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He still manages to be a complex, dimensional character, who genuinely cares about his friends not dying though he'd never admit it. Jesper is witty and an absolute delight to get a POV chapter from, but he's also incredibly sympathetic as a former farm boy who fell from grace. He likes living on the edge, and he's aware of the pain his own actions have caused him, and he's trying to work through it.
Nina is hilarious and idealistic and clever and can go from flirting to making speeches within ten seconds.
She's such a great character because she's so earnest and positive despite everything that's happened to her. She's also one of the most badass characters ever. Wylan doesn't actually have pov chapters here, but he's getting a shoutout from me anyway because of his pov chapters in CK. He's entertaining here, too, coming off as a blushing do-gooder but with rumor and intrigue swirling around his actual past. Matthias is honestly my least favorite. He's dynamic enough and he's got a great character arc, but I don't feel as if he's nearly as original a character as my five.
Whatever, I still like him. Their banter owns my heart. Jesper and Inej especially have one of my favorite friendship dynamics of all time; their banter and their genuine trust in each other and their lowkey joking about their mutual crush on Kaz.
Inej and Nina stand out as well; extra credit for passing the bechdel test with flying colors. Also, the dialogue here absolutely rules. You have no idea how many times I had to hold in laughter. But the romance plots never overtake the book; I have an annotations list for these books, and there are twice as many good character moments and gorgeous quotes as there are romantic moments.
Kaz and Inej are one of my all-time favorite book couples. I used to consider them my third favorite, but they've quickly become my favorite of all time. They have so many small moments and such slow-build romantic development. And then, as if I weren't invested already, they have that one declaration scene which honestly made me swoon.
I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all. Jesper and Wylan are just cute for most of the book. They got some cute relationship build, but I wasn't that invested.
Really, Bardugo? You could've left me heart intact instead, but?? Also, side note, but I don't understand how anyone was surprised they're a thing in book two. I know heteronormativity is a thing that exists, but how can you read "not just girls" and mutual blushing in a heterosexual way? Matthias and Nina were honestly not that big a ship for me here.
I absolutely understand what's appealing about their dynamic; they're sweet and have amazing relationship development. But they don't appeal to me personally; I don't have to lie down for twenty minutes when I read their scenes. It helps that this is ownvoices disability rep. Kaz' disability affects his life in a realistic way, and there's no magical cure for it, BUT he's still a huge badass and the disability never becomes a consuming part of his character!!
There's also the fact that a chubby main character is portrayed as the most beautiful member of the group, while also not being reduced to her appearance. There's a major character with ADD as well. This series handles emotional and physical trauma in the best way. Some of these characters have trauma and it's never portrayed as a detriment to who they are as people. It's an aspect of who they are as people, but their background never takes over their characters. It's a balance.
Recovery is also portrayed in a great way; none of these characters can be "fixed" but that's okay. The entire topic is handled in a better way than most contemporaries that focus entirely on trauma. I appreciate it so much. I was never bored by this book, and I love the characters more than my own life. Highly recommended. I actually got my mother obsessed with my favorite book? With most of my faves, I love them, but I get it if you don't love them. I flat-out don't understand how anyone could not love this book.
It's a masterpiece. View all 67 comments. Tucker TuckerTheReader Elise wrote: I have a strange urge Elise wrote: I have a strange urge to try to sabotage filming.
Sorry to spoil the fun. Siabella I haven't read the book yet but i heard a l heard alot og good stuff about it I'm absolutely going to read it before it becomes a show Apr 12, Jan 24, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: Side effects of reading Six of Crows are, but not limited to: Shortness of breath.
Heart palpitations. Weak knees. Constant sweating. High blood-pressure. Congestive heart failure. It demands aim to land true. Yes, that means this is the book that put me at my goodreads reading goal this year.
I am so happy that this is the book that made me hit my mark. It was the perfect Side effects of reading Six of Crows are, but not limited to: It was the perfect book to reach my goal with. The world has been shouting, praying, and calling for diverse reads Leigh Bardugo has answered. I liked but didn't love the Shadow and Bone trilogy, but it has nothing on this novel. With how much hype is surrounding this book I was oh so worried about reading it.
However if Six of Crows isn't my top pick for the year, it will without a doubt at least be in the top five.
It was amazing. SoC is a novel with six main characters, depending on how you look at it five plus perspectives, breath-taking flashbacks, seamless world building, and twists that will make your tits drop. Each one is so different from the other.
Each one is a different race, different background, and has so many layers. Each one has a handful of amazing different aspects, and things about them that will constantly surprise you. I can't believe I'm about to say this but Squad goals! We have Nina this wild-loud-in your face-curvy firecracker who will have you in stitches.
Matthias who is this perfectly wounded warrior who will surprise the crap out of you. Wylan who is this lovable nerdy cutie-pie that had me blushing for days. Jesper the comic relief.
And then there are my two favorites Kaz and Inej. Ahh just loved these two so much. These two gave me everything I wanted in characters and more. Inej background story is lovey, her physical appearance sounds both breathtaking and unique, and her set of skills are completely bad-ass. She is basically a freaking ninja. Oh God, and the stories and quotes from her father!!! Break my heart why dontcha. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet.
And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns you heart. Oh Kaz! He was my favorite of favorites. His thought, his flashbacks, his story, his composure, his street smarts, his everything.
I have none-zero-zip-nada complaints about him. How did Leigh managed to give us such a naughty character, make him have a limp, "force" him to wear gloves all the time, and still managed to have me swoon over him was beyond me.
I want to have his babies. His bad-ass babies. I really have no complaints character wise. All these characters and their personal stories will shock and then steal your heart. Each will give you a taste of who they are and what they have become and it is truly stunning.
I need to shut up about them before I spill all their secrets which I really want to do right about now. I do really want to comment on my favorite part of this book. This is something that others might have over looked, but it is something that meant a lot to me. That's Inej and Nina's friendship.
They aren't two girls that hate each other then become friends. They aren't two women who see each other as fierce competition or having to fight over a man. Real women pick each other up not tear each other down. I don't think people realize how important that truly is. This needs to be highlighted in more books. Even if the characters would have faltered they don't it wouldn't have mattered because the plot and world building are so solid. Every part of this book is flawless and demands your respect.
There wasn't a moment I wasn't on the edge on my seat. Leigh gives you all these twist and turns without leaving you guessing on what your surrounding look like. She's built a world with so many stunning features. SoC is go go go, nonstop action novel that wont let you up for air. It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions and Wtf just happened moments.
The first three parts of this book set the bait out, parts four and five has you snapping for the treat, and part six hooks and pulls you in. So many ground shaking moments. So many heart crushing scenes. And that ending!!!! You can't leave us hanging like this!!!!
OMG and I didn't even get to mention the romance!!!! I want to talk about it. Oh goodness do I want to talk about it! But I wont, and if you've ever read any of my review you know this is unheard of. I love love and not wanting to talk about it must only mean one thing That it's really really good! Even with the massive amount to sexual tense and stolen glances it still doesn't even overshadow the plot.
I'm not just talking about the romance with a certain pair, I'm talking romance among several. Like I can't even believe how much gooey lovey dovey moments she gives us and yet didn't drown us in it.
Perfect just perfect. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love, and I have been left a mess. View all 28 comments. Trickery is not my native tongue, but I may learn to speak it yet. I was scared to start Six of Crows. Honestly, though? I needn't have worried. This book is fantastic.
Shadow and Bone has been called fantasy-lite, but there is absolutely nothing about Six of Crows that warrants such a label. It's a sweeping epic tale with six main characters, five Trickery is not my native tongue, but I may learn to speak it yet.
It's a sweeping epic tale with six main characters, five perspectives, complex and detailed world-building that is seamlessly integrated into the story, flashbacks to the characters' histories, and a wonderful blend of darkness, magic, action, humour and romance.
In the hands of a less skilled author, this could have been a mess. But Bardugo crafts each of her characters with love and sensitivity, allowing them to be extremely badass, wicked sometimes, and unlikable in that multi-layered way that actually makes them completely likable.
In it, he saw the shame that came with gratitude, and he knew that in this brief moment, she was his mirror. These characters are thieves, convicts and runaways. Street gangs compete for territory and power. The author takes all these dark "real world" factors and infuses them with the supernatural. The comparisons to Oceans 11 are spot on. The plot is essentially about an action-packed, fast-paced heist. They must first break into a heavily-guarded prison and smuggle a convict out and then, with his help, they will attempt to break into the Ice Court - a place that has never been breached - all to get their hands on a LOT of money.
But all these characters have their own personal agendas too and because of the third person narrative we don't always know what they are.
As I mentioned, the characters are so so good. We have the leader - Kaz - who is an intimidating criminal prodigy with a secret past. We have the mixture of drama and humour offered by Jesper and Wylan. And there's the totally badass Inej: It allows us to view all these characters equally and also allows us to be constantly surprised.
I want to be clear that the romance never takes over the story; it feels natural and welcome when it surfaces, which isn't too often. In fact, I'd say Bardugo is a bit of a tease for most of the novel and I found myself shipping Matthias and Nina so hard. What did you do to me in your dreams? The lanterns swayed. His eyes were blue fire.
When can I get the next book? The heat of the incinerator wrapped around Inej like a living thing, a desert dragon in his den, hiding from the ice, waiting for her. It was as simple as that. The autumn leaf might cling to its branch, but it was already dead. The only question was when it would fall. Let go, Inej. Her father had taught her to climb, to trust the rope, the swing, and finally, to trust in her own skill, to believe that if The heat of the incinerator wrapped around Inej like a living thing, a desert dragon in his den, hiding from the ice, waiting for her.
Her father had taught her to climb, to trust the rope, the swing, and finally, to trust in her own skill, to believe that if she leaped, she would reach the other side. Would he be waiting for her there? Should she jump now or simply wait for her body to give out?
My mind is spinning. I tend to prefer simplicity in books. I hate a ridiculously complicated plot. I hate unnecessary characters. For the Young Adult genre, this book can best be described as epic , because.
It is complicated. It's like Ocean's Eleven for the YA fantasy crowd in the very best of ways. There are 6 main characters. Typically, that's 4 more than I'd like. The book's downfall is also what makes it great, and it's why I docked a star. It's epic. Perhaps too epic. Too complicated books tend to confuse me and let's face it, a large cast with different POVs tend to make it extremely confusing for the reader - and it is, to an extent, true in this book.
It is nonstop action with nary a moment to breathe. There is a cast of characters in the beginning, and by god, you'll need it. Sometimes I felt like I was memorizing things for a test. But the good is that the characters are all bad-ass. The packleader is an anti-hero, which, in my opinion, is the best kind of character. Kaz narrowed his eyes. And the book moves at a breakneck speed that'll guarantee the reader's interest. There's magic - naturally.
But a different kind of magic than such was found in the Grisha. The characters are well-written, they're a ragtag band of misfits, and not exactly friends, but all are united for a common mission, and most importantly, they each have a purpose.
There are no redundant, extraneous characters, but each character is doing this for their own reason. Four million kruge, freedom, a chance to return home.
Could she tell her mother and father the truth? What would they see when they looked at her? The female characters are kick-ass. They're feminine, but not useless.
They don't try too hard to be rebels to be bad-ass, to deny their own nature to prove they can play with the boys, they're just themselves There is romance, but so little of it, and what little there is felt natural and unobtrusive.
A blossoming from grudging tolerance to like, to possibly something more. But I consider this a great book, because the romance is not intrusive in any way. Every time she moved, the reindeer cloak parted, revealing a flash of round calf, white skin, the shadow between her breasts. It was deliberate. He knew it. She was trying to rattle him.
He needed to focus on the fire. Nina snorted and lay down in the nest of pelts, propping herself on one elbow. I just wanted to be warm. I promise not to ravish you in your sleep. Her grin was vicious. He knew he was meant to lie down next to her. The sun had set, and the temperature was dropping. View all 64 comments. Jun 30, Jessica Edwards rated it it was amazing Shelves: This took me awhile to write, but I've been meaning to write a long review for awhile. So here it is!
Six of Crows follows six teenagers living in the city of Ketterdam, a city of slums and crime lords. Kaz Brekker, an infamous thief also known as Dirtyhands is promised a very large sum of money to kidnap Bo Yul-Bayur, a scientist from the Ice Court.
The Ice Court is the most highly protected place in Fjerda, and Kaz won't be able to gatecrash it alone. He needs a crew. He recruits Inej Ghafa.
Inej is known for her ability to climb buildings and move across impossible terrain with extreme agility. She's quiet but strong, and she's got quite an interesting background. Inej was kidnapped from her family's caravan and sold to a brothel in Ketterdam.
When she eventually escaped, she entered into a contract with Per Haskell, a crime lord in Ketterdam. Inej's goal is to make enough money off of her work for Haskell to pay off her contract and return home to Ravka.
Next, Kaz recruits Jesper Fahey. He is the crew's sharpshooter. Jesper is a lighthearted and sarcastic character, who enjoys gambling a bit more than he should. Nina is the only trained Grisha in the crew. She is stuck in Ketterdam and is unable to go home. Nina is really confident and unapologetic of who she is. She's also loyal to her friends. Matthias a former Druskelle, soldiers from Fjerda. He has history with Nina as the two of them helped each other after a storm destroyed their ship, with the two of them developing a trust.
Nina betrays him which causes him to hate her, but he also loves her. Wylan is the son of a merchant. He serves as the brains of the operation. Wylan is an intelligent engineer and inventor. He's very shy and awkward because he's been isolated for most of his life, but slowly warms to the other members of the crew.
Can I just say, that this book is beautifully written. Each and every character in this book were likable and bad-ass, and they literally felt like real characters. Loved everything about this book! View all 34 comments. What a ride! This was exactly what I needed and so much more.
I'm tempted to give this a 4. This deserved the full 5 stars. I was a little unsure about the pacing somewhere around the middle of the book, but to be fair it was due to some of the character development, and the characters were my fave part so who am I to resist a little extra time getting to know them?
Nevertheless, this was so much fun. Loved the heist. Loved the world, especially after having read the Grisha trilogy, it was awesome to explore somewhere new.
They were all so intriguing with fascinating life stories. They were so distinctive as well, each had such a strong personality and I'm finding it impossible to narrow down to a favourite. I cannot wait to jump into Crooked Kingdom and see where the story and these characters take me. View all 8 comments. View all 12 comments.
Oct 15, Christine Riccio rated it it was amazing. View all 13 comments. Jun 23, Sasha Alsberg rated it it was amazing. This is the type of book that will blow you away with its words. View all 14 comments. Oct 17, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it it was amazing.
It was unexpectedly brilliant! View all 20 comments. Lindsey Albright I know right?! It was a daydream worthy book, if I've ever read one.
I recommend it to everyone, all the time. I see why the Hype Train is running full I know right?! I see why the Hype Train is running full steam.
Samia Same jesse same Apr 12, Mar 14, Katerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's a job for thugs and thieves. A bunch of anti-heroes. A dangerous scientist. A nation of witch hunters. Gang wars. And Leigh Bardugo. They have to break in an impenetrable fortress, free an important prisoner and try not to kill each other. Each of them has his own goals and ambitions, his own agenda, his own life story full of misery and pain.
And everything depends on them. Leigh Bardugo set the standards very high with the Grisha Trilogy, and in Six of Crows she did not disappoint. If you're looking for resemblances between the Grisha and this book you will not find any, besides the fact that both series take place in the same world.
Six of Crows is way darker , more mature and a little disturbing. And that's what makes it great. But darkness is not all you get.
There is an extremely high dose of sassiness and the dialogues are witty and crack you up. There is also romance , which doesn't overshadow the story but satisfies the hopeless romantics of the world including me, obviously. There are twists and turns, the world-building is excellent and solid and everything is woven perfectly. The characters All of them are fascinating.
They are not righteous or noble, their motives not always pure but you can't help but sympathize with them. He's the leader of this group, also known as Dirtyhands, feared by Ketterdam's underworld and not without a reason. You may cringe at his actions, even feel disgusted by them, his greed and his cruelty, but he is my favorite. Because he is brilliant, impossibly smart and daring and deep down he suffers, and he's only trying to make the pain stop.
Anyone willing to help? The hype about Six of Crows? It's totally worth it. Instagram Twitter Facebook BookNest View all 98 comments. Aug 20, Ben Alderson rated it it was amazing. View 2 comments. Jun 10, Victoria Aveyard rated it it was amazing. Mercy, Leigh, mercy. I hit myself in the head with this ARC too many times to count. Buckle up, folks, it's going be a razor-edged night. View all 7 comments. May 22, Steph Sinclair rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent novel is excellent.
Review to come. Jul 11, C. Drews rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read 3 is my tbr yelling furiously at me while it grows tall enough to block out the sun and yet I choose to reread Six of Crows for the third time? I also wanted to do a massive Grishaverse reread before King of Scars. I'm so so glad I did because ugh I love these six damaged kids.
They are such a messy tangle of kids forced to grow up so fast and so young -- and then they slip up with the cutest most dorky dialogue. I couldn't love it more. This book is seriously the best thing.
This is reread just confirmed to me that I am basically absolutely obsessed with the Grishaverse. Reread Thoughts: Omggg all the stars. Best life decision of ever. Although it had like 7 narrators??? Which was kind of annoying because I lvoed Kaz's narrator and absolutely hated Jesper's [he spoke like a slow melon] and Matthias' narratr made him sound like he was fifty-two years old.
Like I already knew I loved the little blackhearted demon I no longer hate Matthias!! Instead I really don't like Inej!! Um, yeah. Considering she used to be my second favourite character Inej is horribly selfish but it gets wrapped up in "I'm actually the best of you lot" sort of attitude and it stinks.
Her epiphany as she climbed that chimney and nearly died??? It was so tedious and self-obsessed. All her prayers and her better-than-thou attitude? It just really rubbed me. And I think she has very little respect for other people's needs. Okay, Kaz is a bastard. But he also has severe PTSD. But to Inej it's this whole "if you're going to wear armour, then there ain't nothing between us".
No no no. I think we need to talk about mental illness and how Kaz is a pretty prime candidate for trauma. He can't even let someone touch him even when he freaking wants to.
I thought Inej was pretty unfair and not understanding. And I didn't, um, notice his big crush on Kaz the first time.
My bad. I thought he just liked Wylan. Daaang that boy puts up a lot from these hooligans. I do so like him a lot better in this re-read too. Omg how did I hate Matthias before? He's a brute! And so rude! And has the collective thinking skills of a very small grapefruit! But yet his character development makes my heart beat omg. She loves food. I love food. The priorities here are life. Her sass! And cleverness! And relatableness! Um, let's not talk about my metaphor skills. I tried to time my re-read to finish when it released?
So off you pop. Go read it. I love anti-heroes. I love books that say they're going to be "dark and scary" and then they are so dark and scary. And glorious. And, wow. It's the kind of fantasy that will leave me doing the evil polka. Although, I have to admit I didn't love it as much as I thought I would for which reasons I'll explain in a second!
I think you'll appreciate the Grisha's themselves more, but this could totally be apart. Firstly, this puts the EPIC in epic fantasy. She's the "spider", acrobat, and hears and sees everything.
Shipping her with above very very aggressively. She's a Grisha! She's also a bit saucy and definitely sassy and EPIC. He is like a bulldozer and hates everything. The dorky comic relief and likes to shoot stuff. He and Jesper would make an adorable couple. But we're shipping 'em. I loved the characters I so totally did!!! They all had huge backstories and venerabilities and yet they were all icy and coldblooded at times.
I particularly loved Kaz because he was the mastermind. I have a thing for clever, tortured, bitter characters, okay?! Kaz also has a limp! Which, as I read in the author's note in the back, is a reflection of her So I felt that was really special that she was sharing her sufferings with a we readers, and b her main character.
Buuuuut, the characters is also where the book lost a star for me: Everyone narrates. Everyone has this massively complex backstory that just There were long pages of "telling" not "showing" their backstories. And 6 characters with long, complex backstories?! Plus I really don't think we needed to see from ALL their perspectives. It got tedious to me. Plus we didn't even get that much of Kaz!! Nina was awesome, but nunnhg Mattias. I wanted to read more about Kaz's story And the book is looooong.
Too long? I think if we'd had less backstory that would've helped move things along. Like I loved reading it, but often times when I put it down I just felt exhausted from trying to keep up and I wished it'd been more concise. I crave concise, okay?! Concise and I are my ultimate OTP. I have such a thing for heists, and I'm endlessly pleased it was such an epic plot! There is blood and villainy and things go wrong and characters nearly break in two.
And of course it does NOT have a good conclusion. Hellooooooooo cliff hanger. All in all, I loved it, but it lacked tightness for me. I loved the witty banter and the world building though omg this is world building done exquisitely right and I loved the nail biting ending. IT DID.
Definitely one of my favourite fantasies! That's why I'm still alive. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favourite flower, your favourite song, your favourite sweet. Only that boy earns your heart. I'm wondering if we can find some common ground. You should have drowned.
Nina nodded slowly. Impossible heist? Near death? Three million krunge waiting for you in Ketterdam? View all 43 comments.