Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
I didn’t expect that Leigh Bardugo’s latest book would top the epic Shadow and Bone Trilogy, but boy was I wrong.
Six of Crows is set in the Grisha World, probably years after the events of the Shadow and Bone books. The story begins in Ketterdam, one of the countries beyond Ravka, where gangs rule, and grisha are considered servants or slaves.
Kaz Brekker is an unforgettable gangster. Hardened and ruthless, he is a mastermind manipulator, collector of secrets, and a genius trickster. I really enjoyed all the elaborate scheming and conniving that took place.
Kaz wanted revenge on the man who took everything away from him. But in order to do that, he needed take on the craziest, most dangerous heist he’s ever encountered, breaking a high security prisoner out from the Ice Court. Failure meant death. But success meant everything.
Accompanying Kaz on this crazy adventure, was Inej, also known as the Wraith, the best at sneaking and ferreting out the secrets of the rich. Nina, a grisha heartrender, who escaped from fjerdans only to spend her life trying to save one. Matthias, a conflicted fjerdan betrayed by a grisha, imprisoned and hungry for vengeance. Jesper, a gambling addict, sharpshooter with some secrets of his own. And Wylan, son of a merchant turned gangster member, and also there as leverage.
This story was full of twists and turns and the characters were always one step ahead in solving the puzzles. Each person in crew had a reason for taking on the crazy scheme. Up until the very end, i just wanted more of Kaz and his crew. There were also some lines in the dialogues that were just pure perfection. But I’m not quoting them here so that you get to feel the full punch when you read.
Highly recommended for fans of the Grisha Trilogy.
Rating: 5 Stars