Synopsis: 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.
Review: Six of Crows is a novel set in the same world as Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy. It is not necessary to read her first works to understand the Grisha world as Bardugo is excellent at world building. Some readers may find the beginning slow if they are familiar with Bardugo’s Grisha. I loved how gritty these characters were! Kaz “Dirtyhands” Brekker is intriguing and full of surprises. The way that Bardugo revealed his backstory was rewarding mixed amongst the fast paced adventure. Inej may have been my favorite character. I wanted her silent abilities and her strength to not settle for anything less than what she wants. Her relationship with Nina was also a highlight; strong females that may have started as enemies who build each other up was refreshing. The romance aspect to the story was also very well done! So subtle and not “in your face” as is commonly done in YA. Bardugo shines in her ability to maintain the third person. Each character’s POV was clear and individual. Her transitions between characters brought out the plot twists in a fantastic way. I also noted the growth in Bardugo’s writing. I enjoyed this story more than the Grisha Trilogy (Ruin and Rising was my favorite). I’m really looking forward to the sequel, Crooked Kingdom due to release this September!