Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

sixofcrows.jpgSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows #1
Fantasy | Young Adult
Published by Henry Holt and Company on 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.

First off…


I didn’t want to believe everyone else when I started this book. I was like, “hey guys, ya’ll need to chill. It probably isn’t the shit. Hype is bs. Calm yourselves.”

Yeah… But then I picked the book up and read it.

And I honestly don’t think I’ve read such a compelling novel with the best characters since the Lunar Chronicles. As in, everyone is shipped with everyone and it’s beautiful because literally everyone has their own characterization and plot developments. Yeah, it’s that awesome.

Seriously though, the ships???

(Pardon me while I get back into the book blogging groove, guys, it’s been a quick minute.)

For real though. Kaz and Inej. Matthias and Nina. Jesper and Wylan.


Seriously though, the characters are so intense and delved into. Each one has their own backstory that’s interesting and compelling and draws the reader into the story. This novel is told in separate POVs, and usually I hate that, like every other reader out there. The authors tend to not be able to bring life to each and every character enough to interest the reader. But this book does not suffer from that.

Each character has their own voice that the reader can pick up on in each POV. I cannot stress how compelling and amazing this novel honestly was.

The plot was bomb.

For real. The plot flowed, nothing felt forced, and I read the book in a few days without hitch. I don’t think the plot could’ve been crafted any better than it was. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love how to world tied into the Grisha world from Bardugo’s other series (that I need to read, by the way).

This book had the kind of fantasy plot that I love–it’s similar to the real world and the action was never-ending but not overbearing. You know when you read a book with so much action that you just have to put it down because it’s overwhelming?

This book does not have that problem.

Really, there were no problems.

Enough said.

Five stars.

10/10, will read again.


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