Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Friday, December 25, 2015

Six of Crows #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: September 29th, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Purchase
Pages: 465

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

Usually I can read a book in like a day, maybe two if time flies by. This book I think took me like 4 or 5 days to read! Not a bad thing! There's just so much going on in this book, it feels like you need to take a break to let it all sink in every now and then!

Kaz Brekker is basically a criminal mastermind. He was SO good at being bad that it almost felt unrealistic to me, but it was very entertaining! He is ambushed in a dark alley and given information on a near impossible heist that would make him, and anyone who would be dumb enough to help him, disgustingly rich. He goes out and recruits the rest of his six member crew and they prepare to set off to retrieve something valuable from the Ice Court in Fjerda.

This story is told in six points of view, which would usually be a problem for me. As a general rule, I hate multiple points of view. But this one was perfect for it, what with everyone off doing their own parts of this impossible heist, so you get to see what's going on all around. I loved seeing the different points of view in this one! I loved the flashbacks in Kaz, Nina, and Matthias's points of view! I loved learning about all of them!

I liked all of the characters in this book! But I think that my favorite characters were Nina and Matthias by far! The characters are all so different and have different strengths that are all so perfect for this heist. I loved it. Since there's so many characters, I don't want to go in depth about all of them, but they're all fantastic!

There is a bit of romance in this book! Everyone in the crew pretty much pairs off in this book. Nina and Matthias are my favorite pair! I loved their relationship and I found their history to be really interesting! I loved Nina so much.

I loved getting to revisit the Grisha world and seeing all the references to characters from the other series was so fun. I liked that we got to see more of Fjerda and Ketterdam in this one! There were things happening in this book from page one so it was never boring or really slow. The ending is kind of a cliffhanger, but not a horribly mean one. But it does leave you needing the next one!

I really can't think of anything about this book that I really didn't like. I can see why this book was so hyped up, it was excellent and I am can't wait for Crooked Kingdom!

Overall, I would highly recommend this book! If you loved the Grisha trilogy and haven't read this one yet, what are you waiting for?!


  1. So glad you enjoyed it! I really liked the multiple perspectives too, I this it really helped construct the story and fill in any gaps :)

    1. There aren't very many books that I like multiple POV in, but this was definitely one I loved! A few that I've read lately like that I have liked though! I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book!

  2. Yaaasss, girl! I am so happy to see that you loved this one! This is definitely my favorite Bardugo book. The need for Crooked Kingdom is real!

    Fabulous review, Cyra. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I'm so glad that I finally read this one! I don't know if I can choose a favorite book of Bardugo's yet! I really liked them all so far! She's a really talented writer!

  3. I really enjoyed this book too! More than I expected to be honest since I have no interest in the original Grisha books. I don't know what it says about me but my favorite characters are definitely Inej and Kaz. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about this book but it's definitely one that's been growing on me the more I think about it.

    1. I feel like everyone really likes Inej and Kaz! I have hardly seen any mention of people preferring Nina and Matthias in all the reviews I've read so far! This book has grown on me more since I read it too! I am super jazzed for the next book to come out!


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