Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (USA) (September 2015)

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.
 This is one of the best books I read in 2015. Without a doubt.

I have gotten into a monthly habit of ordering a few new releases from Raru.com once a month or so as I am too impatient to wait for them to hit the local market. I suppose I could get the ebooks, but I am just not that kind of girl. I also have a huge thing for US hardcover editions because they look pretty and smell nice.

Anyway. Moving along.

Six of Crows is one of those books that was seriously hyped and came with the risk of being a huge letdown. Rest assured that this is, finally, a book worthy of all the great reviews. It is filled with a cast of awesome, unique characters, a smattering and romance and all the vibes of a fantastical version of The Italian Job (sans Mini Coopers).

I am not going to say any more as i really don't want to spoil any details.

If you are a fan of Fantasy (think Throne of Glass) then you should pick this up. I also recommend getting the US Hardcover version off Raru as it's only fractionally more expensive but is completely gorgeous with black-lined pages and quality binding.

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