Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I remember the buzz around this book awhile back. A long while back. Finally, I ended up with a copy of this book and decided to see what everyone was talking about!

Sadly, it still took me several chapters and many pages to get hooked. The world is quite different and the magic is pretty intense, but once I got that down and figured all the characters out, I was invested and flew through the rest of the book.

The story centers around six characters, and each one gets a moment to tell their POV (thus the bit of confusion at the beginning... lots of POV flipping!) but these characters are all so wonderful and interesting and engaging that I actually ended up loving hearing from each of them.

It's also important to have this POV shift because they are all in different places during the story and we want to know what's going with all of them, so it works well.

These six are part of a sort of gang lead by a dude named Kaz and they are hired to go and "rescue" a dude who has the power to create this substance that enhances the magic of the Grishna (those with magic in this world) but also destroys them. The bad guys have this dude and our guys are going to get him back. It's huge mastermind heist that they have pretty much no chance of doing.

All the six have very interesting back stories which we learn as we go along. They all have their agendas, their strengths and weaknesses, the hates and loves, and connections. Man, I fell in love with them all so fast! And then ah, that made it scary for what they had to go through! Nail biting!

Of course this book is just the first in a series (of just two!) and the ending left us hanging, which means I now have book 2 in hand ready to start!

In the end... I loved it and am sad I waited so long to join the ranks of those who love these books!


  1. I’m glad you loved it. I need to try this series. I’m not sure what I think about Shadow and Bone yet. It’s not calling to me very strongly.

  2. This sounds fun! I'll get to it eventually!

  3. I've yet to read a book by this author, even though I've heard lots of great things about her. Glad to know this one lives up to the hype (I remember A LOT of hype!).



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