Thursday, 22 October 2015

Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in the series of the same name.

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.

The Breakdown:
1. Bardugo returns to the universe that The Grisha trilogy was set in, but it is very different from the Grisha books.  This one takes place in a whole new setting, and she shows more of the world outside of Ravka, and takes place after the event of the Grisha books.  It has the feel of Ocean's 11 with a bit of magic thrown in, so of course I loved it.

2. Bardugo did a fantastic job of writing the book from different perspectives.  She gave each character a unique voice and incorporating their back story into the story line.  I loved how the characters interacted with each other, how different the places they come from are, and how they learned to depend on and trust each other.

3. As amazing as the characters are, and they are pretty awesome, it is the story that really made it hard for me to put this book down.  There are many twist and turns in the story.  The plan for the heist seems to be constantly unfolding and changing making me wonder how they will pull it all off, or will they end up in prison or dead.  Then there is the ending, and holy cliffhanger batman.  It has me dying to know what Kaz's next plan will be and how he will have them pull it off.

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