Six of Crows is the first book of a new duology by Leigh Bardugo, the famed author of The Grisha Trilogy. Six of Crows, from the Young Adult Fantasy, is set in the same Grisha universe, where a new threat has arisen.
Criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker, has been offered money, more than he could ever dream, which was far more important than the fate of the world. To get the money, he would have to pull off an impossible heist (break into a military stronghold that had never been breached, bringing back a hostage to survive long enough to get his prize). He recruits a special crew, one made up of Ketterdam’s deadliest outcasts, each one unique and dangerous in their own way. Kaz knows this is an outright suicide mission, but his team of six may just win against the odds.
“A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
The characters are extremely unique. They might be teenagers, but their skills are unmatchable. There is an exceptionally well-designed chemistry between each of the characters that not many books have built to this rate. This is one of the few books that has a manipulative, cunning and ruthless male lead with tricks up his sleeve, a feature that keeps the reader’s interest on a hook. His team is also equally as impressive, each with their own secrets.
“No mourners. No funerals” ― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
The story moves towards the heist. Along the way, you can see the characters dark pasts through the flashbacks. Other than those heart-crunching scenes, there will also be humorous dialogue. The plot is full of unpredictable twists and reveals that will leave you dumbfounded as you realize how all the jigsaw pieces fit perfectly. The heist itself is amazing as the amount of ‘this was not supposed to happen’ incidences are almost endless.
I assure you, this page-turner full of twists, suspense, mind-blowing characters and a major cliff-hanger will be your next favorite book.
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