Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) By Leigh Bardugo book review
Six of Crows is a novel that incorporates the signature Russian Folklore Bardugo intertwines in most of her works with a typical crime movie filled with mystery and intrigue. Main character, Kaz Brekker is a young criminal prodigy who has been offered wealth beyond even his wildest dreams but to get to millions of dollars he needs to assemble a dangerous gang of six of the deadliest crooks in the city of Ketterdam to retrieve a priceless item from the impenetrable Ice Court.
Can I just say how precious this novel is in terms of the relationships we see between each character towards each other? It’s something we don’t see that often and we should see it more often in YA Fantasy novels and just Young Adult in general. Also another thing I found amazing that surprised me a lot was how there was not much on an emphasis (or no emphasis really) on romance between any of the characters. It was definitely a much needed break that I appreciated a lot given that romance is usually heavily loaded on the plate called a YA novel.
Additionally everything flowed. I usually read 50 pages per hour and never once was I deathly bored. Every chapter had a new revelation or development. Me, myself having done NaNoWriMo was impressed at how Bardugo kept this fast paced storyline to keep the reader immersed in the story and entertained. This was impressive given that the novel is 492 pages long!
My only real negative was that I fear I might have read the pages over too quickly (I might have read 392 pages in a day which is sort of unheard of from me!) but I don’t that that really took anything away from the storyline really.
All in all a great read from Leigh Bardugo and I’m excited to read more!
ACTUAL RATING: 4.3 STARS