Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo

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Being more a contemporary and dystopian novel lover, I haven't read much fantasy.However, after watching a lot of youtube videos of book hauls, reviews and recommendations, there were a few fantasy books that kept coming up again and again that I really liked the sound of. Finally I decided to pick a few up, one of which was Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and I am so glad I did!

Kaz, the true leader of the gang, the Dregs -just one of the gangs which run part of the Barrel, is asked to pull off an impossible heist. He pulls together five criminal outcasts known for their deadly skills. Together they make the Six of Crows and have to overcome the unimaginable which will either pull them closer together or leave them fighting for themselves.

Whilst it cannot be denied that the plot is amazing, the characters are what really made me fall completely in love with this book. Told from multiple perspectives, the first hand account you get from each character meant I felt as though I really connected to what each character feels throughout the events throughout the novel. Not only this but with flash backs flittered throughout the book, I also got to know how each character found their way to where they are now: criminals risking their life for money. For me, I loved this as I always feel that when I connect to certain characters in books, as I find them so much more relatable.

But, not only did I find them all relatbale, they have to be some of the coolest characters I have ever read about, with each one being so bad ass (great vocabulary I know...) and I don't even think any of them are over 18 years old. Kaz is not only the best lock picker but also the best schemer and criminal master mind, coming up with some of the most insane plans which seem completely impossible. Inej, who has to be my favorite character, is an amazing acrobat who can walk unheard by anyone and is very skilled with a knife. She goes through a lot throughout this book but is still such a strong person who is completely loyal to Kaz and the rest of the gang which I love.

There are subtle hints of a romance brewing between a few of the characters, not too much but enough to keep you secretly wishing for it to go further. My favorite being between Jesper and Waylen. Jesper just made me laugh throughout the book with his comments and attempts to defuse the tension between some of the group. Waylen is very new to the Dregs and doesn't really understand the danger he is in or how the gang works so is teased a lot by Jesper. I don't really know if it is anything more than just teasing, I really hope it is. I suppose I will have to wait until the next book to find out!

Leigh Bardugo has created one of the most unique worlds I have ever read about, with amazing descriptions that make it hard to remember it is all fiction. It's not only the descriptions of the actual cities, but also the history of the world and the people living within in it. There is so much detail and thought put into the history behind the land of the different people you really can imagine that being a real world, how it looks, works together and got to the point it is in now. I know that this is the second series by Leigh Bardugo and I believe that the first series is set in the same world (correct me if I am wrong) but it is about different people. I think a lot of the history of the Girsha is linked to this series so I may have to back track and read the first series to find out more. 

As you may be able to tell, I really did love this book and am desperate to start Crooked Kingdom (which I might just do now...). As I haven't read much fantasy but have really enjoyed this one, the complete change of reading about a whole new world is so great, I would really like some more recommendations on some fantasy books. So, if you have any, so please to comment below if any spring to mind!

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  1. This sounds like my sort of book, I think I'll have to add it too my to-read-list. Great review xx

    Sophie's Spot

    1. Thank you :) Let me know what you thought of it once you get a chance to read it!

  2. Nice post! I have heard so much about this book already and my friends keep nagging me to read it but you have convinced me. It is now on my TBR list.

    1. Ah I am normally that nagging friend that no one listens to but I am so glad that I was able to convince someone! Hope you like it now....!


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