Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


You guys, this book. Back in January, this was one of my most anticipated books. I was excited and I took my own sweet time reading. This was our final job with the crew and it had me crying tears of relief, and sadness. 

I don’t do spoiler filled reviews, simply because I don’t want to accidentally spoil anyone. Reader friends, this book was so good. I am glad I took my time and enjoyed it from first word to last. 

We find ourselves cheering and in our imaginations helping the crew to finish the job. Mumbling No Mourners No Funerals to ourselves as we flip each page. It ended to soon and like so many endings before this one was bittersweet. 

A good book is alswaus too short. I gave this book a 5 out of 5. I loved the instant connection that you have with each character and the character development came about simply based off their circumstances. They had to survive and they needed each other to do it. I also loved that we got Wylans point of view. We got an even more in depth look into Kaz. Someone that no one else would want to cross but I would join his crew any day. Our ships came true and honestly was so good that it was really hard to put down. 

Have you read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo? 

Let me know you thoughts! 

-Brandy

Bless This Mess

Fall has to be one of my all time favorite seasons. Although the lovely state of Maryland has Bipolar days. 

Maybe it’s all the colors on the trees but I just want to create things. Whether it is baking, writing, crafting.. I just want to just create and spread creativity. Mainly I have only written and baked. All my craft stuff is in storage at the moment. 

My life the past few weeks would make for novel that is for sure. When you think that everything is falling into place and then you find out that those pieces are scattered. It’s hard to hold on to your dreams when you feel as though every door just keeps shutting. Then I look up from the mess and see the door open. 

Sometimes when life becomes to hard or unbearable, I tend to shrink back in terror of the mess that is coming my way. I like plans and chaos is disorganized. But it’s been in the messiest of times I see the beauty God has to offer, because that is what He does, He creates beauty. 

I realized, I needed to change the way I view the mess. There is so much to learn, see and experience. Including changing the chapter when it’s time. Big girl decisions need to be made at times and there are journey’s I have yet to embarke on. Thankfully I don’t have to go alone.

Brandy