Saturday, June 22, 2019


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: September 29th 2015
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 462
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

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.

        After reading Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone series, Six of Crows is a massive step-up. While reading Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm, I had problems with the inconsistent pace and lack of plot through the middle of the book. Bardugo's writing in this book is elevated, action-packed all while being perfectly paced. The balance between set-up/action was done impeccably; I felt that I immediately knew the characters so when the story picked up, the story encapsulated me.
        The amount of highlighted lines in this book has me struck, considering there were none in my Shadow and Bone series. The way Bardugo fabricates the thoughts and emotions of these characters, it is as though you are feeling them for yourself. And since these story is told through multiple perspectives, you are allowed to learn more about these characters and the depth of their relationships.
"Matthias knew monsters, and one glance at Kaz Brekker had told him this was a creature who had spent too long in the dark –– he'd brought something back with him when he'd crawled into the light."
         By far the best part about this book is its cast of characters. The crew that Kaz Brekker has assembled is unlike any other. Each one of them plays a vital role in this heist and each of them bares a dark past making them willing to risk it all. The members of this crew are ruthless, but when it comes to each other their admiration is palpable. The slow burning romance between Kaz and Inej is TEARING MY LIFE APART! They both know what they want, but are too afraid to express it. ugh slow burn is just so hard for me to read! I want the mushy gushy like yesterday, but the wait makes the reward so much sweeter.
        Six of Crows drew me in from the jump with its stunning prose and captivating storytelling. As soon as I put this book down, I was desperate to get my hands on its sequel Crooked Kingdom. With beautifully-broken characters and vivid writing style, Six of Crows gets 5 out of 5 stars from me!

Who is your favorite character from Six of Crows? Are there other heist books I should check out?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks Hons,
Lee Chand


  1. Loved this book!!! Great review Lee!

  2. I'm so glad to hear you loved this, Lee!! I just read it a month or two ago and I was a little skeptical because it seemed like EVERYONE in the book community loves this book but I shouldn't have been worried. I only slightly regret reading this before Shadow and Bone because it seems that everyone agrees that Six of Crows is much better. I really want to get the info from Shadow and Bone, though, so maybe I'll do a Six of Crows reread after reading those :) Also, Kaz and Inej's relationship is just AMAZING. It helps that they're also my two favorite characters of the whole gang :) Lovely review, Lee!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I did the audiobooks for shadow and bone and they were really quick. great way to breeze through them and still get the information. Glad you loved Six of Crows. The slow burn that is Kaz and Inej hurts but I love the pain and them!

  3. can't wait to see what you think of crooked kingdom! leigh bardugo made up for her grisha trilogy