Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: September 2015
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Fantasy
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
You don’t understand. I skipped the gym, lunches, Game of Thrones. I skipped making tea, going to dinner with friends.
So when I tell you that Six of Crows is one of my favorite books this year, I am not joking.
Six of Crows takes you back into the world of Grisha. Magic, evil and darkness surround a band of six misfits as they join to pull off the ultimate heist. There’s danger, adventure, breaking into a prison and betrayal. There’s even a little romance.
I’m not going to go through all the characters, but I want to mention how much I love Love LOVE Kai. I love his clever mind, his thinking, his deviousness. He is the mastermind, a self made man whose shadowy tragic past he keeps so close to his chest, even his friends don’t know his real name. I love the physical and mental challenges Bardugo gave him, creating a strong, powerful underdog. He is one of my favorite YA characters. Strong, self sufficient and tortured.
I also want to talk about Matthias and Nina, two enemies that had to lean on each other a long time ago to survive. They’re thrown into this together and their tension escalates the book to a new level. Their hate/love relationship drives a lot of the unknown danger, especially at the end. Matthias is a wild card. He doesn’t want the money. He only wants his name cleared. The only thing he wants more than that is to kill Nina. Wow.
The story holds your heart. I read it slowly because every word is carefully chosen to cause the most amount of pain, anticipation, passion. This Grisha world is terrifying and captivating. I am not going to mention anything else about the plot because I don’t want to give it away. Do not read spoilers. Do not look it up. Just start reading.
Now… when can I get my grabby hands on the next book? I’m dying over here.
Rating 10 One of the Best