Title: Six of Crows
Series: Six of Crows Book: 1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Page count: 462
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 finally read Six of Crows!
The hype was real, believe me. I felt so left out, and when I got the chance to buy the boxset I jumped on it! Good thing I did because if I’d bought only Six of Crows I’d be dead right now.
If you want a visual of me right now let me paint a picture for you; Me, my laptop in my lap, my phone of my left and Crooked Kingdom on my right. I couldn’t wait to continue reading how the stories goes, BUT I had to write the review before I started Crooked Kingdom…
The things I do as a reviewer! Haha.
If I am being completely honest (which is the point) I’d say that I expected more of Six of Crows. Don’t get me wrong, the story was great, but I think that all the hype made it some book on a pedestal which nobody can touch. If that makes sense…
For exactly this reason I don’t like to read books after they’ve been hyped a lot.
With that being said, I LOVED THE BOOK *crazy laughter*.
The characters are so interestingly bad, but also good. They’re street rats with hearts of gold. Well, some would literally love to have a heart of gold. The bastards.
As someone who read the book after the hype phase I already knew the names of the characters. Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Jesper and Wylan… These people *cackles* omg! What I love about the book is that even though it’s one story, the characters all have their own that you get to explore. Some more than others, but they all do!
Kaz and Inej need to get their act together because I am so not happy with their situation! But on that later.
Matthias and Nina saved my poor heart though. Their story is so… I can’t even find the word for it. I love those two together, and apart for that matter, but they’ve gone through some pretty hard things that strained their relationship. Nina has such a big heart. This Heartrender worked her way up and has my respect and love. Matthias I wasn’t sure of when I started the story, he convinced me to give him a chance though! I can’t say much without revealing his past or spoiling so…
Wylan! Omg my sweet innocent Wylan. How courageous he was. Wylan has honestly become one of my favorite characters. He is so innocent and in the beginning didn’t really fit in with this group, but he slowly made himself useful and better in a lot of ways.
Jesper is a funny one. I like his snarky and sarcastic personality, but I’m sad that we haven’t gotten to know him as much as the others. Same with Wylan, but we got to see a bit more in his past than with Jesper. I’m really hoping that we see more of him in Crooked Kingdom.
Inej…I love Inej so much. I think that I can relate to her the most. I love characters and stories like hers to most for some reason. From the beginning of the book Inej was my favorite and I will tell you that I am heartbroken for her in so many ways! She is such a strong girl, though, and I’m going to be really happy if she makes it out even stronger.
Her relationship with Kaz. I cannot even tell you how much I ship these two. I know you will too! From the beginning you will, and you won’t even be aware of it until it hits you hard.
Kaz. Dirtyhands. The monster. The demon. He has me shaking my head for so many reasons. I love him, I hate him, I admire him, I’m disgusted by him. I think that to understand you’ll have to have read the book!
Character wise this book is amazing. If there are plotwise holes or problems, the characters will make up for it.Like I said, I can’t really say much without spoiling the story, but the plotline is a really interesting one! You’ll just have to read it and find out for yourself!
This book does deserve around 4 or 5 stars, but because I got a lot of feels and thoughts on it, I’m going with 5!