Series: Six of Crows
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Macmillan on September 29, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult
Source: Amazon Audibles
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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.
REVIEW: There is nothing I could say that hasn’t been said about this book already. It is probably one of those stories you see people talk about all over social media, blogs and even bookstores but it doesn’t matter how much you hear about it, it isn’t as satisfying as reading it. So, I took the jump and listened to Six of Crows by Leigh
Six of Crows takes place in the same world as her Grisha series and what an amazing world it is. Since I wasn’t familiar with her previous stories I was a bit concern that I would be a bit lost since I didn’t know if the stories would be connected, but I was happily surprised to see that while the stories takes place in the same world, the characters and plot are different. There is a lot that has been said about this story, and trust every word you have read/heard. There isn’t anything else I could say that can do it justice.
Just read this review with the certainty that the plot is spellbinding and exhilarating, the characters are intelligent, savvy, a force to be reckon with and the world she created is worth every single minute, hour and sleepless night. These characters and each of their story will drag you into their world and there is very little the reader can do but to allow them to transport you into their lives. Six of Crows is perhaps one of the most compelling fantasy/paranormal/mystery & thriller young adult stories I have read in a while, and while I am usually cautious about YA I can proudly say this one won my heart.
Six of Crows is a fantastic story, one that will prove once again YA isn’t all about whining and stubborn teenagers trying to find themselves in the world. Six of Crows is powerful, the characters are amazingly balanced and each of their stories brings Six of Crows to a whole new level of story telling. Six of Crows has a fantastic narrative, each narrator gives depth to these characters and their story. Their performance is fantastic because they bring not just a different perspective to the story, but also give these characters a voice that compels us to want to know more. My suggestion is to not just believe everything I am telling you in this review, but to go ahead and read it/listen to it. It is a fantastic story that explores a world of magic and its dangers, a story that search into these characters deepest secrets and exploit their fears and emotions. It is a story that search for the true meaning of friendship, love and companionship but also explores the human nature of needing acceptance, understanding and tolerance.
Six of Crows is a great story that the young and adults should read. It will leaving you desperately wanting more, it will leaving you searching for what’s missing in your heart and wanting to belong to this group of very different people who find in each other what the world has taken away from them.