Thursday, 24 September 2015

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 528
Publisher: Indigo
Released: 29th of September 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.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.

What I Have to Say 

I had no idea how much this book was missing from my life. The world needed a heist book set in the Grisha universe so much. In fact, off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single fantasy heist book, though I'm sure they exist (and if anyone knows of one, leave a comment because I want to read them). This book had me enthralled from the beginning, though I took a while reading it because I really wanted to savour it. Despite being over five hundred pages, it ended far too quickly. I want more. 

I don't think there was a single main character that I didn't like. Obviously there were some I liked more than others (Inej, Nina, Kas, to name just a few), but there weren't any characters that I just didn't like. And those who I wasn't completely enamoured with by the first paragraph, I grew to love pretty quickly. 

I say this for a lot of series, but I cannot wait for the next book. The ending was the kind that had me very frustrated that I couldn't read on. Though even if it hadn't ended on such a cliffhanger, I feel I would have said the same. I want more of these characters in my life. I would reread this book a thousand times if I had time. I just want more. 

This is without a doubt one of the best books that I've read this year. Probably one of the best that I'm going to read this year. I want everyone in the world to read this book because I love it so much. 

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