Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows is an offshoot of the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. The story begins in the Kerch city of Ketterdam where international trade brings customers to brothels, bars and gambling parlors run by a multitude of street gangs. One such street gang is managed by a 17 Year Old boy named Kaz Brekker who has created a name for himself as a ruthless and cunning hand for hire. Kaz receives an offer on a job he can’t refuse but he’ll need the perfect team to pull it off.

Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper, and Wylan take off on a quest that takes them out of Kerch and across the True Sea to Fjerda, a frozen place where being discovered is one of many potential dangers. Getting into and out of the Fjordan Ice Court is impossible, but the team must do it to recover the creator of a Grisha heightening substance in order to collect the bounty.

The storyline of this novel twisted and turned harshly through the entire book. I could not put it down because I was constantly wondering what would happen next! The creation of the world and characters would be enough for many writers, but Bardugo took it a step further by creating a deep sense of difference among each nationality, similar to the differences you might see in European countries. Each country has its own way of seeing people from the other countries. This extra bit of depth also adds dimension to the diverse group of characters. Overall, I rate Six of Crows 4 out of 5 bookworms.

Don’t just take my word for it. Order Six of Crows by clicking here and enjoy it for yourself!

For more information about Leigh Bardugo and her work, visit her website.

I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series, which is scheduled for publication on 27 September 2016. You can preorder Crooked Kingdom and read it with me by clicking here.

Which of the six on Kaz’s team is your favorite character? (Mine was Nina because her heartrending is awesome!) Let me know in the comments!


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