Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo | Review


Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Source: Thank you Pansing for the review copy in return for an honest review
Rating 2.5


Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of To Kill a Kingdom.

The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive.

Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her.

Wesley, the closest thing Creije has to a gangster. After growing up on streets hungry enough to swallow the weak whole, he won’t stop until he has brought the entire realm to kneel before him.

Karam, a warrior who spends her days watching over the city’s worst criminals and her nights in the fighting rings, making a deadly name for herself.

And Saxony, a resistance fighter hiding from the very people who destroyed her family, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her revenge.

Everything in their lives is going to plan, until Tavia makes a crucial mistake: she delivers a vial of dark magic—a weapon she didn’t know she had—to someone she cares about, sparking the greatest conflict in decades. Now these four magical outsiders must come together to save their home and the world, before it’s too late. But with enemies at all sides, they can trust nobody. Least of all each other.


This has been way too long that I was in with the book. It has been on and off. When the story immediately caught my attention I was so into it but when something was off, my mind immediately stop to process the whole page. 

Well, if you have read Six of Crows you can feel the vibe from this book. Somehow, it does executed really well in here. The use of magic is quite okay, lots of action but I felt that something with the plot fell flat. Trying to go back and forth again and again but couldn't find what it is. Honestly, this book has so much potential that the synopsis hold me tight to go through the story. I love the fact that all the characters were working together to bring what is right although I felt that the characters are not connected okay with me. 

The only thing that I find it attractive is the world building. I don't have a good reason why I like it. It just that. The plot is often disconnected which is a struggle for me. Honestly speaking, this book isn't that bad it just that it not worked well with me. I saw many review saying they like it so you could like it to way better than I do. So, please do not get discourage by my review. This is what I felt throughout my read. I heard there is a second book for this series, heard that it is way better than this one.