Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Be Chic Literate: Six of Crows {Book Review}

Six of Crows 

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Book 1 in The Six of Crows Duology
Pages: 480 Pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., September 29, 2015

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

{Purchased by me!}
Plot Summary:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

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.

Six dangerous outcasts. One 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.

My thoughts:

Another book with PHENOMENAL characters - they are the ultimate squad - bad guys with hearts of gold! I've heard the book described as Ocean's 11 with teens. The thing is, you totally forget that you're dealing with teenagers as you're reading. It is an amazing cast of characters and an absolute pleasure to get to know each of them via the multiple POV method of story telling.  

Leigh Bardugo does a fantastic job of world building, you feel totally immersed in the sounds, smells, and appearance of Ketterdam and the Grishaverse. The settings are gritty, dark, and harrowing. The plot includes a high stakes, high risk heist, an unforgettable crew, and bits of romance that are realistic, poignant, and a bit heartbreaking - definitely not your typical YA fare. 


Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Final Thoughts:

I can't believe how much I loved this book - it rivals my absolute favorite - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas! It features one of the most diverse group of characters I've encountered in quite a while, which was a total breath of fresh air. The book ends on a massive cliffhanger, so I highly recommend picking up Six of Crows with its companion book, Crooked Kingdom, at the same time. I'm sort of happy I waited to read SoC until right before the release of Crooked Kingdom because I was able to dive right in to the sequel {I'm reading it now} as soon as I finished!  Overall, I definitely recommend this book, to EVERYONE! 

I really hope you enjoyed my review {there will be many, many more}, if you haven’t picked up this book yet, you definitely should! Until next time...

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