Book: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
If you need to read a story full of amazing and badass characters, read Six of Crows.
If you need to read a dark story full of fantasy and criminals, read Six of Crows.
Holy molly, I loved this book. I’m so glad Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction made me buy this book.
“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
We have different point of views in Six of Crows, but you never get lost. The story is so easy to read and follow that you won’t stop to say “wait, which point of view is this”.Sometimes in a chapter you’ have some flashbacks of certain characters, but even then, you don’t get lost. This is the second book I’ve read by Leigh Bardugo, and I can say that her writing is so much better now. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Shadow and Bone but it was a little bit difficult to read and follow, but Six of Crows was phenomenal. The writing was magical and fantastic… oh my God, I fell in love.
Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Jesper and Wylan are wonderful characters. You’ll love them all, seriously. You’ll have your favorites, but still, you’re going to love them all. I liked having so different and diverse characters like those six. Their pasts are so dark and sad, and you totally understand why they do what they do. Nina is one of my favorites. She has something that made me love her instantly. I’m pretty sure it was her personality and braveness, but man… I love her so much. Having diverse characters makes my heart fill with joy. They are so different from each other, but the complement each other in every sense. I need them to be my friends.
“We are all someone’s monster.”
We don’t have romance in this book, but we do have like a spark that makes you feel a little bit of romantic tension going on. But that wasn’t the main part of the story, like in some other fantasy books.
The plot of this book was SO GOOD. I liked how everything was well-developed. This story is full of plot twists since the beginning which is an amazing thing. I love reading about stuff that I didn’t saw coming before. We have high fantasy, magic, betrayal, friendship, drugs, different cultures, different languages, and so much more. How can someone not love this book? Seriously? It’s such an addictive read. I can’t mentioned one thing I didn’t like about this story. The “bad” characters? I liked them, too. I absolutely loved the last chapter that was from Pekka Rollins point of view. It was absolutely amazing reading what happened between Kaz and him when Kaz found him.
“We’ll be Kings and Queens, Inej. Kings and Queens.”
I think every single thing in this book was phenomenal, and I just can’t find the right words to describe how much I enjoyed reading this book. I don’t even know why I waited until now to read such a wonderful masterpiece. I really wish to have Crooked Kingdom in my hands right now. Even though I loved Shadow and Bone, this book was so much better.
“No mourners. No funerals.”