I’ve joined the hype train a little late, but I’m so glad I did! Six of crows is a book I would recommend to anyone if I’m being honest, but especially those of us who love a bit of fantasy and a heist! There’s a lot to this book that I loved, especially the world building and plot Leigh Bardugo has created. For those of you who love fantasy, I have done a few other reviews on other amazing authors like Cassandra Clare and Sarah J Maas.
There are six main characters ( Kaz, Wylan, Jesper, Nina, Inej and Matthias) and they all have very different but distinct personalities. As a reader, I could definitely tell when the chapter POV changed! Usually, when a book is told from different perspectives, I want to skip some chapters as there are just some other characters that I prefer. However, in six of crows this wasn’t really the case! Although I still have favourites! The dialogue was fun to read about, despite the plot being a little serious, humor still found its way in this book!
The Main Six
Kaz Brekker is the sort of character who doesn’t have a moral compass and is incredibly hard to read. But his mastermind is fun to read about and I definitely got Thomas Shelby, peaky blinders vibes. It’s hard to think he is 17,after how mature and intelligent he is. But having a dark past and living in a place like Ketterdam, it is understandable. Reading from his POV was interesting to get an insight of him, although he comes across as hard to read, Kaz does care about the other 5 in his own way.
Inej Ghafa is someone who I admired a lot in this book. Her optimistic attitude and how strong she is despite everything she has been through is not something you read often in books. Her experiences shaped her, but she never let them bring her down and accepted all the good and bad that has happened to her.
Wylan Van Eck
Wylan is one of those characters who are practically cinnamon rolls but you shouldn’t mess around with. His character development was pretty cool to read about, he comes across as just a timid rich boy but his fierce personality comes through when it comes to protecting the people he cares about.
Jesper is a goofy character, brings the banter to the table and has the ability to lighten up a situation. But like all the others, he is complex and his POV was fascinating to read about, it felt like he had the birds eye view of everyone. I definitely think that without him, six of crows would not be complete!
Nina is basically that strong, fierce, confident character we all know and love. Yet, she could be considered to be a cinnamon roll too as she really just craves her home and ordinary life experiences. One of the most relatable characters especially with her love of food and again, she is pretty complex too.
The only character in six of crows which took me some time to warm up to. He is pretty stuck on the opinions he has grown up with, so to see him struggle and fight those is quite something. He did always want to do what was right, although sometimes it was hard to understand that.
The originality, uniqueness and incredible plot that Leigh Bardugo has created. I’m so glad that this is being made into a TV series on Netflix, it really deserves a lot of love. It’s fast paced and there was never a dull moment. This book has made it on to my list of all time faves, I highly recommend you all read it! I love how each characters past was incorporated in the chapters too, everything flowed and made sense.
In conclusion, if you couldn’t tell by my slight fangirling, this book is 5 stars and beyond! The sequel crooked kingdom is amazing too and I’ll be sure to have a review of that out very soon! If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know your thoughts! And on my Instagram, if you want more fangirling, then that is the place to go!