Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on September 29th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
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.
Sometimes six is a lucky number.
After reading Ruin and Rising and feeling disappointed with it, I was hesitant and mentally decided to wait on reading Six of Crows. It’s something I really regret now because Six of Crows impressed me. It’s written so much better and the characters were pretty darn great. I feel like this book is on a whole new level than compared to The Grisha trilogy. Romance is there in a very small serving and it doesn’t overshadow the plot nor control the minds or actions of the characters. I just find that subtle romances or romantic possibilities are more swoon worthy, so to say, and there were a few “aww” moments. I’m hoping the next book delivers the same perfect package, if not even better.
There is a whole range of interesting characters. My personal favorite were Kaz and Inej. However, there wasn’t anything about any character I didn’t like. Kaz and the gang felt older than what they were supposed to be. I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but my mind kept imagining Kaz to be in his twenties. Although, with their backgrounds and particular skills they would be very mature and probably more experienced than an average citizen. I’m hoping for the best with Nina and Matthias. Well, really for everyone. Things are going to get messy. Let’s wish for no funerals because I will mourn.