I have a review of the incredibly hyped and talked about book, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I wasn’t so sure about reading this book because it was so over hyped. After the hype around the Red Queen and how disappointing I found it, I was reluctant to give into this new book craze. However I did, eventually, after seeing it everywhere and it also being recommended to me.
When I first started reading this book, about 100 pages in I thought this is good but I hope it gets better and it did! I loved it, the more I read the more I connected with six of crows world and its strong characters! We follow the story of six misfits, Kaz – the leader, Inej – the wraith, Jesper – the shooter, Nina – the Grisha, Matthias – the soldier and Wylan -the baby. They embark on a physical journey to the most secured place in their world, the Ice Court. Their motive is to steal a valuable prisoner, right under the noses of the warrior soldiers. However, its their individual development which makes this book such a fantastic read.
There are so many things that I loved about this book so Im going to list them for you!
The world building is incredible! Bardugo creates this new world, that is very much like ours in some ways but there is a element of magic that separates fiction from reality. I just loved this kind of setting because it leaves me in awe of the creativity that goes into creating a whole new world.
The character development is brilliant. There are six main characters and we get to experience them all! Each character is given their own chapters which enable us to understand them fully, giving them that ‘real’ dimension. It makes the characters relatable and more lovable.
You may know that I absolutely love books that features a good/kick-ass sqaud, and this book is the epitome of that description. The six misfits that are lone soldiers become a indestructible team and I absolutely live for that!
This book could have been stand alone if the ending was slightly altered, however I’m super excited about the next installment which is out in September (not too long to wait). I always lean towards book series because you get to experience the characters and their worlds several times; and it enable me as reader, to make a stronger connection to them.
I’ll leave you with one of my favourite quotes:
“She’d laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.”
That is all for today, let me know if you have read the book and what you thought of it? Also whats on you ‘to read’ list?