I received this book from the lovely people at Indigo, so thank you SO MUCH for the early copy! Six of Crows is one of the best books I've read this year, and I will be recommending it to anyone and everyone!
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Published: September 29th 2015
No. of Pages: 528
The Grisha Trilogy introduced readers to the irresistible fantasy world of the Grisha - and now Leigh Bardugo brings us a new sweeping epic.
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. -(Goodreads)
5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
I feel like I've been hitting the jackpot with all these books lately, because I'm following my review of Queen of Shadows with yet another 5 star book: Six of Crows. This book is being released 29th September, and if there is one thing you do that day, make it be running to the bookstore to buy this. Anyone who loves a tale of unfortunate souls, cunning plans and even more cunning escapes will feel like Six of Crows is a dream come true. Don't miss it!
The plot to this novel is a wonder to behold. Set in the Grisha world- the same that the author's Shadow & Bone series is set in -Six of Crows offers a whole new host of characters to give you a new insight on the world you thought you knew. Even if you weren't a huge fan of the original series like me, this will out do your expectations. I carted this hefty novel with me everywhere, even if it meant having to aquire some more upper arm strength. With the story constantly knotting itself into the trickiest of situations, the solutions almost seem to be magic: not a single one is predictable in the slightest. It's the perfect combination of nail-biting suspense followed by the slightest relief before you're pulled into the story once more. Not a single detail is missed, so the streets and ice fortresses come to life just like if you were infiltrating them yourself.
The new group of characters is also a gem itself. The personalities are as different as they come, meaning it is unlikely that you won't find someone to root for. What is likely is that you'll find yourself wanting them all to win the dangerous game they're playing, even as you begin to question their intentions or worry about their next move. Spontaneous does not begin to describe the ways they will surprise you. Even though the plot twists are brilliant, you can not help but get the sense the characters are running the show, which of course means you'll have no control of your emotions. Look out for my favourites: Nina, who fights for what she wants and what she loves; Kaz, for his genius ideas and uncertain character that I can't wait to be developed; Inej, for her gentle strength but badass fighting skills and a load more of them who were equally amazing.
Six of Crows will leave you reeling for the next book, still trying to process what has just happened. I can tell you one thing: this is just the beginning. The danger and thrill is not prepared to end along with the first book, and I'm sure the next novel will be just as good if not better. This is going to be one of the series that takes us bookish people by storm- I was definitely not expecting it!
If you like Six of Crows, try:
-Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
-A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
-We Were Liars by E. Lockhart