Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on September 29th
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 465
Format: Hardcover
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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.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

What I thoughtSix of Crows was so freaking fantastic. Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy is one of my favorite series of all time, and a part of me thought she couldn’t really top that, but boy, were my socks knocked off my feet. This book was so incredibly good. The entire story is one crazy intense and action packed ride, where plot twists just lurk behind every corner waiting to jump on you. This is a MUST READ!

Intriguing and original setting

First things first, Six of Crows is loosely based on 17th century the Netherlands. A setting that was really different from what we encountered in the Grisha trilogy, but made for a wonderful addition to the Grishaverse! The Dutch words that were incorporated in the story and the little cultural things (*cough* hutspot *cough*) were so fun to encounter. The setting was really intriguing and a bit dark, which makes for a tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It really is a bit like a fantasy version of Ocean’s Eleven, I mean, what’s not to love?

Gritty and dark and lovable characters

The characters were gritty and dark, which fit the setting perfectly, and I got sucked into their pov’s right away. They are amazing and have SO MUCH depth! Each character overflows with depth. Each character has a past, a personal story that brought them to Ketterdam, which makes them distinctive. They are complex, flawed, strong, lovable, and they all get their time to shine. I fell in love with each and every one of them while learning their background (it is inevitable really) and they became favorites in no time at all.

Action and excitement galore

If you love action-packed and fast-paced stories then Six of Crows is the story for you! Action and excitement galore! The heist itself was nerve-wrecking and Kaz’s genius will surprise you again and again. Plenty of plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat and will leave you begging for the sequel. Magic, mischief, and jailbreaking, again, what’s not to love?

Final verdict IRISJEXX!

If my review didn’t already tell you this: Six of Crows was AMAZING. Beautifully written, lovable characters with SO MUCH depth, and an action-packed and fast-paced plot. PERFECTION! All I’ve left to tell you is: go read this, it’s awesome!

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3 Comments

  1. 14/01/2016 / 22:19

    See, I think you’re biased because you’re Dutch and like action films.

    ;) :P

    I just need to finish the Grisha series >_>

    • Iris
      Author
      19/01/2016 / 18:29

      Haha, biased my *ss. Just read it and you’ll repeat what I just said *sticks out tongue*
      AND YES YOU NEED TO FINISH THE GRISHA SERIES!

  2. 26/01/2016 / 02:12

    I’ve been wanting to read this for the longest time, especially seeing all the rave reviews like this one. It’s good to know that Bardugo’s not-quite-Netherlands setting and not-quite-Dutch characters have your approval, since you’re familiar with the Netherlands in real life! (I remember reading a Goodreads review of ‘Shadow and Bone’ written by a lady of Russian extraction, complaining about the depiction of Russian cultural tidbits… not that I would have noticed, uneducated as I am about Russian culture)

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