Review: Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

23437156Six of Crows (Six Of Crows #1)
Leigh Bardugo
September 29th, 2015
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Purchase: Amazon

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.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Review:

I’ve seen a lot of people talk about this book on Twitter and they were all super enthusiastic about it, so when I was in the bookstore one day I decided to buy it and read it myself. I hadn’t read any Leigh Bardugo books before picking this one up, so the world was totally new to me. I have to say that even though I thought the story was good, I had some trouble getting through this book.

“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”

Six of Crows is told through 6 point of views, which does make the book infinitely more interesting than if it would’ve been just one pov. This book is about Kaz and his crew of 5 others who have to pull a big heist: enter the Ice Court which is heavily guarded and kidnap a man. That reminded me a little bit of Ally Carter’s Heist Society though that book is more flighty and with more comedy than this one. But the characters in this book are all so interesting and I have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite. I kinda just love them all, each for different reasons.

“They fear you as I once feared you,” he said. “As you once feared me. We are all someone’s monster, Nina.”

As I said, I liked the story enough, but it took me so long to get through this book. I read three other books in the meantime which only took me a day, and this book took me like three weeks at least. I was very tempted to dnf it, because I wanted to read other books, but in the end I pulled through and did a little sprint to the end because I did want to know how it would end. Speaking of the end; WHY!??!??!!? WHY WHY WHY? Now I need to read the sequel, which I was very hesitant about, because this book just didn’t make me shriek and fangirl, but after that ending I need to know how the story continues, so I will read it when it’s out.

“We’ll be Kings and Queens, Inej. Kings and Queens.”

All in all, I’m a little disappointed by this book, because I was hoping to be as enthusiastic and excited about it as the people on my timeline and my friends, but alas it wasn’t meant to be.

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