The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows, #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done - and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first.
I think I have a new book in my top 5 favorites. I really enjoyed reading Six of Crows. Honestly, I was worried that I was going to be let down because I had such high expectations, but that was definitely not the case! I went in with the assumption that I would love the book. And, fortunately, I was right and I adored Six of Crows.
I am going to get my one complaint out of the way first. Six of Crows had a bit of a slow start. I had some trouble getting through the first few chapters. I’m not exactly sure why I had such a problem, but I am so glad I persevered!
Now onto the many, many positive things about Six of Crows. The first is all of perspectives. Throughout the story, the perspective switches to where the most action is happening. This is one of the things that really pushed Six of Crows over the top. When this happens in books, I love it. I am very glad that I had no problem distinguishing between whose perspective was whose.
Now, onto the characters. First we have the criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Oh my, I can’t explain how quickly he jumped into my list of book boyfriends! I can’t say too much about Kaz without spending the entire review talking about him, so I am just going to leave it at that. Next we have Inej. I adore her. She is super badass and has a certain complexity to her that I have never seen before. Adding onto that, all of the characters in Six of Crows have some sort of backstory or complex development, which of course I absolutely loved! We also have Nina, Wylan, Matthias, and Jesper. Each character is unique and loveable in their own way, even though at points I was frustrated with all of them.
Six of Crows is filled with suspense. Throughout the entire book, there were twists and turns. When you thought something was going to happen, the complete opposite happened. In addition to the mystery, there was also a hint of romance throughout the book, which was phenomenally written.
Overall, Six of Crows is heartbreaking and mysterious, but it is also beautiful and intriguing. It is filled with a lot of plot twists and I highly recommend reading it because you will not regret it!
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Goodreads 2017: 81/100