Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


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.


My Rating: 5 Stars

The world of the Grisha is back!! In this new series by Leigh Bardugo (yes, I am aware the book came out a year ago and isn’t TECHNICALLY new anymore, so SHHHH), readers are once again thrown into the fascinating and well developed world of the Grisha. If you consider yourself a lover of Fantasy books, and have not yet read the Grisha Trilogy, put down whatever device you are using to read this blog and drive, swim, bike, fly or run to your nearest bookstore and get it immediately. You are missing out. (I mean it! Go! Right now! You can only come back once you’ve finished the series!) The world that Bardugo has developed is beyond captivating – it sucks you in and makes you wish that you could just buy a ticket to Kerch right now.

I think what I loved the most about this book was the character development. Each character introduces you to their very own rich backstory. As the book progresses, you begin to care for this group of misfits, and begin to understand why they act the way they do. I found myself liking and rooting for characters that I was unsure about at first. That being said, Kaz remained my favorite character throughout the book. He comes across to others as cold and calculating, but his past had my heart breaking for him.

Romance lovers – beware! This book is not filled to the brim with a scintillating romance. Don’t get me wrong, there is romance in this book, GOOD romance, but it is more of a slow burn. The romantically involved characters never even kiss. In the case of this particular book, I felt that this brought a depth to their romance that not all YA novels are able to achieve.

My Takeaway: Six of Crows is an action packed book that constantly keeps you guessing. Throne of Glass readers will love Kaz, who schemes and plots are very reminiscent of Aelin. I will absolutely be counting the days until Crooked Kingdom is released! (September 27th)

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