Lady Geeks’ Society Podcast | Episode XII: ‘Crooked Kingdom’ Review

Lady Geeks' Society Podcast Logo for Episode XII, Grishavese's Crooked Kingdom review.

On this week’s episode of Lady Geeks’ Society Podcast, we’re talking all about the romance and ships in Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom. There are spoilers to both books and the Shadow and Bone series now on Netflix.

This might not be in the romance genre, but we love the ships just as much as we do in our romance novels, and we have some lengthy thoughts about the death trope along with why this is one of the stories where it still works in spite of how much we hate it.

*Trigger Warning for mentions of rape, sexual assault, and violence.

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For more Crooked Kingdom content, check out our scene breakdown for Kaz and Inej’s moment of intimacy in chapter twenty-six. And if there any other scene breakdowns you’d like us to tackle, let us know in the comments below.

For more Shadow and Bone content, check out our full episode reviews. We’ve also got a Character Deep Dive for Inej Ghafa, Kaz Brekker, and Alina Starkov and will be doing one for each of them.

Still need more feels? We’ve got you covered with a scene breakdown of Kaz and Inej’s moment of vulnerability in Shadow and Bone’s “The Unsea” and also, a scene breakdown of Kaz and Inej’s literal showcase of trust in “Otkazat’sya.” Of course, we haven’t forgotten Milo the Goat and Jesper either.

Also, for more podcasts, Gissane Sophia was a guest on Fangirl Forum where all things Shadow and Bone the series are discussed in great length with friends. Gissane Sophia also teamed up with Fangirlish’s Lizzie in a love letter to Kanej where they discussed their favorite parts in both Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

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