Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (Macmillan imprint)
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
So. When The Grisha trilogy came out, I was only sort of interested. I only sort of liked it. I'd like to go back and re-read it next year, just to see if my mind changes. I don't know what it was, I wasn't as intrigued as most other readers. Then Six of Crows came out and I was more intrigued because of the heist aspect, because I was drawn in by the Ocean's Eleven comparison. Then I read it and loved it. I'm always surprised when I first read an author, aren't completely in love with their books, but then fall head first into later books. It happens. It's all about a matter of taste, yes? Has this ever happened to you?