Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Publication Date:  September 29th 2015

Series: Six of Crows #1

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“No Mourners.
No Funerals.”

I suddenly want to drop everything and go join a gang.

Did anyone else feel like this after finishing this novel?

This much beloved book has been on my shelf for so long and yet I was so scared of all the hype and the fact that this is a high fantasy novel that I didn’t pick it up. But thanks to Tumblr I started talking with people, a few of who were shocked by my not reading this and pushed me towards picking this up.

I loved this book. It was just a great time all around even if it did take me a little longer to get through it then I liked (work and procrastination and that one exam I ended up failing will be the death of me) .

Another reason I was nervous to start this is because I haven’t read the Grisha trilogy and although so many people have said its not necessary I ignored them and got hung up on the fact that I hadn’t.

Overall not having read the previous series didn’t impact my reading experience for Six of Crows although it would have helped me learn the world and the terminology quicker.

These characters are all amazing, I’m sure everybody already knows their names, Kaz, Inej, Nina, Jesper, Wylan and Matthias. Matthias was my least favourite of the crew it took me a long while to warm up with him.

I love the friendship between Inej and Nina so much. How Nina took care of Inej when she was hurt and they didn’t put each other down and their was no rivalry. It was so amazing and refreshing to see. Inej reminds me a lot of Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series and I could not get that out of my head.

Kaz is also amazing. I ship him and Inej so much. He’s not even a case of “oh he acts all big and hard but he’s a softie at heart” because to be honest he’s really not a softie at all, he’s ruthless and he could make a great villain if this had centred around other characters and yet I love him and he deserves all the happiness.

Something else I love about this too is representation. Because this is a fantastical world these disabilities aren’t named so maybe I’m wrong but that’s what I saw, for example one character has a walking stick (because the author also has a condition making her use a cane and I loved that), one who cant read and I’m sure Jesper as some sort of ADHD.

This book was so jampacked with action and humour and also filled with all the feels. I’m absolutely terrified to read the sequel which I plan on ordering ASAP. I know something happens and I’m not ready. I’ll try my best not to wait another million years to read it but who knows.



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