I recently reread the duology and I am not exaggerating when I say that this is easily one of my favorite series ever.
The review might contain mild spoilers.
Ketterdam is the spot for international trades – anything can be traded and found for the right price. No one knows that better than Kaz Brekker – who has been offered a chance at a deadly heist that will make him richer than he ever thought possible.
The trick is that he can’t pull it off alone.
His crew is full of outcasts – a sharpshooter who can hardly resist a gamble, a convict seeking revenge, a runaway, a Wraith, a Grisha in hiding and a thief.
What will happen first? Will they survive the heist or kill each other in the process?
What I liked about the book: I really like the world-building in Six of Crows and I believe that this expansion on the Grisha world had a real improvement on the writing. The characters are fantastic too, all with their intricate stories and their dynamics. Obviously, I adore Kaz and Inej, and Nina is my absolute queen. The story is told in a fascinating way and the deeper you get into it, the more it sucks you in if that makes any sense. The characters are all very different from each other and yet their chemistry is undeniable as is their glow-up, especially in the second book.
What I didn’t like about the book: I found it initially a bit difficult to get into – the first few chapters were difficult to make sense of in the beginning but they tie with the story pretty well.
Six of Crows is the first book that I’ve read that is about a gang and that deals with the underworld of a city and that has both so much action and even a heist! I highly recommend it to everyone even if you tried to read The Grisha Trilogy and it wasn’t your cup of tea, Six of Crows is everything! I am very excited about the show that is coming on Netflix hopefully soon because from all that I’ve seen, they have cast the actors spot on!
Have you read books similar to Six of Crows?