“Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
Plans and Schemes
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo tells the story of one of the greatest heists in book history. A group of skilled, young thugs and thieves assembles to steal the most wanted weapon amongst neighboring cities – Ketterdam, Ravka, and Fjerda. The gang of six teenagers come together to form a deadly crew with a common goal, but different intentions. Kaz, the leader of the crew, is a notorious thug known in the streets of Ketterdam as Dirtyhands for his merciless actions and countless burglaries. Then there’s the Wraith, a silent but deadly shadow of a girl, who is known as Dirtyhand’s accomplice. The rest of the crew is made up of odd ball people tied to Kaz in one way or another, but all after the same thing: freedom. From servanthood, debts, bad reputations, and unfulfillment.
Steal A Glance
If this review didn’t convince your stubborn butt to go and get ya-self a copy of Six of Crows, then at least checkout this list of quotes on Goodreads from the book and get a feel for the book before commiting.
Pros and Pros
I know it’s customary to come up with thoughts on the pros and cons of a book, but in all honesty I don’t think I can find many (or any) cons for this particular book. SO, I shall just list all the pros then.
Let’s start with why I love this book. The writing is powerful. I could feel the wind blowing on my skin, hear the pattering of feet as the characters were chased, and sense the heavy tension between them. I know Miss Bardugo isn’t the first person to write like this, but there is something amazing about discovering an author with the gift of writing that makes reading that much more enjoyable. And you can also look forward to reading more of their stuff.
Then there are the characters that this amazing author created. At first I was thinking “why are there so many people in this book?” I usually do not take well to stories that try to include a half dozen characters. But in Six of Crows each and every character felt necessary and purposeful.
Lastly, Six of Crows was a very well paced book. I do think there was enough time between each major event and between each revelation of information. This characteristic in books is extremely difficult to find, because many authors often times feel the need to either give out all the information at the end of the story or in the middle. The key to a good book is always balance.
Still can’t think of cons.
The second installment in this series will be released late September of 2016. I cannot wait until I am able to walk into my local Half Price Bookstore or B&N to pick up my copy of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.
Who is Miss Bardugo??
Get to know Leigh Bardugo a bit more, and read her advice for aspiring writers (which helped me a lot) in this interview style article. Or just Google her and browse some links.