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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows is and Young Adult Fantasy built around an epic heist.
It has an awesome setting. Very Scandinavian. I imagine Ketterdam to be like Amsterdam. I’ve never been to that part of the world, but I imagine that is where the author found her inspiration for the setting.
The 6 main characters are very different and interesting people with complicated back stories that turn everything about the book into a question of loyalty. The more you get inside their heads, the more you realize how little you know about them. I kept asking myself, “is Kaz a good or bad person? In the end, will he do the right/honorable thing?”
Here’s what I struggled with:
- The chapters are long enough that when I finished one and read the next, I had left the story being told by the other POV’s and forgotten them. It took me a very LONG time to start caring about the book. I will give it some slack and say that I didn’t spend a lot of time reading during the beginning. A chapter here and there. But I was able to put it down and not care to pick it up again. In fact, it wasn’t until page 143 that I actually cared to keep reading (There was a hint of a love interest FINALLY, and I love my romantic story lines).
- I loved all the points of view, but I kept wanting to read more from one person or another. And then it would switch and take f o r e v e r to get back to that story line.
That being said, I ended up enjoying the book. The author ended the first story well and set it up for the next few books. I want to say that I will read them. I probably will ( I need to see how my love interests end up) but I’m not sure I’d read the first one again to prepare for book 2, maybe just the last half.
After all, Kaz Brekker clawed his way into my heart and I do actually care what happens to him 🙂
Have you read the book? What were your thoughts?