Desperate times call for desperate magic . . .
Magic rules the city of Creije Capital and Tavia Syn knows just how many tricks she needs up her sleeve to survive. Selling dark magic on the streets for her kingpin, she keeps clear of other crooks, counting the days until her debt is paid and she can flee her criminal life.
But then, one day, with her freedom in sight, Tavia uncovers a sinister plot that threatens to destroy the realm she calls home. Desperate to put an end to her kingpin's plan, Tavia forms an unlikely alliance with three crooks even more deadly than her:
Wesley, the kingpin's prodigy and most renewed criminal in the realm
Karam, an underground fighter with a penchant for killing first and forgetting to ask questions
And Saxony, a Crafter in hiding who will stop at nothing to avenge her family
With the reluctant saviours assembled, they embark on a quest to put an end to the dark magic before it's too late. But even if they can take down the kingpin and save the realm, the one thing they can't do is trust each other.
~I was gifted a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a fantastic read!
I got obsessed with Alexandra's books when I read To Kill a Kingdom last year and Into the Crooked Place has been highly anticipated for me after adoring her first book and it did not disappoint.
Her writing flows, her characters are flawed and interesting, the plot was fantastic and I just adored every second off it.
I was gripped from the beginning, meeting these characters and getting more and more into the story and I just could not put it down and I need more. Alexandra is a fantastic author who really knows how to grip the reader from the first page with her writing and her story.
I love that this book had multiple POV. That is my favourite thing about books when it happens. It really adds to the story when you think what is happening with another character, what are they thinking or doing. We got to read from all these wonderful characters in this book, all different, all fun, they are flawed yet brilliant, full of sass and sarcasm and they really all moulded together nicely.
The world is so interesting! Full of people who can use trick magic, charms, and even crafters who can create magic and our main characters team up in this world, they all have a motive and reason to join and even if it is an unlikely alliance they all want to work together to stop what is about to happen. Put an end to dark magic and save the realm but, this is a group of people who don't trust anyone, crooks, and working with each other puts them on edge and puts them in positions they don't want to be. Can they put their differences behind them to work together to save their home?
The deeper you get into the story the more you get to learn about the characters, the relationships, their lives and what they do. I just adored it and I cannot wait for more. Especially after that ending!
I cannot wait to see where Alexandra takes this story and the characters. The ending has left me needing the sequel and I cannot wait!