Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
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Into the Crooked Place
byAlexandra Christo
Published: October 8, 2019 
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Category: YA, fantasy, dark magic, unlikely teams, gangsters, con-artists,

Series: Into the Crooked Place 1/2

Book Description: 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.

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Why you should read this book

In Into the Crooked Place, four unlikely allies - a magical con-artist, a gangster, a fierce fighter, and a girl with secrets who's out for revenge - team up when they find out the hard way that a dark magical weapon is about to be unleashed on their city and destroy their home as they know it. 

If you are a fan of ensemble casts made up of morally grey characters that you can't help but root for - than this is the book for you. Tavia, Wesley, Karam and Saxony all have different goals and secrets that come out through the tale. They're not even sure if they can trust each other (and probably shouldn't). I especially enjoyed the different relationships that they had with each other, and the way those the dynamics and tensions played out. Several of them had history between them, which complicated everything and made their teaming up all the more interesting an experience. This story had little romance, but it definitely hints at possibilities, and I'm hoping for more to come on that front. 

If you are a fan of this group of questionable characters teaming up for a mission together, especially when that mission is overthrowing a larger evil, bonus points for when these characters are up against some impossible odds while they do it - than this is a book for you. These characters face physical and mental challenges and make some terrible discoveries, and the story is only half over.  

If you are a fan of atmospheric stories that get more and more intense near the end and leave you wanting the next one ASAP - than this is the book for you. With the way the characters are left at the end of Into the Crooked Place, readers will be dying for the next installment. 

Love Triangle Factor: None
Cliffhanger Scale: Medium/High 

Book Trailer 

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About the Author

Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn’t be a fairy. She is the author of To Kill a Kingdom and Into the Crooked Place. When she’s not busy making up stories, she can be found organizing food crawls over London and binge-watching Korean dramas. Alexandra has a BA in Creative Writing and currently lives in England with an abundance of cacti (because they’re the only plants she can keep alive).

Find Alexandra: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


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