Review: Six of Crows
Published by Henry Holt on August 26, 2015
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
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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 have not read a book by Leigh Bardugo in a long time. Seriously I am not kidding. But that all changed when my good friend Ana was so amazing to lend me an early release copy of Six of Crows. You cannot imagine what I was doing when she told me she would do that for me. Okay well maybe you could imagine it. Let me just say that it involved me falling back in my back. No shame.
Six of Crows is in the world of Grisha but it follows a different set of characters with a mission that could end of being one of the deadliest missions they have ever done. We follow six characters as they embark on a mission, each one with a story, and each one with a goal. Will they find themselves successful? Well that is where the reader comes in to complete this journey.
To be honest, I did read this book pretty fast but not as fast as I had thought I would. And before you think anything, reading it at the pace I did was by far the best pace to read this book. I felt I was a seventh crow in this journey and I was absorbing everything that the book could offer. I was attached to the characters in a way that I don’t think I probably ever felt while reading Shadow and Bone and that proved to be exciting.
I have a hard deciding what character to be more to my liking and there were things I liked about all the characters as well as things I did not like. So I am curious to see which characters you like and let me know. I will think more about this and probably post it later.
Overall I am excited for the next book. I know I have to wait forever but this series will be worth the wait. Leigh Bardugo captured in a way I was never expecting and that is why you go pick up this book when comes to the shelves.