Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I am so excited to dive back into the Grishaverse world. I definitely recommend reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy before this one so you will have a better sense of the world and the language.
Welcome to Ketterdam. A tiny island where the worse of the worst thrive off of one another’s woes. You must fight to survive and when the job of Kaz Brekkers dreams falls at his feet, he comes up with a heist. Together, six people will be drawn together to work for the job and hopefully the prize of a lifetime.
The end! I wish it had ended about two chapters early than it did. I felt that was a way better cliffhangar but no, Leigh kept pushing and the end was just… predictable at that point and NONE of this book made me feel that way until the stretched out ending. I will be going on to read the second book as it is officially one of my favorite series now.
The first chapter had me hooked. The second chapter had me reeling in faster than a tuna downstream. This was a captivating novel from beginning to end. I never knew what was going to happen because even the characters were kept in the dark half the time. Leigh Bardugo really knows how to captivate her audience and I was absolutely stunned.
My favorite pairing in this book had to be Mathias and Nina. Their history together started out so mysterious that I legit thought they were brother and sister. Then Mathis mentioned wanting to kiss and I had to pause for a minute and rack my mind. But continuing on their deep history together is slowly revealed throughout the book and the witty banter between the two had me so happy.
What a great cast of unique characters. I felt like I was right there with them through all of their trials and triumphs. Every time I was dropped a twist, so were all of the other characters. This is a great almost interactive novel that puts you right in the action and the emotions of these characters. I am definitely looking forward to book two which is The Crooked Kingdom
My similar recommendation for this novel would be The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.
“‘Man with a knife, remember?’ he said over his shoulder.
‘Man with a gun!’ Jesper called after him.
Kaz replied with a time-saving gesture that relied heavily on his middle finger then disappeared belowdecks.”