SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
Verdict: Absolutely fantastic, brimming with character.
Kaz Brekker, criminal mastermind known as Dirtyhands because he'll accept any job, no matter how bad, is offered the heist of a lifetime. Save a scientist from the Ice Court, receive millions. To pull it off, he hires a crew of misfits desperate enough to risk their lives on an impossible task.
In case you don't know, I wasn't a fan of the last Grisha series. The characters bugged me, the pace slowed, and I didn't enjoy what happened. But I loved the concept and Grisha world.
This book takes the same world and injects life into it. The characters are real and lovable, the story is fast and original, and the world-building is stronger than ever before.
The third person narrative is split between Kas, Inej, Jesper, Nina, and Matthias, which helps keeps the story churning with emotions. I didn't have a favourite character to gush over, I loved them all, and can't wait to dip into the next one to see what's next.
These guy's all have a past, and multiple flaws that make them far more relatable to Alena. They're far from a group of pals, and their motives don't always align. That made it a fantastically gripping read.
There are plenty of twists and action, and nothing about their endeavour is easy. The book ends, tempting you to the next one, paving the way for a trilogy.
Source: Bought it.
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