Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Also by this author: Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Shadow and Bone
Series: Six of Crows #1
Also in this series: Crooked Kingdom
Published by Henry Holt & Co
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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 decided it was time to dive into the Six of Crows world that so many seem to love.
When I first started this book I wasn’t very far into it before I started to love all of the characters. Kaz most of all. Kaz just has this energy and persona that draws you in. I love how he is a fighter with his own demons hiding in the background. I love how he stands up for everyone in the book and gives them a safe place to call home. I love how he knows all of the tricks and trades on the streets and how he has tried to master them all. I also loved all of the secondary characters in this novel because they add so much to the story and everyone has something that they are hiding as they set out on this big heist.
Once Kaz and the crew are under way to go to the Ice Court I do have to admit that the book slowed down for a little while. There was some traveling that had to happen and as a reader we are left in the dark about some of the plan of the heist. So I would recommend that you just keep with the story during the slower part in the middle because once the heist is underway the book does pick up again.
The story turns into this huge scene where everyone has a role to play if they are all to get the cargo and themselves out alive. It is fast paced and we get to see what everyone is good at. We get to watch Kaz struggle with what to do about an old foe. We see Inej struggle with her natural ability to be quiet and sneaky as well as playing a role to get the pieces they need. We see Matthias lead Kaz down well kept secrets of his people and how he struggles with who to trust and what side he is really on. We see Nina and her powers and just what she is capable of even though she is a bit more delicate than the rest. We also see Jesper and Wylan making a name for themselves by engaging heavily armed Grisha.
Everyone in this story is flawed I loved reading about each flaw and every piece of their past that brought them where they are today. As I have already stated I loved Kaz, he is truly a character to pine after. With the way this one ended I can’t wait to see how far Kaz is willing to go in the second book to get what he wants.
“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.”