Title: Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Published: September 29th 2015
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
After I finished this book, all I could think was “why hadn’t I read this earlier?” I mean, I know that I was waiting for Crooked Kingdom to come out so that I could just binge read both books instead of having to wait for the second one to come out, but seriously, how did I manage to wait?
I know I’m going to sound like literally every other person who has read this, but seriously, I’m in love with Kaz. I don’t care who knows it, I don’t care if that’s what everyone else says, I’m literally in love with this bad ass. Every time his plan somehow worked out, even when it was just the minor parts of it, I was so mind blown because almost every time, I had no idea where he was going with this plans.
I mean, actually me during every explanation of how he made his plans work out:
How he managed to pull off pretty much anything was beyond me, and I loved reading about it and being way beyond confused.
Listen, I know that everyone and their mom has already read this book and has spent the last year freaking out about this book, but I just joined the ranks and I’m still so excited and freaking out about the amount of diversity in this book!
I was so happy that we got to see several different races, sexualities, but also, can we talk about the fact that Nina was a plus sized girl and still described as sexy? Maybe it’s just the books I’ve been reading, but I’ve never read a book with a girl character described as bigger and sexy. I was so happy to read that, because I’m not some tiny petite girl myself, and it was nice to see that in a book.
I think this book is pretty much proof that you can have diversity, in all sorts of ways, in fantasy novels. And not only was this diversity, but it was diversity done right, and as far as I can see, damn near perfectly.
I know that you’ve probably already read this, and probably already got through Crooked Kingdom too, but if you haven’t, what are you doing? Seriously, go pick this up and fall in love with it like pretty much everyone else has, including myself.
Now I’m just debating if I should pick up the Grisha trilogy as well.. I’m a little nervous to because I don’t want my expectations to be so high after reading this duology, and then be let down, ya know?
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!