Book Review: Six of Crows

23437156I cannot believe this book is over.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo has been the BEST book I’ve read in a long, long time. Do you remember that first time you read Harry Potter and those characters were so real that you felt like you knew them personally? That’s how I felt with Six of Crows, but more on an adult level.

Six of Crows is set in Ketterdam, a trading town that has it’s own elite and scum of the Barrell. Kaz Brekker is the scum of the scum. He’s as mysterious as he is ruthless. He is a child of the Barrell.

Kaz has been offered an opportunity they cannot refuse. The biggest heist ever attempted, and a prize that makes it all worth it. Kaz rallies his best crew with the promise of enough money to pay off their indentures and live the life they always wanted.

The heist requires careful planning and a bit of luck, but if anyone can accomplish this it’s Kaz Brekker.

Honestly, it’s really hard to describe why I love this book so much.

The writing is excellent. From the beginning I was drawn into the story. Each chapter is in another character’s perspective. We get story and action and a little bit of background. As the heist continues, we get little pieces of background that motivates each crew member.

I absolutely love every single character. None of them are really likeable, but each have their own quirks and skills that makes them valuable.

But my favorite characters are Enej and Kaz. Enej is your badass female super spy who cares for each member of her group.

Kaz is my new fictional boyfriend, and I know that is a terrible choice in men. I guess I’ve always had a thing for the bad boys. He’s handsome in his own way, he’s an evil genius, knows everything about everybody, greedy, but underneath he can be a soft teddy bear— deep, deep down underneath. He’s the perfect anti-hero.

Another great point about this book is that the heist and teamwork takes the main stage. This is an older young adult book, but so much more. There is romance in this book, but it plays a minor role. It left me begging for more and that’s how a romance should be written in fiction.

Overall, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo gets a sweeping 5 stars!

 

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