Book Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

Posted February 18, 2016 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Book Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Published by Henry Holt and Company
Published On: September 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Maturity Level: YA - some violence
4 Stars
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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.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.


You can always count on a gorgeous cover from Leigh Bardugo it seems. It didn’t disappoint.

Initial Thoughts

I was really nervous starting this book. I tend to not like over-hyped books so I had my fingers crossed the whole time.

My New BFF

I think a lot of people will agree with me in saying that Inej is probably the best character in this book. I don’t know if it’s how bad ass she is or her sad back story but she will grab your heart and rip it out of your chest. Emotionally and physically. She’s also extremely loyal to Kaz which was nice because you couldn’t say the same thing about all of the crew.

My Crush

So far I’m liking Kaz the most of all the male characters. I just found him easier to connect with. I did like the others but Kaz has a little mystery to him and I think that makes him more interesting. I was impressed with his back story and how he seems to have risen above it and become a decent man. I say decent because he still is a thief but he could have gone in so many other directions.

Writing Style

I found the beginning of this book very slow. It ended up taking me much too long to read this book because it wasn’t one of those books where you absolutely couldn’t put it down. I had no problem putting it on pause for a while. It was still a great book though! Just not quite 5 star worthy. I feel like I’m biased to talk about world building because I have read her other books so I already knew the world fairly well. It was nice seeing a different part of it though.

Closing Thoughts

I’d say this book is worth the read! It’s exciting and who doesn’t like a good heist book. I also ended up liking the different points of view in this book too. I liked some more than others but it was nice seeing each part of the heist as it was going on. I’m looking forward to reading the next book so we can learn more about these characters.

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6 responses to “Book Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

  1. aentee @ read at midnight

    I am so glad to hear you ended up liking this one <3 One of my favourite books from last year. I agree that Kaz and Inej shone the most in the book, I was basically just invested in them. But the banter between the whole crew was also great.

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