Six of Crows #2. Author: Leah Bardugo.
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
Sexual Content: Woman distracts a man flirtatiously, displaying a low-cut top over her cleavage. Girl is forced to explain a book series (“They get to know each other intimately”) because of innuendo (woman asked him if he’d like to play princess and barbarian). Passionate kissing. Girl remembers her painful nights as slave in a pleasure-house. Two men kiss.
Language: 13 d***, 10 hell, 9 derogatory terms, 1 F-word
Violence: Boy remembers his boss killing a man – pushing him off a roof. Girl uses magic to animate dead bodies. Assassin throws silver throwing stars – multiple become embedded in character’s flesh. Fistfight. Character stabs man in throat with two rusty nails. Blade-fight. Girl falls from roof and dies. Character kills man with acid. Claims to have buried little boy alive (turns out to be false).