Series: Six of Crows #1
Published by: Indigo, Orion Children's Books
Pubilcation Date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
I’ve finally finished ‘Six of Crows’ and I’m happy to announce that THE HYPE IS REAL. IT’S AS GOOD AS EVERYONE SAYS IT IS, if not better! A heist, ragtag misfits, motley crew, found family, and dark twisted scenarios – how can you not be excited? How??? I’m flailing all over the place and high on excitement as I’m writing this review and I need to calm down. CALM. DOWN.
I’ve never read any of Leigh Bardugo’s other books before and I’m so glad I finally did – she is an amazing author and I’ve just purchased the entire Grisha trilogy. That being said, you do not need to read any other Grisha books before you read Six of Crows. They are both set in the same Grishaverse (world), but the stories do not have anything to do with each other, as far as I know. I can’t wait to read her other books and get back into the Grishaverse! Okay, enough pitter-patter: BOOK TALK TIME!
“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”
The story follows 6 unlikely characters: Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Mina, Jesper, and Wylan. They are all masters of different skills, and together they form an incredible group and embark on an impossible heist. The story is told in 5 POVs, which you would think could be confusing, but Leigh Bardugo’s writing is simply exquisite and you don’t get confused at all.
“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”
Each of the characters are very different and all very likeable. My favourites were definitely Kaz, Inej, Nina, and Matthias. I love the way that we found out each character’s past, and got to know how and why they are who they are. This story does not only have two love interests, but three (well, the third is hinted at for now). Apparently dreams do come true because I didn’t think this book could get any more perfect?!
“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck’.”
I was totally immersed in this book and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Seriously, I was up until 3am; look at me . I was reading, thinking, and dreaming Six of Crows.
Their world is full of darkness, danger, and magic. There were so many different aspects and things to take in, my mind felt like a sponge and every time a new place was mentioned I had to flip to the front of the book to look at the map and see where it was. I loved that.
There is so much action and things going on, and when plans fall into place I’m shocked at the master scheming of it all. I honestly could say so much about all of the characters individually because they are all perfection, but I’m going to refrain from it because it might become nonsensical babble.
This book is definitely a YA fantasy must read, and it exceeds expectations – the hype is real! Now… Excuse me as I continue to flail around and fangirl! 🙂
|Overall:||4.9 / 5|