Title: Six of Crows
( Six of Crows #1 )
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published: 29. September 2015.
Edition: Henry Holt and Company
Hardcover, 465 pages
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | Magic
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.
◄ 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ►
Already before starting this book I was in love with the world that it was set in. I have read The Grisha trilogy beforehand, so I was familiar with it and the magical elements within it. I adore the magic system in this world, it’s very fascinating. Plus the world is partly inspired by Russia, which I also very much adore!
What I really loved about this book is the different perspectives that we got. We had the pleasure to read about the world from different points of view, from someone from Ravka, Fjerda, Novyi Zem and so on. That added sooo much more to the experience and made the world even more interesting than it was before. I just love learning about the world and the relationships between the nations from different points of view. It gives more of a perspective and insight than hearing everything from one person.
Oh. My. God. The characters! They were simply fantastic and one of my favourite things about this entire book.
Thieves, spies, assassin’s are some of my favourite characters to read about and this book had them all
(well, nearly all). I loved all six of the main characters, well some from the beginning and some grew on me as the story progressed. In the end I cared and adored every single one of them! My favourite of them all has to be Kaz Brekker. ❤ (Just thought I would mention that as well.)
We also get to read from the point of view from five of them and I could clearly distinguish each of their voices without a problem. I loved the character development that they went through, individually and as a group as well. I would love to write more about the characters, but that would contain spoilers sooo I’m not going to be doing that.
I’m a sucker for thieves, assassin’s and the like. Whenever I read the word “heist” I immediately want to check out the book. Sooo the premise for Six of Crows was absolutely for me. And the story did not disappoint!
The story was very fast paced and there were many twists and turns. I loved the direction that the story went
(though I can’t get much into that because of spoilers). The cliffhangers on the end of chapters were very infuriating – which is good in it’s own way! (Though not for my heart while I’m reading!) I simply could not put this book down!
This book was simply wonderful and I enjoyed every second of it! I would highly recommend it to everybody! 🙂
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought of it!? Or do you plan to read it? Which one was your favourite character? Your least favourite?
Thank you for reading my review! I hope you all have a wonderful day!