Hey guys! Have you ever had that moment where you finish a book and you’re just like welp… I guess I have to go to pinterest and spend hours looking at fan art now. Yup, this was one of those books. I feel like I was really behind on getting started with this trilogy. I’ve been seeing stuff about it on bookstagram for months now and I just hadn’t gotten around to reading it. I had a TBR about a mile long (I’m sure you guys can relate), but this week I finally took the plunge and went for it. And guys, I’m so glad I did.
This book is one of those fast-paced fantasies that just sweeps you off your feet, throws you into the plot, and leaves you wanting more. It’s like a drug, and I need my next fix. Which is why as soon as I finish writing this post I’m going to start on the second one.
This book follows six main characters: Kaz Brekker, the dangerous leader of a gang; Inej, a nimble ex-acrobat turned spy; Jesper, a skilled sharpshooter with a penchant for gambling; Wylan, a runaway; Nina, a heartrender, and Matthias, a convict. Together, this six hope to pull off the most dangerous heist in history.
Six of Crows is very character driven. This isn’t to say the plot isn’t good, the plot is very good, but what really gives the story its heart is the characters. Despite their rather questionable morals, these characters hook us in immediately and drive us through the story. I love every one of them- Jesper’s sunshiney personality, the interplay between Wylan and Jesper, Inej’s badassery, Matthias’s heart, Nina’s nerve, and Kaz’s missing morals. The group dynamic is hilarious and touching, and we can’t help but hope they succeed.
Leigh Bardugo’s writing style is also impeccable. You can tell truly skilled writing when you’re able to lose yourself in a book and forget that you’re reading at all. There are so many one-liners in this book that you just read over and over again because they’re so good. Bardugo is also very skilled with imagery and dialogue (her dialogue gives me crazy writer-envy).
Overall, I loved this book and I can’t wait for the next one. It’s funny, touching, and exciting, and it really pulled me out of my reading slump.
Final rating- 5/5
Thank you all for reading my review, and until next time, happy reading 🙂