Six of Crows book review

Posted February 11, 2016 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in 5 star, book reviews / 9 Comments

Six of Crows book reviewSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Published by Henry Holt and Company on 29th September 2015
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 462
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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.

Overview of Six of Crows

Who should read Six of Crows:

  • Anyone who enjoyed the Grisha world
  • Anyone who likes really badass characters.
  • An intricate plot line with brilliant character development.
  • A fantasy world with different classes of power.

Who shouldn’t read Six of Crows:

  • Anyone who hated the Grisha world (I would still give it a go though)
  • If you’re not interested in morally ambiguous characters.
  • A complex detailed plotline.
  • A storyline not focused on romance.

This book had such hype that I was worried there was no way it could possibly live up to it.Everyone was raving about how great it was so I went in expecting to be amazed.

It didn’t disappoint. I am seriously in love with this book. The way it fell into place and became so intricately complex. It was suspenseful but at the same time romantic and soft. I have to mention the romance in this book because it was something I very rarely see in YA and it really made me happy. There are two characters that seemed to dance around each other without ever becoming that ridiculous couple that you want to strangle. The best bit?? There was no insta-love or icky moment where the girl decides to plan her life around him, she refuses to settle for less than what she thinks she’s worth. For me. It was empowering. Some thing that YA authors should look at doing more often.

The integration of the Grisha world into this new story worked in seamlessly. It felt as though it was an extension that was done extremely well. I think if I had read the Shadow and Bone Trilogy before I might have remembered a little more and I probably will end up rereading in time for the second book coming out.

I would recommend this book to all of my friends because there wasn’t a moment in this book where I was bored or wanted to skim I was totally enthralled. Buy it here

Have you ever had a book blow you so completely out of the water? Did you enjoy Kaz and his team of ragabonds and criminals?

9 responses to “Six of Crows book review

  1. […] Six of Crows follows a group of ruffians carry out one of the most challenging of heists. The suspense and the thrill that happens in this book is unreal. The things these characters go through is not for the faint hearted. The integration into the Grisha world is flawless and not overbearing. I can’t really explain my love for this book because I adore the characters and the way they interact with each other, it was a seamless team and one which worked for the entirety of the plot. I wrote an entire review here. […]

  2. I bought this book the other day. I thought it was about time that I actually started reading it xD and I’ve heard so many amazing things about it! Your review just makes me want to read it even more now!