Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Dirtyhands, aka Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a practically impossible heist: break into the notorious Ice Court, which is a military stronghold that has never been breached.

Retrieve the hostage, who could unleash magical havoc on the world when he is in wrong hands.

Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it).

Kaz is desperate enough to take on this suicide mission, and he knows exactly who will get the job done – six of the deadliest outcast the city Ketterdam has to offer. Together, they might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

As a fan of Bardugo’s writing style, I of course had to get this duology. I loved the Grisha trilogy (well, I have yet to read the conclusion, but you get me). And I heard so many great things about this duology!

So, hyped me started the book. I really started to enjoy our diverse characters.
The book changes perspective with every chapter, which is kinda cool, because we read the story through the view of every character.

But the book was slow, so slow! And that was a major let down. Only the last few pages flew by, and those pages added a star for me. Otherwise the rating was less than 3 stars.

Overall I missed the action. The buildup wasn’t great, and I missed the action that the Grisha trilogy contained. The book got quite predictable at times, which made the evens that happened after not as exciting as they could’ve been.

There was also a major thing that actually started to annoy me. Which was the ‘love’ and everything surrounding it in this book. I hoped this book was one of the less romanc-y books, but nope. It played a huge role, and was something that kept coming back and back and back.

I will be reading the sequel in this book (= the conclusion in this duology), but I’m not sure if I’ll read it this year, mostly since Six of Crows just left me disappointed overall.

I ended up giving it 3 out of 5 stars, and I won’t recommend it if you are not a fan of romance books.


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