Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is a book about heists, and contains six amazing main characters that you can’t help but love. There are so many beautiful descriptions in the story and moments of humour that made it so entertaining. I would say that Six of Crows is one of the best books of the year for sure!

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoTitle: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
Series: Six of Crows #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Also by this author: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (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 is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.


Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows is a heist book, which I absolutely adored. I always seem to love heist stories for some reason. Reading about the characters’ carefully devised plans was so entertaining for me and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time wondering if they were going to get caught. What I enjoyed the most about this book is the fact that it is so original. Sure, there are other heist books out there, but in this one, the characters attempt to sneak into a prison. There is so much in this book that makes it absolutely incredible, but it’s hard to describe it all without spoiling.

❀ Six Main Characters

The characters in Six of Crows are also among my favourite aspects of the story. There are six main characters that are all pretty different, but together, they make this incredible squad. I don’t know how, but even though there are six important characters, they each have such complex backstories and personalities. Each of the characters gets a perspective in the story, so there is no chance that the reader will be bored with the same narrator all the time. There are so many options that I’m sure that there is a character for everyone!

❀ Amazing Writing

Leigh Bardugo is honestly a writing master. She has this way of weaving backstory throughout the novel and creating these mind-blowing plot twists. Six of Crows also has such vivid descriptions of Ketterdam and the characters that they truly come to life. What I really enjoy about Leigh Bardugo’s writing style is the fact that she is able to bring so much humour into her books while they remain pretty dark. It’s been a while since a book made me laugh out loud, and this made the story so much more fun to read.

❀ Amazing Heist Story

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is an amazing action-packed heist story with a loveable cast of characters. This fantasy book is so well-written and filled with backstory. If you are like me and have been pushing this book back on your TBR, definitely move it to the top!

About Leigh Bardugo

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Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Aug 2017) and The Language of Thorns (Sept 2017).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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13 thoughts on “Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Kat says:

    I tried reading this the other day, but stopped at Chapter 3, but I think that was purely because I wasn’t particularly in the mood for YA. I’ve heard so many good things that I’ll be trying it again soon.

  2. Erin says:

    I am so glad to hear that you loved this one so much! I really enjoyed it as well and I can’t wait for Crooked Kingdom!

  3. Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews says:

    Heist books are the best! (You should check out Overdrive by Dawn Ius!)
    I never thought I’d actually read SoC, but I won a giveaway so I was like, “This is fate.” And while it was slow at times, I ended up loving it a lot! Yes to the squad! They were so great together and I can’t wait to see what happens in the sequel! I’ll probably have to wait to read it, though so I hope I don’t get spoiled. I’m glad you loved this one 🙂
    Genesis | Latte Nights Reviews

  4. Anne C says:

    I’m still waiting for the series to finish before I read this but I’m already in the process of collecting book 1 and 2. I’m glad you liked this book. I’m excited to read and know all of the 6 characters!

  5. Tiffany says:

    So glad you love it too! Six of Crows is one of my favorite books this year. I give it 5 stars right away! The plot is so interesting, and all the characters are all awesome. I’m really looking forward to read Crooked Kingdom!

  6. Jaime Lynn says:

    I still haven’t read it either, so don’t feel too bad! I am definitely curious about it. I haven’t read a ton of heist stories, so this could be a unique experience for me.. When I finally get to it!

  7. ReadiculousGirl says:

    I am so happy that you liked “Six of Crows”! It was one of my favorite books of 2015, and I can’t wait to carve out a day for just reading so that I can get to “Crooked Kingdoms.” Great review!

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