Title: Six Of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 5 Stars
I tried to calm myself down, get out of this book hangover, and just generally stop fangirling so this review would make SOME sense* but I’ve waited too long**. So here it is. A review of my favourite book of 2017. Maybe my favourite book ever. Re-reading will decide that.
*pfft, when do my posts EVER make sense?
**1 and a half weeks is ‘long’ for me okay? I’m an impatient worm, OKAY?!
You know what? My first impressions were actually REALLY HIGH. You see, so many people had been blabbering about how good this book was and how the sequel left them begging for more, so I was expecting A LOT from this book.When I finally got my copy, I was squealing BECAUSE THE COVER.I could spend hours admiring this book cover. I opened the book and in I strode.
BUT, THEN, OF COURSE, THE MAPS. I have this obsession for MAPS. I love books with maps because a)fantasy b)detail c)magical!
THE SIX OF CROWS
OMG KAZ WAS SUCH AN EVIL AWESOME MASTERMIND. It took me a bit to get used to his snarky remarks, his wittiness and just in general just how awesome he was. But I really think we were supposed to like him and ya’ know, i did. He was so ‘cool’, and he played his cards VERY WELL. He was just so awesome I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to explain this.And also I think it was pretty cool that he has a disorder yet he still was so incredibly amazing. And he couldn’t touch people and he has a limp… yet he was still….GAHH!
Inej was…. I have mixed feelings. At first, I REALLY liked her and you know, I was like, ‘she’s a pretty cool character’. And then after a while, she got a little too perfect for my likings. It just fell flat for me. She had nothing SPECIAL about her. But that doesn’t give me any reasons NOT to like her since characters will be characters. It’s just that I don’t think her character was developed and she never did anything wrong. Is that realistic enough?
At first, I really didn’t like her but then… Oh, she was too witty and funny and just such a friendly character!! And she loved cake and she was so independent and…. gawd, she made me laugh!
MATTHIAS. I didn’t love him, nor hate him. He was just a pretty deadly and vicious character. He seems to change his mind quite a lot, but I really like his personality but I wish he made up his mind more. Nevertheless, he was pretty unpredictable and I always looked forward to what he was going to next!
Am I the only one who found Wylan to get a little bit cutely and hilariously annoying at times? But he just got a little too funny and dumb. I’m not even sure why he was part of the Six Of Crows but he definitely was a great addition. I’m not entirely sure if he just played the fool or what, but he was for sure a good character. I would’ve liked to see more of Wylan because I don’t think they focused on him too much.
I almost forgot to add Jesper because… I don’t know. He just seemed a little irrelevant to me at times. I mean most of the other characters has great and detailed back stories so I just found that I glossed over anything about Jesper. Even Wylan had a bit more of importance in the book.
I’m not even going to lie here, I was just thrown into this world. That’s why people say read the Grisha Trilogy first but *sigh* you know, me. I don’t like to miss a good book.Like I was a confused pineapple at first so I was finding it difficult to actually understand what the heck was going on. But, OMGGG, I LOVED it after the first few chapters and there was so much detail. IT WAS SO DETAILED. I REPEAT IT WAS SO DETAILED.
And the backstories!Pekka Rollins (want more of this!) and that story was awesome. I liked seeing why Kaz was the way he was and learning about Jordie was so awesome.People would say the details are a little unnecessary but I LOVED THEM! They just added some hidden meanings into the book and no, it DID NOT DRAG OUT. It was perfectly added into the story and added so much depth to the characters and why they did things.
The Heist was so incredibly awesooommme!! It was like so action packed and complex and planned out and so GRIPPING. I didn’t get bored once with the whole idea. And though there were no major plot twists apart from the ending which kinda angered me, I loved it all! BUT THAT IS WHY I NEED TO READ CROOKED KINGDOM. WHO WANTS TO BUDDY READ?
This review does not even get across half the emotions I had whilst reading. It was SO GOOD, I cannot put into words. SO GO READ IT. Okay. Of course, this is a 5 Stars. I need more of the characters, the world, the writing!BREATHE. INNN AND OUUUT!
Seriously READ THIS. Even if you don’t like fantasy, YOU WILL LOVE THIS. COME FORTH AND FANGIRL WITH ME NOW. Have you read Six Of Crows? Want to buddy read ‘Crooked Kingdom’ with me? READ IT NOW. I DEMAND YOU! Also, IS THERE GONNA BE A MOVIE?
“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”
― Leigh Bardugo,
“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”
“Scheming face,” Inej murmured.
Jesper nodded. “Definitely.”
“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”