Six of Crows (Book 1 Review)

Leigh Bardugo

I had purchased this book I believe like two years ago and I just never got around to it! Then all of a sudden it’s being recommended everywhere and is so hyped up. So I just had to try it out after so long. Well, let me begin by saying it’s a great book; however, maybe hyped up just a little too much. I didn’t see the complete (never done before) hype. But it was hell of an entertaining read and I finished it so quick.

Six members of one of the most feared criminal gangs in the city are given the chance to perform the most impossible heist and finally earn a possibility to do what they want to do.

“A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.”

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This storyline itself is such an attention grabber the plot and characters proved no differently. We have six teenage criminals who are trying to survive in an unforgiving city while still trying to grow up and discover themselves. What I loved about this book is that we get a glimpse into the point of view of all six of our characters. It was so fresh and it never got monotonous. There were enough twist and turns and such DIVERSE characters that it left you craving for me. Now let’s discuss two of our criminals and bandits.

Kaz Brekker

Kaz is like our little ringleader of the criminal ring. He’s cold as stone, smart as hell, and vicious. His relentless and unmerciful dealings and behaviors gave him the nickname “dirtyhands.” He wears a pristine suit and top hat with thick leather gloves. Our tortured Kaz hates being touched and has a past, but that seems to be the common theme among our new friends. He doesn’t talk much about what he’s planning but don’t worry he has the Plan a plan B, C, D, E, F, G, H. Watching him opening up to Inej and how he conquers his personal fears while discovering that “yes” you CAN actually feel things was so amazing. AND THERE’S STILL A WHOLE OTHER BOOK.

“Please, my darling Inej, treasure of my heart, won’t you do me the honor of acquiring me a new hat?

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“What do you want then?”
The old answers came easily to mind. Money. Vengeance. Jordie’s voice in my head silenced forever. But a different reply roared to life inside him, loud, insistent, and unwelcome. You, Inej. You.

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Inej Ghafa

Kaz’s second and his called “the Wraith” is such a strong female character. She still has her morals and prays to her gods; however, won’t hesitate to kill if given the order. Her character is so complex that I started looking forward to her POV because we just got such diverse thoughts, descriptions, and her past is just TRAGIC. Taken from her family and trafficked to a “basically” prostitution hell. Noticing that she does not make a sound when she moves, Kaz buys out her debt and basically claims her for himself. Her and Kaz’s relationship leaves so much for us to unravel and I CANNOT WAIT.

“I need someone who can be invisible, who can become a ghost. Do you think you can do that?”

I’m already a ghost, she thought. I died in the hold of a slaver ship.
“i think so.”

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The other 4 character’s each have their own stories and tragedies and relationship developments and just personality development that you LOVE ALL OF THEM. But I don’t want this post to be 2,000 words long.

All in all pick up this book and jump into a “criminal” adventure with such witty banter and developments and one juicy cliffhanger at the end. Crooked Kingdom is the next book and I cannot wait to dig in.

No mourners, No funerals

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