Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Release Date: September 29th 2015
Series: Six of Crows #1
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
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.
The characters are spectacular.
I could talk for hours about each of the characters in SIX OF CROWS and although I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t survive five minutes in their world, I wish I could be there to hang out with them every day-I adore this perfectly imperfect band of thieves. These characters make me want to reevaluate what unique and original characters are.
“When everyone knows you’re a monster,
you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
I fell in love not even halfway through.
I believe I made it to page 120 before I started texting my bookish friends and
gushing telling them how awesome it was, how the hype was well-deserved, and threatening gently encouraging them to read it as soon as possible. I was tempted to go on Goodreads and immediately give it five stars, even though I had a long ways to go.
The writing is gorgeous.
I did enjoy Bardugo’s original Grisha trilogy, but SIX OF CROWS is on a whole different level. Everything is so easy to visualize, and the writing was descriptive and illustrative without being tedious. THE QUOTES YOU GUYS. I want to include almost every line in this book here. In addition to this, there are also moments of humor that legitimately made me laugh out loud.
The world-building is incredibly inventive.
“Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man.”
While the world of SHADOW AND BONE was not lacking by any means, SIX OF CROWS takes it even farther and develops it further. I do have to admit it was a little overwhelming in the very beginning and I had that what is this, what is that whiplash but as you continue to immerse yourself in the world it all starts to come together.
The developing romances are GOLD.
All of the characters have a fascinating dynamic with one another, but I am extremely eager and excited when it comes to some possible romances here. There’s this one quote that is absolutely awesome but a little spoilery so I didn’t include it but THESE SHIPS. *heavy breathing*
I have enjoyed many books, but there are probably less than twenty that, if I were to come into a substantial amount of money, I would purchase copies of and give out to anyone everywhere I could. SIX OF CROWS is one of those books. Highly recommended.