I first picked up Six of Crows in June 2015 and I’m very sad to report that I didn’t finish it. I read about 130 pages before quitting. I knew it wasn’t for an objective reason; I just wasn’t feeling it at the time and was bored.
I finally decided to give Six of Crows another chance and it was a great decision—this time I LOVED it!
Series: Six of Crows #1
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. on September 29, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: BookExpo America
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.
As I read, the book just kept getting better and better. It started out okay, then got really interesting, then got really good, then ended up AMAAAAZING!
I actually enjoyed Six of Crows much more than the original Shadow and Bone trilogy. I liked that trilogy, but the first book was my favourite and the second two didn’t quite live up to it. But Six of Crows is now my favourite!
Six of Crows reminded me a lot of Mistborn. They’re both about heists, gangs, interesting magic systems, and with some politics/government thrown in. So if you’ve read Six of Crows but haven’t read Mistborn yet, definitely give it a shot! You’ll probably love it. 😉
The worst thing about reading Six of Crows was finishing it and not having Crooked Kingdom on hand. I didn’t want to buy it until I was confident I was liking Six of Crows this second time around. I have ordered it now but The Book Depository takes a million years to deliver! GRR!
I am looking forward to Crooked Kingdom destroying me though. Everyone says it will.