Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Henry Holt and Co.

Summary 

“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.”

Review

We have another 5 star ladies and gents! Everything about Six of Crows- The writing, the story, the characters, and the world Leigh Bardugo created was nothing less than superb! Have you ever watched a movie and the first scene gives you a peak into the plot that the main characters face? That sets the tone for the rest of the book? Think Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows part 1. The opening scene where Voldemort is dining with the Malfoys, Snape and others.  That quality of an opening scene, that catches the viewers attention, gives insight into what the characters face? That is the case for this book! The first chapter was written with cinema quality scenes. It was easy to get wrapped up in the world, characters and story from page one!  And understand the seriousness of the task they face.

I’m not going to go into detail with this review. The summary is a perfect balance of not giving you too much information yet enough that gets the reader interested. For this, the reader will be thankful, as the plot twists and turns and character arcs make this book what it is. Without the element of surprise, you’d be missing a great deal of enjoyment that comes along with the process of reading. I cannot express enough how flawless the writing style of Leigh Bardugo is. The back and forth’s between the characters is so flawless, and the placement of backstories, brilliant.

I didn’t enter into this world through the Grisha series, the first of Bardugo’s writings into the world we know in Six of Crows. I began with this book. One that is filled with gangs, political corruption, storied pasts, malevolent villains, and deeply held prejudices. I loved this book! Cannot wait to read Crooked Kingdom as well as the Grisha Series, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more Kaz, Nina, Inej, Matthias, Waylon, and Jesper!

Jessica

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