Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
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
It feels so good to finish a book again. I haven’t finish one in a while. I, again, didn’t work on my drafts. I have a Grisha Trilogy review to post, but now I need to talk about Six of Crows. I;ve finished it a few minutes ago. Oh man, OH MAN.
I swear my heart skipped so many beats that I need a check-up very soon. Probably after I am going to finish Crooked Kingdoms.
I am glad I’ve read Grisha before, just to understand the Lantsov references. But Six of Crows, is much better than Grisha. I was a bit reluctant at the beginning because we have different point of views, as you already know, I don’t particulary enjoy different point of views. I feel like you are stepping on mines, you are prepared to die but then, the narrative changes to another point of view. Briefly, I find it very annoying.
I liked the change of points of views here as I hated Alina’s point of view in Grisha. I disliked Alina alot full stop.
The character development is so obvious in their point of views.
And what I liked the most, is the diversity of the crew.
How can you not love them? They are so different, yet so greedy.
You don’t have your typical good guys. You have bad guys better than the worst guys.
Sparks of romance, mischievous thieves,impossible heist.
Yes, this book is the perfect combination.
However, it took me half of the book to completely fall in this abyss of obsession, this is why I am offering 4/5 stars. The pace was a bit slow at times. Not too slow.
With every turning page, the tension sky-rocketed. I was so excited to see what the next plan was. I was there indeed.
Here I was, thinking I would say ‘another overrated book’, but no. YOU MUST READ IT. GUYS. YOU MUST.
Also, I was thinking about a Throne of Glass-Six of Crows crossover. I think Kaz and Aelin would be partners in crime while Rowan and Inej would roll their eyes every second.
Nooooow my favourite quotations.
“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”
Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.
No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.
When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.
“It’s not natural for women to fight.”
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”
She’d laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.
Now, I found this band and it reminds me 100% of Six of Crows:
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Gotta go and read Crooked Kingdom.