Six of Crows Review

About: Six of Crows is a fiction novel written by Leigh Bardugo. It was published on 9/29/2015 by Henry Holt and Company, 465 pages. The genres are fantasy, young adult, and magic. This series has 2 books called Six of Crows Duology: book 1 is called Six of Crows and book 2 is called Crooked Kingdom. This author also has the Grisha series that are also popular.

flower-line4My Experience: I started reading Six of Crows on 10/22/16 and finished it on 10/30/16. I’m glad to have read this book because I learned a lot about smart thinking & clever thinking from Kaz Brekker. I don’t know if I want to swoon over Kaz Brekker yet, but we will see how I feel when I read Crooked Kingdom hahaha.. Anyway, the plot is interesting with what seemed like dead ends but the characters are smart and they challenge themselves with impossible tasks. I like that kind of reading. It’s not a smooth ride. Each character has a trouble past and it makes them stronger when they have to survive on their own. I like that the characters discuss strategies before they set off on their adventures. I like that the author surprises us with many twists and turns even though we have glimpses of the crew’s plans of attack. My most favorite is Kaz’s explanation of “the mark” on lock picking, how a thief picks pocket, and always having backup plans.

If you aren’t born with every advantage, you learn to take your chances. p194

He’d tell himself to ignore her, and the next thing he knew his eyes would be seeking her out. p223 (pretty much the only romance in this book)

Point of Views: I like that there are different point of views from different characters in this book. The title was not openly embedded into this book but I can tell who are the Six of Crows. However, I don’t get why the first chapter has that guy’s POV and then for the entire book, he was not mentioned of again. Was he among the frozen guards?

There are no romance in this book. Everyone is too stubborn to show emotions even though they do have some of it lurking around. There are hints of it though. I enjoy Nina’s witty personality. I have trouble imagine the world building at times. Everyone coming from different backgrounds with different languages with some terms I can’t pronounce. It’s almost hard to keep up but since the book is long and the repetition is there, the reading is still good.

Normally I don’t like flashbacks but in this book, the author Leigh Bardugo wrote it very well. I could tell when I am reading the characters’ childhood experiences and when I am being brought back to the present. Since book 1 focuses on world building & characters development, reading them is kind of boring/monotone at times.

Summary: A gang of 6 guys & gals with various skill sets join forces to take on an impossible task. They contracted to rescue a scientist for a big sum of money. There are magic that will end their lives if they are not careful. But going to a foreign land with foreign language, can they complete their mission and make it out alive?

flower-line4Pro: smart characters, impossible tasks, a different kind of magic, survival, brave, suspense, strategizing,

Con: too many countries to keep up, extra POV that only appear once and gone, character backgrounds, good that it’s detailed, but boring that at times seems monotone

I rate it 4.5 stars!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository

***Disclaimer: I borrowed this ebook from my library on Overdrive and my opinions are honest.

xoxo,
Jasmine

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41 thoughts on “Six of Crows Review

  1. Angela JC says:

    Great review! I read the Grisha Trilogy and really enjoyed it but the Six of Crows series stole my soul haha It’s not quite what I had originally expected but I really loved it and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts once you’ve read Crooked Kingdom! I was swooning over Kaz from the start haha but he’s definitely not for every girl.

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      • Angela JC says:

        Haha I think it’s just mostly his brilliance that I love and I’m mostly swooning over the very VERY subtle romance between Inej and Kaz…actually it’s so subtle “romance” isn’t even an accurate term in this book haha but I dunno, I can’t explain it but I ship them and I love them! There’s a lot more romantic progress between all the characters in Crooked Kingdom so I bet you’ll be happy about that 🙂

        The Grisha Trilogy is in the same world but the story is pretty different from Six of Crows. It’s a lot more fantasy. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you get around to reading it

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        • Jasmine says:

          Can you send me a link to your reviews of Six of Crows? I was browsing through your page earlier but couldn’t find. I do admire Kaz’s intelligence. Subtle romance, yes, at least he admits it in his mind where no one can hear it but us readers hahaha..

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  2. Anne says:

    Awesome! I keep hearing everyone swooning over Kaz XD. But I’m so happy to see that there isn’t any real romance in here. I can swoon over him without it as well no doubt ;). Lovely review!

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  3. Marta says:

    I’m not really interested in The Grisha Trilogy but I’d like to read Six of Crows, I’ve already heard that there’s no need to read the trilogy to read these, but is that true? :/ Great review! 😀

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  4. Melissa @ BookNerdMomo says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this! Six of Crows has become one of my all time favorites and characters are definitely unique. As for the character that only has one chapter in the beginning I think he was meant as a sort of plot device to introduce the drug and visually show the effect it can have on Grisha. I do know that he was among the frozen guards in the chapter where Kaz is asked to rescue the scientist. I’m pretty sure he’s the one who is found dead in that part. Great review! 😊

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