Six of Crows. Leigh Bardugo. Young Adult/Fantasy. 465 pages. Published September 29, 2015. [Source: Purchased at Fully Booked]
“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
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.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
I kept postponing this review because I didn’t know how to write this. My mind was blown. My love for this book has no bounds. It was that good.
What I love most about this book are the characters. They’re all just so real. Leigh Bardugo was so honest with her characters, and you can’t help but fall in love. The 6 crew members range from 16-18 years old, making them seem years beyond their age, and I kind of like that. I really enjoy reading from a mature point of view.
The book is told from 5 different third-person points of view, making it easy to follow all of the aspects of the novel. I had no trouble reading this at all.
In case you didn’t know, Six of Crows is a spin-off novel of Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy. However, you don’t have to read the Grisha Trilogy in order to read Six of Crows. I did read Leigh’s first trilogy, so it was super easy for me to follow the magic system for I was already familiar with it. I’m pretty sure that it will take a little longer for you to follow the magic system if you haven’t read the Grisha Trilogy, but after a 100 pages or so, it’ll be a like BAM! Action!! Feels!! More action!!! Suspense!! Action!!
Prior to reading this novel, I actually met Leigh Bardugo at a book signing, and she was the kindest! She mentioned that Six of Crows is a novel about those who weren’t the “chosen ones.” It’s about a crew trying to survive, which I totally agree. That’s what makes Six of Crows different from the Grisha Trilogy, and that’s probably why I love Six of Crows more than I love the Grisha Trilogy (and I do like that series a lot).
Overall, I give this book my highest recommendation. I have nothing but love, and I’m so thankful that this is a duology!! I cannot wait!!
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