It’s been a while, but I’m back with a review for y’all! And it’s for one of my new all time favorite reads EVER.
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.
Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release date: 09/25/15
Series: Six of Crows #1
Rating: 5/5 Stars
So, I had been in a reading slump for a while and I finally made myself pick up Six of Crows. I picked up a copy when I was in Scotland when it released but I had never gotten around to reading it, which is surprising since I absolutely love Leigh Bardugo. And y’all. Ohmygosh I am so glad I finally read it. Why did I wait?!?! This book yanked me out of my slump and kicked my butt into high gear.
SoC is brilliant. Seriously. Bardugo does it again. She creates characters that are so incredibly complex. I swear, I had more questions while reading but they kept me on the edge of my seat and my page constantly turning.
Set in the Grishaverse, in Ketterdam, SoC follows Dregs leader and all around badass Kaz Brekker as he assembles the dream team for the heist of a lifetime. As he chooses his crew you’ll find yourself asking questions, but in true Kaz fashion you find out later, or not at all. In his crew is Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, Mathias, and Kaz himself. The tension, both actual and sexual in the book is absurd and I completely love it.
I don’t want to go into much detail because I don’t want to give anything away- it’s just that good. But I mean it when I say read this book. It is definitely one of my top 10 favorite books ever.
If you’re not sold on it yet, here are Six of my favorite quotes from it:
“I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.”
“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
“She had her aim now, her heart had direction, and though it hurt to know the path led away from him, she could endure it.”
“None of us moves on without a backward look. We move on always carrying with us those we have lost.”
“Though he’d trusted her with his life countless times, it felt much more frightening to trust her with his shame”
“No mourners. No funerals.”
If you have read it, what were your favorite moments? Lines? Just anything?! And if you gasp didn’t like it, why?