six of crows // review

Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
No. of pages: 462
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Date Read: November 21, 2017

  • First book in the Six of Crows duology

Blurb:

And yet, they hesitated. The knowledge that they might never see each other again, that some of them—maybe all of them—might not survive this night hung heavy in the air. A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse. (Bardugo 332)


Review:

Six of Crows is the first book that I’ve read from Leigh Bardugo, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d heard amazing things on bookstagram about this book and from page 1 I wasn’t disappointed.

This book has all the things that one could possibly want in a book. It’s got adventure, strong female characters, strong male characters, a bad boy, a sense of suspense, cliffhangers, amazing world-building, and the premise that you can’t ever quite understand or know what’s going to happen next. This book was so much more than I could have ever expected.

If I could show you the notebook that I have to keep track of my thoughts while reading, most of them are either FREAKING MATTHIAS or FREAKING KAZ. The characters in this book are so well written that you can’t help but to fall in love with them and then get your heart ripped in two when something happens, or doesn’t happen, when you expect. Inej and Nina are strong female characters who can not only take care of themselves, but they also build each other up instead of tearing each other down. Wylan and Jesper have their own sort of little thing going on, but they make an incredible team that you can’t help to admire. Kaz and Matthias are the epitome of bad boys in this story. They’re broody as crap and hate to admit weakness, but they love their girls, even when they’re not sure when to express it.

This book is full of action and I was NOT PREPARED for the twist at the end.

NOT PREPARED AT ALL.

And the entire last section of the book, I was practically in tears the whole time because of the sweet moments and the moments when I couldn’t put the book down in fear of something bigger happening than was already happening in that moment.

11/10 would recommend and I will definitely be reading the next book as soon as I can.

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