORE GRISHA. So, I picked this book up.
I'm sorry to say that I hate this book, to say the least. Yes, HATE. This is a strong word to use but I mean it. First of all the romance. PREDICTABLE. Alina Starkov (the protagonist) is in love with her best friend Mal, who is oblivious bout that. TYPICAL. Then her romance with the Darkling. Creepy AF. Hated it.
Second, the storyline. The typical rags to riches story. Except here, Alina decides to rebel (NOT AT ALL A SURPISE!!)
So, I don't want to take the whole day BUT here's the conclusion- EXPECTED MORE. PREDICTABLE. IDIOTIC. If you really want to read books from this author, choose Six of Crows duology. It is worth all the time in the world.