Six of Crows
Summary: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...
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.
Leigh Bardugo has done it again. Admittedly, I may not have been completely swept off my feet with her Shadow and Bone trilogy, but Six of Crows sealed the deal for me. The story brims with action, excitement, and urgency, keeping you glued to the pages until the very end.
When Kaz Brekker, Ketterdam’s most famous criminal prodigy, is approached about a heist that could make him a multi-billionaire, he doesn’t hesitate before accepting the challenge. But the heist is more dangerous than anything he’s done before – and if he wants to succeed, he has to choose the strongest crew possible.
The story is told through six perspectives – Kaz and his five accomplice’s. Normally, having so many different perspectives would cause me to be a bit nervous (too many different perspectives sometimes cause characters to be a bit underdeveloped), but somehow Leigh Bardugo made it work wonderfully. Every character in Kaz’s crew has their own unique personalities and backstories and are complex and multi-layered.
Yet, the complexity of the characters also happens to be one of the story’s main hindrances as well. Because of how many of them there are, sometimes it’s difficult to keep each of the six narrators’ backstories and personalities aligned without confusing them for someone else.
The romance and the world-building were both absolutely flawless, as was the writing. With such an amazing start to the series, I am looking forward to seeing what Bardugo has planned next.