Six of Crows
Source: Received from the publisher
Series: Six of Crows #1
Received from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
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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.
Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series is one of my favourites. I thought every book was better than the previous one, so when I heard that she was writing a new series with new characters set in the same world as the Grisha series, I was beyond excited.
I borrowed an ARC of Six of Crows from a friend who snagged it at BEA, and later I received an e-galley, so I feel pretty fortunate to have been able to read this early. And I’ll definitely be purchasing a finished copy for my bookshelf.
Six of Crows is glorious. I love this book so much that I hugged the ARC after I finished reading. Honestly, for me, this book is pretty perfect. I loved the plot – all about an impossible heist – and the cast of characters. As I learned more about them through flashbacks over the course of the story, I fell in love with everyone!
My heart went out to Kaz and his crew – Inej, Jesper, Nina, Matthias, Wylan – even as they were at each other’s throats. My favourite parts, though, were when they all worked together despite the interpersonal struggles, and the love-hate dynamic between Matthias and Nina. I’m such a sucker for love-hate relationships in my books!
There were mentions here and there of characters from the Grisha series, which I loved picking up on, and I loved returning to this world. I think readers who haven’t read that series yet will be able to read and enjoy Six of Crows (although I strongly encourage you all to read the Grisha series if you haven’t!).
I can’t wait to buy a copy and read it again while I wait for the sequel! This is for sure one of my favourite books read this year. Highly recommended!
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