Six of Crows | Book Review
Series: Six of Crows #1
Also in this series: Crooked Kingdom
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published by Henry Holt and Company
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?