A review of Six of Crows (by leigh Bardugo)

This novel was a stunning and spell-binding read. There was never a dull moment, and I was completely invested in the characters and story. I was happily surprised to find that much of the story was focused on the backgrounds of the characters. Most novels only give the reader a glimpse of the characters lives’, so that factor was a huge plus for me. It’s an unusual book, I don’t typically read books like Six of Crows, but lately I’m expanding my reading choices, and so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised. If you like fantasy, thrillers, or just a decent plot and intriguing characters, then this novel fits the bill. It’s a series, but a duology, so there’s only two books. The second book is Crooked Kingdom.

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Kaz Brekker is offered an irresistible deal. One that would make him and his crew filthy rich. He can’t resist, and soon the Six dangerous outcasts go on a quest to fulfill this  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. They each have a skill to bring to the table:

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.

Kaz’s crew encounter danger, and uncover a shocking truth. One that will change their world as they know it. There will be betrayal, friendships, and promises. Each member of the crew has something they desperately want, and they can only get it if they complete the outrageous heist.

Six of Crows is unlike any fantasy novel I’ve ever read. Some parts are funny (I actually laughed out loud), but most of it is a heart-pounding and unpredictable read. I highly recommend this spell-binding and breath-taking novel. The ending is very climactic, and it will leave you wondering what will happen next.

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