Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date: 29 September 2015
Brief Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
- Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)
- Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
- Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first. (Courtesy of Goodreads)
My Rating: 5 out of 5 flowers! If you want to read my full review, click here!
Why I think this is a must-read: This book reminded me why I love reading. The story followed me around long after I had finished it, and I rushed out to buy the sequel the day it was released. I hadn’t done that since the Harry Potter series. Leigh Bardugo did an amazing job creating a wonderfully complex cast of misfits perfect for this epic adventure. Her attention to detail and skillful manipulation of the written word will draw you in and hold you hostage even after the last page has been turned. And even if fantasy normally isn’t your thing, this is the perfect book with which to try something new!
A Favorite Quote: “Some people see a magic trick and say, “Impossible!” They clap their hands, turn over their money, and forget about it ten minutes later. Other people ask how it worked. They go home, get into bed, toss and turn, wondering how it was done. It takes them a good night’s sleep to forget all about it. And then there are the ones who stay awake, running through the trick again and again, looking for that skip in perception, the crack in the illusion that will explain how their eyes got duped; they’re the kind who won’t rest until they’ve mastered that little bit of mystery for themselves. I’m that kind.”
Have you read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? What did you think?