Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Goodreads Ratings: 4.46 / 5
My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Although the writing is amazing, the characters in this story are really what make it the fascinating and brilliant story it is.
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.
When I started this book I was intrigued by the idea of an impossible heist. The plot of this book is brilliant, nail-biting and extremely clever. With one of the main protagonist being the devilishly clever Kaz Brekker, it was difficult not to fall completely under the spell of Sx of Crows.
I connected strongly to most of the characters in this book. Inej has a rough backstory but that just makes her strength and perseverance more inspiring. Nina is funny and sassy and I just loved her character’s sense of loyalty. Jesper has an epic way with his guns and his witty sarcasm made his character a fun one to read. Matthias was a turbulent character and there was a lot of layers that slowly unfolded as the story progressed. Wylan was a surprise inclusion to the crew for me. No spoilers so I can’t say much more but he grew on me.
I read Six of Crows before I read Shadow and Bone (the first book in the Grisha verse series) and this didn’t pose much of a problem. There were a few references to things that happen in the Grisha verse but this duology can be read without reading the Grisha verse trilogy first.
Between Leigh Bardugo’s brilliant writing and her amazing characters, this book quickly became a favourite.
Happy Reading !