Into The Crooked Place - Into the Crooked Place (Paperback)
  • Into The Crooked Place - Into the Crooked Place (Paperback)

Into The Crooked Place - Into the Crooked Place (Paperback)

Paperback 496 Pages
Published: 08/10/2019
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Waterstones Says

Rippling with high concept magical adventure and a cast of dynamic characters, Into the Crooked Place weaves a story of dark magic and even darker motives as Tavia Syn is forced into an uneasy alliance with a trio of brigands. Wondrously evocative and absorbing, Christo’s novel is top quality fantasy fiction.  

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.

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471408441
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


This book is full of adventure, flirtation, sass, betrayal, disguise, growth, duty, fate and a hint of pirate swashbuckling fun. I highly recommend this novel as an excellent adaptation of the Little Mermaid that has managed to become its own story in the process - Mythic Reader

To Kill a Kingdom is the The Little Mermaid of your nightmares... you should definitely add this one to your to read lists! Lira is an absolutely riot! - Beautiful Bookland

I really, really, loved this book. There's not enough books out there which go into the underwater-fantasy genre. To Kill a Kingdom fills that gap in the market. It's well written and the characters are simply brilliant - Life Has A Funny Way

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - Much Ado About Books

This was AWESOME. It's so rare to find well-developed second-world fantasy YA standalones - but this book managed to deliver a great story, three-dimensional characters and excellent world-building all within one single novel - Astolat Books

This is actually a harder review to write than I anticipated; I literally just want to write a page of "I love it, I love it, I love it" and squeal with excitement as I reminisce over this incredible book and suffer through my book hangover! I can't recommend To Kill A Kingdom highly enough; it certainly lives up to the expectation and can certainly rival incredible fantasy books such as those by Maas and Bardugo, and I can't wait to see what Christo writes in the future! - Snaily Can Fly

a glorious new book for your YA fantasy shelf - Library Looter

It has everything! Banter, sass, chemistry, pirates, adventure, action, a bitch queen mother, incredible world-building, consistent plot and pacing and awesome character arcs and progression. Ultimately, it is incredibly fun and entertaining. Just read it. - Emma's Chapter

Alexandra Christo's debut is much better than anything Maas has ever written. Definitely a book that I can see turning into a big hit with readers. - Mystic Reads

The world building is deft, and the spectacular ending is a happy one for Lira and Elian, but it will leave readers blissfully wanting more. - Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

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“A group of misfits”

3.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

I was so excited to receive this book, I loved To Kill a Kingdom and was sure I would love this too.

However it took me a while to read as I wasn’t as invested in the story or the characters as much as... More

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Michelle LS

“The Magic-Gangster-Fantasy I've Been Waiting For”

Into The Crooked Place is set in the fictional city of Creije and revolves around four main characters - 

Tavia is a street busker illegally selling dark charms and potions, biding her time until she can escape the... More

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“A little disappointed”

I really wanted to love this book but it just didn't happen for me. I felt the character progression was lacking and although I connected quite quickly with Tavia, sadly that dwindled out by a third of the way... More

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