Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Goodreads 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.
Hey everybody, today I am back with my review for Six of Crows which I did not like as much as I hoped I would.
I had a bit of an issue with this book because I thought it was a bit slower paced. Like an annoying slower pace. It took me so long to read the book, but I can definitely understand why people like it so much, and I’ll get to that in a second.
The one thing that really bothered me the most was oddly that they were all in one spot all of the time. I don’t know why because usually I like it when multiple characters are at the same spot for a longer period of time (i.e. ski trip in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & Frostbite), but with this book it really bothered me. Obviously the book got a lot better for me when they split up to do something.
Also, I really hated that there was no subplot. Usually in books, there’s a blurb that tells you what the book is about, but with book it’s more than that, or it’s not only that. This blurb is literally, they go on a heist and what is the only thing that they do? They go on a heist. It was literally like an Ocean’s 8 kind of thing where it’s only about the heist.
Now to the good parts, because there were still a lot. I really loved the characters. Honestly, while i was reading the book, and not enjoying it because of how long I was taking because I constantly felt super distanced from the story, I kept thinking “wow, I really want to look at fan art of them” which isn’t really that occurring of a thing to me for books that I don’t like. They were all so different and it didn’t bother me that there were so many perspectives, I really enjoyed that. Plus, I really got to applaud Leigh Bardugo, having so many characters and not having any of their chapters be Manon chapters? Wow. (Manon chapters are a reference to Manon’s random chapters in Heir of Fire/Queen of Shadows that were only inconvenient and wasted your time until you got back to the other chapters you were actually interested in)
All in all, I did still enjoy the book because I was able to see the quality behind it. I feel like it had too much hype surrounding it and that built up my expectations, and I hate going into a book with expectations. Obviously I’d recommend this book, but it seems like I’m the last person on earth to have read the book.😂 I hope you enjoyed my review, bye! 🤗 🤗