Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

byLeigh Bardugo

Hardcover | September 29, 2015

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The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.

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.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity-and the adventure-of a lifetime.

"Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end." -New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black

"Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what's going to happen next." -Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

"There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time." -The New York Times Book Review

Praise for the Grishaverse

"A master of fantasy." -The Huffington Post

"Utterly, extremely bewitching." -The Guardian

"The best magic universe since Harry Potter." -Bustle

"This is what fantasy is for." -The New York Times Book Review

"[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." -NPR

"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." -Entertainment Weekly

"Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." -USA Today

"There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." -Vanity Fair

"Unlike anything I've ever read." -Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent

"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" -Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

"This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." -RT Book Reviews

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns-with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Som...
Title:Six of CrowsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.44 × 6.3 × 1.57 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1627792120

ISBN - 13:9781627792127


Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite Series! This series is my new favourite! The characters are so diverse and have deep backgrounds. The setting is dark and gritty. Loved everything about this!
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! I absolutely loved reading this book. I fell in love with the characters and the Grishaverse! It was a little slow at parts but I never grew bored and I loved seeing the characters interact with each other.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantasy-Heist Novel Hybrid Throughly enjoyed this fantastical heist novel, what a fabulous author. It has a medieval/oceans eleven vibe which I loved. The pacing was perfect, as was the revelation of pasts for this prickly bunch. What I liked most was that with heists, it's necessary to only tell your plan to certain team members at certain times, so it meant that the characters came along for the rid with us. If you're not a fan of multiple POVs this book may annoy you a little, as you see inside the heads of all 6 team members. Other than that it's a wonderful fantasy and introduction to the storytelling of this very talented author.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHY DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER Ok so I was not present when all the hype was started so I went into this blind. I also did not read the Grisha Verse Trilogy. So first, if you are wondering whether or not you have to read grishaverse, I would say no you don't have to. I don't know why people think it's slow pace at times I thought it was wonderfully paced. I loved all, ALL, the back stories of each characters, and I loved that the author took the time to do that. It adds so much more depth to these characters and you can't help but love all of them.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So darkly funny At first, the book seemed a bit boring, as it starts off in a POV belonging to a character that didn't even matter to the plot, but as I read further, I could not put it down, as Kaz's dark humour and his cunning tricks always keep you at the edge of your seat thinking, "What stunt is Kaz going to pull next?" The map really helps you understand where everything is, as it's slightly confusing as to where everything is. Suspense keeps you hanging onto every word. Greatly recommended.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES This book is everything I ever wanted in a thieves/break-out book #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book Read this book because of the hype. It took me forever to finish because it's definitely slow in places, but also definitely worth it
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite books of all time I'll start by saying: Yes, this book definitely has a lot of hype to it. And yes, it probably doesn't QUITE meet the mark that you're expecting. All I can say is: go into it with an open mind. While the story comes from 6 different "POV"s and is maybe a bit slow in the first half, you will find yourself not only addicted to the book by the end, but will also do anything for these six widely different people by the end of it. You might not like all six of the Crows, but you will be able to relate to all of them on at least some level. That's where the real magic of this book lies. If you started out with The Grisha Trilogy and are a bit skeptical about this duology as a result, fear not: Bardugo makes fun of that original trilogy in and of itself within this series that you'll know you're not alone. Six of Crows continues to build on the world you already know, and it only really gets better from there.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read My friend reccomended this to me months ago and I wasn't sure about it because I'm not the biggest fan on fantasy books, but despite my doubts, I bought it. It took me a hot minute to get started with it, but as soon as I did, I couldn't put it down. I found myself thinking about the characters and trying to predict what was going to happen whenever I wasn't reading, and when I was reading, I was in my own world. All of the characters are so beautifully written with so much depth and the world is so fascinating.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I had high expectations for this book and it did not live up to them. The first half of the book was boring and I was losing track of who was who. The last half got more interesting once the heist was underway but could save the first half. I loved the shadow and bone trilogy but this was not for me. A mild recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I really enjoyed the pace of the book and how diverse the characters were not only physically but in motivation and personality.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful! This is the second book by Leigh Bardugo that I have read. Now, Six of Crows definitely has had insurmountable amount of hype since its initial release date and not only was the book beautiful with and without a dust jacket, it was also very well written. This duology is told in multiple POV's and yes, it can be a tricky thing to navigate as you're torn away from your favourite character's part(s),but it adds greatly to the air of mystery that goes throughout the book. Personally, I loved the way the story was told. It was dark, gritty, but also quick witted and enjoyable. It ghosts over trust, love, greed, and death all while entangled in a "Grand Scheme" in beautiful language with quotable metaphors. **I would recommend reading Six of Crows before Bardugo's Shadow and Bone series as you are eased into the Grishaverse and all surrounding aspects.**
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing I read this not long ago, wanting to read something different than what I normally read, and I was not disappointed. I would definitely recommend this book for someone who likes damaged characters and whom are very diverse and the plot is amazing.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books! Quite an enjoyable book, and the cast of characters are all so charming.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Twists I had always heard so many good things about Six of Crows, but did not read it because I didn't think I would like it. I was wrong though, Six of Crows has so many unique and dynamic characters so, you are constantly entertained. While the actual mission may be slow going at certain points, reading about the plans and the characters' banter certainly made up for it.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book has a very intriguing story and a great cast of characters. It starts off a little slow, but once you get into the story it is a great read. The world of this story is very interesting and expands on the Grisha universe from the Shadow and Bone trilogy although it is not necessary to read that first.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good This wasn't a bad book and it was pretty fun to read but I feel that it was underwhelming and could have been much better.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahhhh This is honestly one of the most interesting books I've ever read. Every one of the characters has something unique from any character I've ever read about to love. The plot is excellent and I already want to reread it.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Amazing book, brilliantly constructed! All I can say is WOW because this book was so enjoyable. Read it! I swear you'll enjoy it! best book i've read in a long time!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE The characters in this book are incredible. I fell in love with them so fast and it's great that the plot isn't super cliche. Such an amazing book would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love, love LOVE!!! This books has an amazing cast of characters that are EASY to follow, not too many that there are falters who are unnecessary and each of them are so unique and serve their very own purpose which is hard to come by in YA. It is so action packed that I never got bored reading it and each scene is exciting. This is my first kind of "heist" book if you will, and I am so interested in reading more similar to this jus because of there entertainment of it all. and I HAVE to mention how beautiful these books are with the black and red lined pages! Leigh Bardugo is an amazing writer and I love all of her books set in the Grisha world!!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Worth the Hype I absolutely love this series! I might even say more than Harry Potter and that is some deep love. The story has a decent pace and doesn't drag out scenes overly long. The worldbuilding is amazing and makes you feel like you are actually there. The characters are the best part of the book. Each of them being different in background, looks, and personality. One thing I appreciate about these books is that the characters are actually "bad". A lot of stories will say this character is the worst of the worst but they have never done a terrible thing in their life.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I bought this book a while back and finally got around to reading it. I am so glad I did. The character and story development was incredible. I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy it (I think this kind of story is hard to write well) but Leigh Bardugo hit it out of the park. I found myself staying up late just to find out how it turned out. I will be reading everything she has written, LOL.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overhyped I found this book soooooo hard to get through. The characters (execpt Nina) were cliche. I really do mat to love this book but the slooooooooooooooowness of the story killed everything even though I found the Grishaverse interesting enough. I won't read the sequel. This wasn't the epic action-packed heist story I've heard about on Booktube or Goodereads. This book wasn't for me. The first 65% of the book were torturing. It's sad because the 40% were decent.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written I think that this author, Leigh Bardugo, has improved so much in her writing style and overall just as an author. Once I got reading this duology I couldn't put it down! We meet so many new characters, with different personalities all working together to complete this heist. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom is a duology you could never forget, or would want to.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good but... Some cliche moments and some awkward/stilted romance dialogue that's a little too cringy for my liking, but that aside this is pretty much game of thrones meets oceans 11. dark, seedy, interesting characters and a fun heist.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kind of Cliche But in the Best Way Possible Despite the generic plot line and characters, this book was a very enjoyable fantasy that had me caring about all of the points of views. Well-written, good character development... pick it up if you're on the fence about it. The book is also gorgeous, making it all the more worthy of a purchase.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I absolutely fell in love with this world and these characters! I do like the Grisha trilogy but in my opinion this duology is Bardugo's better series. She does such a good job creating complex characters that you both love and that frustrate you to no end! Inej is just fantastic, I could read about her forever and ever! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever One of my top favourite books ever and I’m so glad I stumbled across it!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I remember hearing a bunch of people rave about this book/series on youtube, so decided to give it a shot. I prefer Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, but this is a close 2nd!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Six of Crows I loved returning to the Grisha world with new characters
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I am very happy that I bought this book. Good characters and plot structure. I am excited to read the second book coming this September
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Initially going in I wasn't so optimistic about it but as I began to read I fell in love with it. The characters are amazingly written so diverse you find yourself connecting with each of them. The overall plot is intriguing and manages to keep you engaged the entire time which is no small feat.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping characters I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but after reading the first sentence I knew that I at least liked her writing style so I continued. The best thing about this novel is absolutely the characters. I love the diversity - ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and personality as well. Each character has a very different story as to how they got to where they are and where they want to be. The author explores them well and their dynamic is enjoyable and realistic. The characters felt older than the author claims they are (16-18 I think) and I like the maturity. Characters are definitely the most important thing to keep me engaged in a book so this hit the nail on the head. If you like anti-heroes and tense but amusing group dynamics then this is definitely something you should consider picking up. As for the plot, it's definitely slow during the first half but the characters - as aforementioned - kept me very interested. It wasn't like I couldn't put it down, but I certainly looked forward to reading it. The second half of the novel I read in a single night when I should have been sleeping. This book left me feeling like I read something new, rather than the same twisted plot like so many other YA novels have.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good enough I'm undecided about whether to give it a 3 or 4 stars. It took a while for me to get into this book but it did get more enjoyable throughout.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this book was amazing, I loved the connections to the Grisha trilogy, the characters are SO spectacular (even if I do not find their ages to be super believable) and the story was so good. I am a huge huge huge fan and this will definitely be a book i read again
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to get through The first half is so difficult to get through. Maybe because I have not read the grisha trilogy. The second half was so much better but this book shouldhave been shorter. The characters are loveable though.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to the hype! Definitely worth a read, even if like me, you weren't a fan of the author's first trilogy. The incredible improvement in the writing between the two is astounding!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Underwhelmed... 3 Stars?! *all the horror and sharpening of pitch forks and lighting of torches from the masses* Okay folks, sit down grab a beverage and relax as this is probably going to be a long one... Sooooooo I did not love this as much as every other person on the planet apparently. I mean I definitely didn't hate it, but it was just alright for me. My pro for the book would have to be that I really enjoyed most of the characters (To an extent, I had some minor issues but I'll get into that later). They were interesting and beautifully complex which was amazing to see as sometimes YA waters down their characters in favour of plot. The plot was just okay for me, some aspects of it I LOVED while others left me just kinda meeeeeh about. I really enjoyed the second half more than the first when we were finally on our way to The Ice Court and our heist was underway. I think part of the reason I didn't love this was I just had such high expectations for this novel going in, as 99.99999% of the reviews have it rated at 5 Stars and I don't think I've seen anything less than a 4 star rating for it so I was expecting to be completely BLOWN AWAY and frankly this book left me mainly underwhelmed. It failed to even grasp my attention until well over the 200 page mark. Like I don't know why, the concept is sooooo intriguing and I love me some anti-heroes, but I could not get into the beginning of the story. I found it really jumpy and all over the place with the back and forth between present story lines and past ones (Which I do understand were for character development and understanding) but OMG I was so annoyed by it and it constantly had me thrown out of the story. I also had to reread every chapter for the first 200 pages multiple times to even get what was happening. It was like I was reading but not retaining any of the information that I was being given. I was also extremely confused by that fact that all of the characters were teenagers? Like how does that even make sense! They acted more like mid-late twenty year old's than anything else. I can't help but feel like this was very clearly a money making decision to milk the YA genre, but personally if the characters were aged up I probably would have bought into the story more, instead I found myself laughing at the stupidity of it trying to convince me that a bunch of 16-18 year old's are not only running a gang so to speak but also the "best" members of it? Like pleeeeease. I listened to the Audiobook version of this while also reading along to help me get into the story as it was taking me a million years (or so it felt) and I was not a fan of the narrator that did Kaz's chapters, his voice did not match the image or voice in my own head, I guess (if that makes sense?), and just irked me so so very much, so every time I got to one of his chapters I found I had to turn off the audiobook and just read his chapters on my own (not the books fault clearly this is just a personal preference). Seeing as this is my first Leigh Bardugo book I don't really know what to expect now from her other novels (Which I admittedly already own and are sitting on my TBR pile) I will be reading Crooked Kingdom as I do want to see how the story ends but I think its safe to say that my expectations are drastically lower.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good I really enjoyed this book. The characters and premise are intriguing and the plot was developed flawlessly!
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I have reread this book more than any other book, and I just have to say that I cannot get enough of it! I absolutely recommend this book and I cannot wait 'till I pcik up Crooked Kingdom!
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Six of Crows Such a fantastic story! I can't wait to start Crooked Kingdom!
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SO GOOD I bought this after seeing in my recommend feed for months and I'm glad I did. I wasn't a fan of her earlier writing but THIS BOOK THIS PLOT THESE CHARACTERS. Wow. Gave a 4 because I would like more love (I know, I know) This book was incredible at portraying the depths of the darkness of humanity. and with that is usually more OH WELL. STILL AMAZING
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Prettiest Book I Own I picked up this book because it was pretty and I was sad. The story inside is just as beautiful as the packaging! Leigh Bardugo is an amazing author and her world is one of my favourites to visit.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect YA Book for Girls who love Fantasy Make no mistake - this is a good book. I might have some complaints (which I will mention) but I also realize that if 15 year old me had read this book he would have loved it even more. Leigh does a lot of things VERY right. She takes the time to make every character unique, make every character fully developed, make every back story interesting, and make every romance a hard fought one. She also does her best to make the plot full of twists and turns and no easy outs but ones that come from the characters' abilities. No "hand of God" problem solvers. In fact, I would say one of my complaints is she goes the opposite way and has some "hand of God" extra problems befall the characters. At the core - this is a heist. The six characters are set out to free a man who can make heroin-for-magicians from the world's hardest prison to break into. But also at the core is "let's have a romance novel in the middle of a heist". All good romance stories need an obstacle to overcome or otherwise it is just "they fell in love, end of story". Some writers have the obstacle come from outside - Romeo and Juliet love each other, no doubts about it BUT their two families keep them from it. And some writers have it come from the two lovers "I love you but you are a vampire slayer and I am that thing you slay". We have two main romances here (one other one that is hinted at but is still simmering at the end of the book) and both of them have "we would love each other if not being so emotionally untouchable/you slaying the thing that I am". I do think it is funny the author - being female - did fall into the trap of: Inej (the girl) is so awesome even the cold Kaz loves her; and Nina (the girl) is so awesome even the cold Matthias (who slays her kind) loves her. In other words - a tad bit of Mary Sue going on here. And yes, that goes on in a lot of stories but it just stood out to me more here. Another complaint I had was there are a lot of times during the heist it was impossible for me to visualize what was going on. The author tries her best and she manages to juggle a lot of moving parts better than 99% of the authors out there BUT in the Ice Court scenes when characters were being attacked/escaping I didn't know where they were or what the scene would look like. I give Leigh full credit for making Kaz the leader as smart as she paints him, in other words, has him really do clever things instead of just saying how clever he is. But there are times when the heist is going wrong I thought "Why was Kaz so sure about himself - he left WAY too many things to chance and didn't foresee a lot of things happening." I think Leigh tried a bit to hard to make a twists "unexpected thing! now the characters are really in trouble" to the point where some twists were getting ridiculous. I also take issue that Kaz, as smart as he was, didn't see the twist at the end coming. At least it leaves it open for the sequel - which I will gladly read.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Most beautiful cover, the paperback is better than the hardcover. It's humorous and mysterious. All characters will make you feel plenty emotions.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book of all time!! At first, I was skeptical of a Six of Crows before I started reading it because the synopsis made it sound like just another YA novel with an interesting plot that dissolves into a badly written romance. But once I started reading it I was pleasantly surprised! The characters are well thought-out and the world the story is set in is fully realized. Everything is written so well, it feels like an entirely new world that you get sucked into when reading. I would recommend reading Six of Crows before going into the Shadow and Bone trilogy, just because Six of Crows is a much better introduction into the Grishaverse than Shadow and Bone. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fantasy read Even better than the shadow and bone trilogy, the characters were more fleshed out and I could get invested in their story lines.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ! My friend's have been recommending this book to me for a while now, and I cannot say how happy I am to have picked it up! It was a wonderful story with the best characters and an intriguing plot, I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I read this book in two days, while on a vacation where I should not have spent any significant amount of time reading. This novel is beautifully written, the plot is compelling, the characters are rich and unique, and I absolutely fell in love with this story. It's a heist novel with a little bit of magic and myth, and the perfect blend of dark and gritty with witty humour and emotional moments. I recommend this book to everyone. Definitely pick it up.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't get enough!! What an amazing story!! I fell in love with the characters and the story, no doubt I will read the sequel!!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Edge of my! Great adventure, great characters. Really enjoyed this book. I just don't really give 5 stars so don't take it too hard.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily one of my favorite books! Sometimes you go into a series fearing you'll regret starting it or scared you won't enjoy it as much as all the other reviewers because that's exactly what my thoughts were when picking up SixOfCrows. However, I can guarantee you'll be asking yourself where this book has been all your life. Honestly it had just the right amount of romance, loaded with thrilling scenes and humor that you can't help but laugh to. It is unique in many aspects concerning with the YA genre which I really appreciated. I would recommend SixOfCrows to anyone and anytime.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read - Full of adventure! At first it was hard to really get into this book. But to be fair I was trying to read it while I had a million different things going on. That being said the minute I focused and dove in I was hooked!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived up to the hype I did think there were a lot of spoilers in this for the Grisha trilogy. I've seen people say this can be read first, but I'm also not sure I would've followed everything as well if I had started here. Everyone was right — the complex characters were the best part for sure!!! The diversity is so well done, too. And I love how nobody in this story is particularly "good." I think Inej might be my favorite character, but I really did love them all! Leigh Bardugo is such a great storyteller... like I would read an entire book about every character's backstory at this point. (Random, but I super loved all of the ice & snow too! A+ setting). And I absolutely love how Kaz has a disability and PTSD without it become his identity or the focus of his story. He's just going to deal with it and go about his badass life. Cure narratives have their place, but it's nice to see a character coping with realistic struggles while also going about a larger story
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in love with this book This book was everything. I read this book at the start of this year and wow I loved it. The world building is incredible and the characters have so much depth AND THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. So beautiful. Loved it. Bardugo did an outstanding job with making this plot interesting and weaving all the characters together. The multiple POV was one of the best aspects of the book. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! This is an awesomely dark fantasy. We follow characters that are morally grey but very dynamic and fun to get to know. This book is very well written and the world is so fleshed out. You get all the details you'd want from a fantasy world down to things like the food they eat but the plot is still fast-paced and fun. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Filled with action, adventure and the most amazing characters, this book will not disappoint you
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I did not go into this book thinking I would love it so much. Amazing story
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fell in love I bought this book to read over the break, and I could not put it down. It was a refreshing change a pace in the teen fantasy genre with a diverse cast of three-dimensional characters that you genuinely care about. The book itself is beautiful, from the cover to the black tinted page edges. Overall, an excellent read that I've already recommended to many friends.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Well written, well paced, good intrigue, witty, dark, mysterious, well written characters. A must read.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved the Grisha Trilogy, so I had high hopes for this series. I was surprised that it was so different, but I actually ended up loving this book more than the Grisha Trilogy! This story is in a much different format than the Grisha Trilogy. It’s set in the same world, but that’s where the similarities end. This story is told from third person perspective, rather than first person. There are some references to the things that happened in the trilogy, but it isn’t a continuation of the story. I loved the tension in this story. Every time I thought I knew where the plot was going, it changed. The heist was planned down to the smallest details, but there were snags along the way. The planning in the story and the planning of the plot was so amazing. I was shocked at how much I loved this story, so much more than the Grisha Trilogy. I had to go out and buy Crooked Kingdom right after finishing it, so I hope to read it soon!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book was well written and fast paced. Really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! I really enjoyed this book. I loved the different cast of characters, and look forward to reading the next book!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Leigh Bardugo is a fantastic author! Every book of hers that I've read immersed me into her world, and Six of Crows is no exception. I also love the design of the book, including the blacked-edged pages. It gave a sense of the mood of the book, and the cover was brilliant. I'm halfway through the next title in this series, and I can't wait to finish it!
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I had no idea, going into this, that I could possibly love a group of criminals more. There is a magic to this story, a sort of enchantment you fall under when you open the book to read its pages. It's glorious and delicious and you want everyone to be okay, but it isn't always okay and that's scary but you push through because you love them all so much. Cannot wait to read the sequel.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I'm Not finished yet, but it is great so far, the plot is interesting, its got a pirate of the Caribbean vibe. Its very caotivating, and something is always happenin. (PLus the stuggel of feeling within a crew is nice *wink*)
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like at all I found this book incredibly slow and horribly hard to get into. I didn't like the plot, and didn't find the characters worth rooting for. I will not be reading the sequel.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Characters! It took me some time to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! My university professor made this book a mandatory read for the course. I couldn't be happier with her decision! You will fall in love with the characters.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORTH IT!! Six of Crows started off slow for me. It takes time to get the story started and a sense of who the characters are and what they're mission is. However, it grabs your attention out of the blue. All of a sudden you're 250 pages in and can't put the book down. The characters are so easy to love, they all have good qualities, the six bandits begin to grow on you. Definitely worth the purchase, you will not regret it. I instantly went to the bookstore to get Crooked Kingdom afterwards. So enthralling!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Memorable characters Great cast of characters and an exciting heist, what more does one need in a YA book? Unfortunately it took me a while to get into this book. I started this book around November and only finished it in January. I picked this book up and at the beginning could not read more than a few pages or a chapter at a time, which was upsetting because I really do want to love this book. I already bought the second one as well in hardcover so I HAD to love it. I guess it's because although Kal was a lot of people's main reason for loving this story, I could not understand him. Sure he's scary and a leader of a notorious group but apart from that I couldn't sense anything else from him. But once I got to know of his little crush for his Wraith, then I flew through the pages. In the end, I think it's the cast that pulled me through the story, not so much Kal himself.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down This novel had been on my To Be Read list for a while. When I finally picked it up to start reading, I couldn't stop. I managed to finish it in three days. Leigh Bardugo does a really great job of pulling the reader into another world that feels very real. Her descriptions of the various places that the characters visit paint a really vivid picture. She doesn't shy away from difficult topics, such as prostitution, slavery, racism, and murder. Part of the reason her world feels so real is because of this. She also does a really great job with her character development. Each character has flaws and some you would think would be difficult to like (The Bastard of the Barrel, for instance). But each protagonist is covered in so many layers that you can't help but root for them, even when they might do some cruel things. It's also a very exciting read, often with chapters ending in cliff-hangers, then switching points of view, making you need to read more to find out what's happening with another character. The complexity of all of these character's view points woven together is very well done, and the author does a great job of keeping a mystery around each character. Their backstories are revealed gradually, so you're always wanting to read more to find out the story behind these hints. I think that if you like this sort of genre, it's a good book to read. Now I have to go obtain a copy of the sequel, and the books in Bardugo's Grisha series.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down This novel had been on my To Be Read list for a while. When I finally picked it up to start reading, I couldn't stop. I managed to finish it in three days. Leigh Bardugo does a really great job of pulling the reader into another world that feels very real. Her descriptions of the various places that the characters visit paint a really vivid picture. She doesn't shy away from difficult topics, such as prostitution, slavery, racism, and murder. Part of the reason her world feels so real is because of this. She also does a really great job with her character development. Each character has flaws and some you would think would be difficult to like (The Bastard of the Barrel, for instance). But each protagonist is covered in so many layers that you can't help but root for them, even when they might do some cruel things. It's also a very exciting read, often with chapters ending in cliff-hangers, then switching points of view, making you need to read more to find out what's happening with another character. The complexity of all of these character's view points woven together is very well done, and the author does a great job of keeping a mystery around each character. Their backstories are revealed gradually, so you're always wanting to read more to find out the story behind these hints. I think that if you like this sort of genre, it's a good book to read. Now I have to go obtain a copy of the sequel, and the books in Bardugo's Grisha series.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS WAS AMAZING I was hooked on this within the first chapter. It's so edgy and keeps you at the end of your seat because you never know exactly what's going to happen. I would read this a million times if I could!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I loved this book and the second book!! I finished this book in two days best two day ever lol. the character's were so well written I really liked the interactions that they had with one another you can tell how close they are to one another. the plot was great!! totally recommend!!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PHENOMENAL This book blew my mind. Definitely a new favorite! Leigh Bardugo's writing is incredible, and the way the character's back stories were told was brilliantly done! GO READ THIS I PROMISE YOU YOU'LL LOVE IT
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD i loved the grisha trilogy and this exceeded all expectations! cannot wait to get my hands on crooked kingdoms
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first read of 2018 This is such a great book!!! The characters were just to die for, you fall in love with them instantly and their bonds to each other and their relationships are put together so well. Each of them has an amazing back story that been thought out so well and really shows how the characters became who they were. Leigh Bardugo is so unbelievably skillful in creating this world in such great detail. This is by far my favourite novel by her so far and I can’t wait to start Crooked Kingdom. I finished Crooked Kingdom and it was amazing
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leigh Bardugo is my new favourite author! I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book was absolutely amazing. I had started this book during the Christmas break because I desperately needed to just get lost in a book and Six Of Crows did not disappoint. I was a goner by the end of the first chapter and had finished the book in 3 days! I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected This book blew me away. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started, and the world was a little confusing at first because I hadn't read the Grisha trilogy prior, but I was sucked into the plot immediately. The plot was intricate and engaging and the writing was beautiful. Some parts were a little predictable, but that ending definitely wasn't!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DROP EVERYTHING AND READ THISSSS SO GOOD! EACH CHARACTER IS BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW BRILLIANT KAZZZZZ IS OH MY GOD!!!! The plot is so interesting, there is no part that is boring or a 'filler'. Knowing this is only a duo logy is killing me because you don't want the story to end you want to stay with these characters. There is humour, love, moments of pure genius, and action packed scenes all throughout. This book is a must read no doubt.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BLOODY BRILLIANT MY LOVE FOR THIS DUOLOGY IS ENDLESS. BOTTOMLESS. PITLESS. IT WAS AWESOME-MAZING. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW GOOD THIS DUOLOGY IS. IT'S GOT: 1. Diversity of characters 2. SQUAD GOALS 3. Freaking hilarious 4. Brilliant fight scenes 5. May you cry your eyeballs out And just the whole vibe of the duology was great. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING one of my all time favourite books
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i got bored halfway through
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Six of Crows Really enjoyable and creative. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it bought it not really knowing what it was about but it was surely the best buy ive ever made! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my top favorites This book was amazing. It took a few tries for me to really get into it but once i did i loved it.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring Not only did I thought the story was not good, but I felt the story didn't have a natural progression. It felt forced.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read! I really like the character Inej and the visual of how she is described as moving like a spider. Interesting story.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Decent book. Could've been more interesting though
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It took a few chapters for me to get into it but when I did - wow. Amazing plot, interesting and well-developed characters, and multiple POVs. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys high fantasy.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing This story has an amazing plot and deep and intricate characters that we are only beginning to understand. I loved the fact that it was changing perspective every couple chapters so that we could get smaller side plots and other characters backgrounds as well. These characters make an amazing team and a force to be reckoned with. All of the characters have amazing and well thought out story lines and the end makes you hope for more. I could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAVORITE Literally my favorite duology! Such a brilliant story and what a talented author
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING loved this story. it was adventurous and all around leaves you on the edge of your seat. definitely recommend. + you don't need to read the grisha trilogy to read 'six of crows'
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of YA Fiction Intricate plots, compelling characters, incredible world building, and addictive prose. Six of Crows is one of the best YA books I've ever read and it's so different from everything else out there. These characters aren't the "chosen ones" fighting to save human kind. They're gritty, selfish, and flawed, which makes them realistic. They're thugs but you still end up loving them. This isn't good vs evil, it's one character's personal motive vs another character's personal motive which makes the story so fresh. I would definitely recommend it to all types of readers, not just YA junkies.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You don't need to know or like the Grisha books to LOVE SoC, but beware Ch1 This is my current favorite book of all time. I don't usually like fantasy except urban fantasy, but I love Ocean's Eleven and gritty antiheroes. FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME. First of all, before picking up Six of Crows I had never read a Grisha book. After finishing Six of Crows (and the only and last sequel, Crooked Kingdom), I ran to get my hands on the prior Grisha books and was mostly disappointed. So if those didn't knock your socks off, don't write this one off. Next disclaimer! Don't be turned off by the first chapter. I didn't like it. You could 100% skip it and not be missing anything. The story would make sense. You would not miss any introduction to any important character. The first chapter is really a PROLOGUE masquerading as a first chapter and if you missed out on this great book because of that, that would be tragic. They story is your basic heist. Antihero protagonist Kaz assembles a crew to steal an object (in this case, a person) from an impossible-to-penetrate location. Rather then get into the details of the heist, which are spoilery and really secondary to the characters, let me introduce the crew: Kaz, the 17 year old brutal criminal mastermind Inej, the 'spider', who performs acrobatics and free climbs insurmountable walls Nina, the Grisha flirt, which means she performs magic in this world, her power is to control the human body (slow a heart, raise a temperature, change an eye color), they are subtle powers but allow her to act as the muscle Matthias, the inside man, who knows the target location because he was once a guard there, his people hunt Grisha, he is Romeo to Nina's Juliette Jesper, charming sharpshooter Wylan, disgraced merchant's son and demolition expert. But what will REALLY make you love them, and this book, are the complicated backstories that lead them all to this gritty life of crime. Those I'm not going to give away because they are what really elevate the story. I love this book so much. Read it.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book!!! I read this book earlier this year and loved it! I thought it had a super intriguing plot and I really enjoyed how it changed prospectives. The best part about this book is the characters because I love them all so much and cannot choose a favourite.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW FAVOURITE OH. MY. GOD. THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I CANT BELIEVE I THOUGHT ANY OTHER THAN THAT BEFORE. When I first read this book back in May...? I found it so confusing but tried to push through. It seemed like every chapter was a new story and personally, it didn't make any sense. So, naturally, I put it away for another time. BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. I am so glad I picked it up again. I discovered that I wasn't the only one who was confusing in the beginning either. Six of Crows has definitely made my favorites list of 2017. I've never read a heist novel before, and now I'm dying for the second book and just spamming Tumblr like a crazy fangirl. A lot of people have said this and I 100% agree on this, the different and alternating perspectives of the characters throughout the story were incredible. I loved hearing from all the different characters and I could never forget who was telling the story because of their unique, distinct voices. But I swear to God. Kaz. I love him like he is my baby but I also want to personally shoot him with Jesper's pistols. **SPOILER** Why can't he just tell Inej how he feels I mean what is he so worries about? Well, ok maybe a lot of reasons but STILLLLLL!!! I legitimately cried in the scene where Kaz was telling Inej to stay and he didn't give her a reason to, just UGGGHHHHHH I wanted to throw the book against the wall. Ok but the end?!? I was not expecting Kaz to work with Pekka Rollins at all. I thought he was going to figure the situation out with another plan but working with the idiot who took his brother away from him and basically changed his life forever??? But I love the fact that he made this risk just so he could save Inej. I just... ❤️ :)) **END OF SPOILER** I fell in love with all the characters and am pretty satisfied with all my ships. I really the cute moments between all of them and because there are so few, it just makes you want to cherish those moments even more! I highly HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone and I promise you will fall in love. If you don't then you are not human! I have to resist buying Crooked Kingdom and I hate it :// My tbr is too long and I'm on a book buying ban NOOOOO. Okay, guys but seriously. GO READ SIX OF CROWS!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS EVERYTHING I loved Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy, but I hadn't gotten my hands on Six of Crows until months later, and I shouldn't have waited that long. This book is amazing! The characters are lovable and unique in their own ways, the plot is edge-of-your-seat captivating, and the writing is so beautiful that it sounds like poetry. I love Leigh Bardugo's books and Six of Crows blew me away. Make sure to also check out the sequel, Crooked Kingdom!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD This book is really good ad I like how it doesnt use romance as one of the biggest plots in the story
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin with this novel. It is amazing! This fantasy read was a far stretch for me and I enjoyed it beyond what I even thought I would to begin with. If you love: flawed, crooked, yet loveable characters, thrilling adventure and im-about-to-throw-this-book-at-the-wall-moments, you'll literally love this book. and yes. im serious about the 'throwing the book at the wall' thing.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great duology! 4 stars! After months of seeing their beautiful covers all over Instagram, I have finally read this duology. And... these books are really freaking good. It's a fantasy/steampunk/heist story with an Ocean's 11 vibe - I loved it. Bardugo has created a complex, dark and well developed world - I found myself immersed in the story very quickly. Her characters are also extremely well done. They're deeply flawed and at times, very unlikeable. Yet I found myself hoping they would succeed. Conversation and banter flowed easily between characters, and I was impressed with how well Bardugo covered things like PTSD. And I was thrilled that the entire story was limited to two books, because series that go longer than that are getting a bit tired.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Wow! So I had to pick this book up after all the positive reviews and it did not disappoint! This author was new to me and I hadn't read any of the Grisha books so the first couple of chapters were a little difficult to follow along but you catch on pretty quick especially when the action starts. I loved the character building and learning more about each of their stories. Such a page turner and eager to read the 2nd one!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the hype Seriously, this book is deviously good.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I read this book over summer and loved it! Tons of spooky feels!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! This is one of the best books I have ever read - Leigh Bardugo crafts a hair-raising heist with six of the most well-written characters I've ever seen. Everything is great - the worldbuilding, the breakneck plot, and the dynamic between the characters. Everyone should read this.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! An excellent read. The characters are lovable, the world-building is stellar, and the way everything ties together is mesmerizing. A book I'll never get tired of reading.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite We read this for book club and since we were only allowed to read a little at once, I didn't like it at first. It's a dense world to get into, and can be a little difficult to understand at first, but if you keep reading, it unfolds beautifully. The characters are all unique and play off each other well (or badly, but written well!) and I loved the fact they were all so different. Also, the backstories were well thought out, which is always appreciated.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books ever If I could give this book six stars, I would, one for each of its dynamic and multi-layered characters. I absolutely loved it! Leigh Bardugo takes us into a whole other part of the Grishaverse that we've never seen before. Fantastic read!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read Although it seemed intimidating during the beginning, I quickly fell in love with the characters and always wanted more! I was not disappointed
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read Great book, just finished the 1st book "Six of Crowns", can't wait to read the 2nd sequel. After I finish this series, I will start to read Grisha Trilogy
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KICKASS GANG OF TEENAGERS I LOVE THIS BOOK. This was something so different and unique from what I've seen most YA novels about. PLUS it's from the Grishaverse. I loved the Grisha Trilogy so when I heard some Grisha's were going to be in this book as well, I hopped right on the train. This book is amazing with it's plotline and writing style. Every page is vibrant and vivid, fast-paced and gripping. Also, what teen doesn't want to read about other badass teens pulling off heists?
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved it from start to finish! The characters are all endearing and you really become invested in their personal stories. I didn't read the trilogy prior to this book, but I didn't have any difficulties following the plot line. I can't wait to read the next volume.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Six of Crows A great continuation of the grisha world with new and interesting characters.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KAZ love this so much its so fun
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I didn't enjoy this book as much as others, perhaps if I was younger (teens) I would enjoy this, but I am used to reading more epic fantasies that have a more in depth exploration into characters.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Duology Ever This is my favourite duology ever. I was first hooked to Leigh Bardugo's Grisha world through her trilogy. And then came Six of Crows, and it completely blew me away. Must read!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I completely loved this book even if I didn't read the Grisha's trilogy (but I intend too now). It was so amazing and extraordinary well written, I was not ready for that. I thought at first it was another young adult book with romance and blablabla but I was not ready for that much action and the caracters are so good and lovely in their way.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK I can genuinely say that this book sits on my shelf as an all time favourite. I loved the diversity of the characters and the adventure that they go on. It made me laugh and cry and sit on the edge of my seat with every page.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Epic adventure! All in all this was a really fantastically crafted book with one of the most intricate and unique fantasy worlds I've encountered in some time. Leigh Bardugo does a great job of carefully layering mystery and action that drives the plot forward and keeps your hooked until the very end. At times, I found it hard to become attached (let alone relate) to the characters, but as the story unfolded, she managed to endear me to even the most problematic of characters. My only critique of this book is that the many, many complicated titles and descriptors used so early on in the story. Between the names of businesses, gangs, characters, councils and the various race types, I found myself getting a bit confused. I love a well-fleshed out fantasy world but personally, I felt as though she introduced too much, too soon. I was determined to read this series so I persevered well after I normally would have given up on the book. It took a full 150 pages for me to really feel like I had assimilated enough of the vocabulary to understand how it fit into the story versus feeling clumsy. In closing, if you find your initial introduction to this Grisha universe to be a bit confusing, just give it time. Try to find it flattering that the author believed enough in her audience to hit the ground running!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection. Everything in Six of Crows is fantastically crafted. From the Dregs, who I completely adore (with another problematic fave added to my list), to the incredibly detailed world-building (though I expect nothing less after the Grisha trilogy), to the non-stop, action-packed heist story, there's nothing about this that didn't call to me. I'm in love and I need the sequel like yesterday.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Six of Crows I loved reading more about the world of Grishas, and the new characters are interesting.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, not great This book was not quite what I was looking for. The reviews for this book are great, and it is a good book, but with such unanimous positive ratings, my expectations might have been set unrealistically high. Keep your expectations low and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good! I didn't seem to love this book as much as everyone else did. That being said, I still really enjoyed it! I loved all the unique characters, and I thought the plot was very unique ans interesting too!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright... While this book was not terrible, I do not think it lives up to all of the hype. Part of the reason may be because school made me have to drag out reading this over a whole month, so I will most likely reread this when I have time to see if my opinion changes. I do think you should give it a read if it interests you!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gasp! An absolutely amazing start to a new series. I am officially addicted to this author now and her entire world. I cannot wait for the next book in the series and to finally see more hell break loose
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow This book was near perfect and the characters were A+.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it i loved this story I was filled with action and very fast passed. There is so much going on and it can be a little confusing but its so worth following.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! I love books about heists and street life, so I'm not surprised I also enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone with the same taste!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heist + Magic = Excellent If you read the Grisha trilogy and found the world itself interesting, but the story a bit lacking, please please PLEASE do yourself a favour and give Six of Crows a try. It's got morally grey (dark, dark grey) characters, an impossible mission, and Grisha magic. But, unlike Bardugo's first trilogy, only a few of the characters we meet are actually Grisha. Most of the characters that this story focuses on are just regular people. Regular, run of the mill, genius criminals.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to get into i did try to read this, but i found it really confusing... the hype that surrounded it sort of ruined it.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! The story was action packed and fast paced. The characterless were well developed and meshed really well into the story. Not one complaint it was perfect!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Characters An amazing story with wonderful characters that are very diverse
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to the hype After seeing all the hype surrounding this book, I just had to get my hands on it. It did not disappoint. Such a gorgeous, different, original story with compelling characters that you become fully invested in. Great storytelling by Leigh Bardugo.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favourite Book Everything about this book was amazing! I loved how developed the characters are, even with so many. They're all very different and diverse with each a different background. The whole time I just kept wanting more of the story! A great read!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storytelling This is a hard book to get into, as it just throws you into the world with no warning but keep with it, it is SO worth it!! So many twists and turns.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Grand Heist “No mourners, no funerals."
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 would recommend If Ocean's Eleven and Game of Thrones had a baby that picked up some of the humor of Percy Jackson and the creepy aesthetic of Neil Gaiman, you might have something that looked almost, but not quite, like this book
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was soooo good. I love Leigh Bardugo's world, characters. I listened to the audiobook for SoC and I'm probably going to listen to CK too!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great audiobook This was a great way to re-read the book, making it my 3rd read. I absolutely adored the voice of Jesper. He always had a tone in his voice that made it sound like he was laughing at everyone. Matthias' voice was a close second. I actually grew to like Matthias even more through hearing his voice instead of just reading it. Great audiobook!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was one of my favourite reads of 2016. I loved the magic, the diverse (real!) characters, the "heist" aspects and just the entire world. Felt fresh and full of joy - highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Six of Crows There was a lot of hype around this book, and it was on my to-be-read list for a long time. When I finally got around to reading it, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. In the end, I really enjoyed it, but I had a hard time getting really invested at the beginning. It took me much longer than usual to read because I was just so uninterested. I did love the mission impossible aspect. I found it hard to accept that this was a gang of teenagers. The only characters I found actually felt their age were Inej and Wylan. I'm looking forward to the sequel, because I need to know what happens next! But I really hope it has a more exciting beginning than this one did, and that it keeps my attention/interest until the end.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE OF MY FAVOURITES I just finished reading this book a few days ago and I still cannot seem to get over it. Bardugo has a way of creating a world in which she entrances and traps you in, and you will absolutely enjoy getting lost in it. I do not suppose anything I say can suffice for me to express how much I loved reading it, but I encourage everyone to give it a try.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites I just finished reading this book a few days ago and I still can't seem to get over it. Bardugo has a way of creating a world in which she entrances and traps you in, and you will absolutely enjoy getting lost in it. I do not suppose anything I say is enough to express how fantastic of a read Six of Crows is, but I highly suggest for you all to try reading it.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!! All I can say.......................... READ THIS duology!! I MEAN IT!!!! You will not regret it!!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta love a good heist Bardugo has crafted an incredibly rich story. From the world, to the characters, to the plot, this book is built up beautifully and is written in amazing detail. I feel like a cannot do this book justice, I would just end up raving on and on so I will just say read this book - it is well worth your time.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! So far, favourite book series!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best read of 2016 I recommended this book (and the sequel) to SOO many people! It's SO good. I really hope there is a surprise third book in the making!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably my favourite series... This was my first time reading a book by Leigh Bardugo. I walked into Six of Crows without any prior knowledge of the Grishaverse and I feel like I was able to follow along perfectly well. This book is definitely one of my favourites I have ever read. I can't even put into words how I feel about it. READ IT. You won't be disappointed! <3
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I absolutely loved this book. All the characters are unique and well developed, and the plot is fast paced and exciting!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too much hype? This book was good, but it was not great, at least in my opinion. The story reminded me of the Lies of Locke Lamora, but Lies was much better in terms of story, writing, characters, and plot. Perhaps this book is more geared towards teens where Lies is more mature, but I can't help but feel disappointed since everyone else seems to have loved it...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Duology A very well constructed story, six amazing individuals, and so much character development. Had me on the edge of my seat every second!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genuinely enjoyed this book! The book was fantastic; the characters, plot development, and writing was amazing!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular! This book was utter perfection and it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There are no words This story is not only action packed, but you will NOT be bored... "No mourners, No Funerals" and its ON!!! I am reading the second book now and I am loving it the same if not more than Six of Crows.....
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS DUOLOGY I love the Six of Crows duology. It's so exciting and action packed! I think there's something for everyone in this book. It has magic, a heist, and let's not forget diverse characters!
Date published: 2017-06-01

Editorial Reviews

"This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger." -Publishers Weekly, starred review (on Six of Crows)"Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review (on Six of Crows)"Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title. . . . This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books." -VOYA, starred review (on Six of Crows)"an exciting beginning to a new sequence from a fantasy author swiftly becoming a talent to watch." -The Horn Book (Six of Crows)"Unlike anything I've ever read." -Veronica Roth (on Shadow and Bone)"A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure." -Rick Riordan (on Siege and Storm)"Triumphant." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Ruin and Rising)"Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for." -The New York Times Book Review (on Shadow and Bone)"This is one book series you want to get hooked on.""These books are the greatest things since Harry Potter AND sliced bread.""Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance." -Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author (on Shadow and Bone)"Completely engrossing." -Romantic Times (on Siege and Storm)"Fast-paced and unpredictable. . . . A unique world complete with monsters, magic, danger, romance, corruption, and extravagance." -School Library Journal, starred review (Shadow and Bone)"Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger." -Publishers Weekly (Shadow and Bone)"Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment." -Booklist (Shadow and Bone)"Readers will be rooting for this lonely, tough heroine as she navigates perils physical, magical, and emotional." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (Shadow and Bone)"A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring." -The Horn Book (Shadow and Bone)"Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace . . . and will definitely leave them panting for the series' conclusion." -Kirkus Reviews (Siege and Storm)"Richly crafted . . . An engaging wish-fulfillment fantasy." -The Horn Book (Siege and Storm)"[Readers will be] tapping their feet impatiently for the concluding volume." -Booklist (Siege and Storm)"Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough." -Booklist (Ruin and Rising)"Bardugo is a master at building an action-packed fantasy with extraordinary world-building and complete characters." -School Library Journal (Ruin and Rising)