Title : Six of Crows
Author : Leigh Bardugo
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release date : September 29th, 2015
Rating : 6/5
☯ Synopsis (from Goodreads) :
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.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
⚜ Review :
IT.WAS.SO.GOOD!!!! It easily crept its way in my favorite lists!
The writer does a great job at building the characters and being constant in their behavior. Everything is thought of : appearance, reputation, personality (each with its own shades of gray), sexual orientation, dilemmas,… 6 characters, 6 point of views. We learn to love and understand everyone as if they were our own friends, despite the fact that they’re *ahem* all criminals. Seriously, there wasn’t ONE character I didn’t like. They are complex, they do despicable things and they redeem themselves, betray but work their way into forgiveness.
The story is great as well, with its good balance between descriptions and action. The storytelling is maybe less obscure than what the summary suggests, but I wouldn’t have asked for more.
About the heist, everything is thought of. No detail is left untouched.
Of course, as is often the case in YA books, there is romance. But in this book, the romance stays in the background. It comes in quick thoughts, welcome among the danger they are in. Really, it doesn’t take a lot of place, but it was still highly enjoyable!
Action and suspense, trickery and cunning. All are present!
All in all, it was WONDERFUL, I loved all the characters!
** Note : Let me just fangirl a bit more. I LOVED IT SO MUUUCHHH!! I didn’t read the Grisha trilogy, so it was a bit confusing for me at the beginning, but then when I began to understood, UGHH, MY HEART ❤