Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Source: Bought from Amazon
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.
Everyone has been raving about Leigh Bardugo’s newest story, and since I loved her Shadow and Bone series so much, I just had to read this one. I was really excited to read this one because I love a good heist story, plus I’m a sucker for stories with multiple POVs, if they’re done well. I think it’s safe to say that this book was absolutely amazing and lived up to all the hype.
The best thing about this story was the characters, hands down. All of them were so intricately crafted, with their own goals and motivations. I loved them all so much, but my favorite was Kaz, the thief that’s mentioned in the blurb. My heart broke for him so many times in this book; I felt emotionally drained by the time I finished the last page, both because of him and all the other characters.
This is definitely one of those books that focuses more on characters than the plot. It was a “slow burn” story in the sense that the plot starts off slower at first, and then starts to pick up as we meet more of the main characters and their backstories are revealed. The story really takes off once they’re all together and actually on the heist though. Once you’re really invested, the story starts to pick up and your heart will race as you wonder if this rag tag group will actually be able to pull off this incredible feat.
I’m going to warn you right now: this book will make you fall in love with the characters and it will inevitably break your heart in the best and worst way possible.
Awesome characters? ✔. Devastating romances? ✔. Fierce female characters who don’t need no man? ✔. Honestly, what are you waiting for? Go read this book NOW!
But WAIT! There’s more! Leigh Bardugo will be coming near me on her tour for Six of Crows later on in November. Since I loved this book so much, I’m going to giveaway a signed copy of Six of Crows! All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below!
The giveaway is US only (sorry international friends!! I’ll do a giveaway for you soon!)