Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1)
Published September 29, 2015 by Henry Holt and Co., 465 pp.
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.
How goes it?
How, you guys???!?? How?? How do I start with everything I went through while reading this book??? I had feelings for this book you guys, so many feelings – feelings I want to hold on to because ugh, so lovely. I can’t remember the last time I felt this personally invested in a book and its characters. I’m not going to lie, I deferred finishing this because I felt for a moment there things were going south so fast no one was bound to make it out alive, but I did, thanks to Marguerite whom I buddy-read this with again!
My love for the characters aside, their stories, the heist, and just the world they move in, were all woven and written so, so well. With so many points of views and plot points going on it could easily overwhelm you if it weren’t handled the way Leigh Bardugo did – paced well, with just enough surprises and twists along the way.
I’m really looking forward to the sequel, and I know that Leigh Bardugo has released the first two chapters from Crooked Kingdom but I will abstain – I can wait until September (or was it August) for the whole book. /chants
5 stars– no 6, because every one of this crew deserves it. The hype is real, and well-deserved I think. If you’re looking for a new read – pick this one up!