Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review

Hello, book lovers! 💕

The following is from Goodreads:

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 is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.


I’m going to start off by saying that I didn’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy before reading this book. I had read the first book in that series but hadn’t continued on. I really didn’t have much interest in finishing that series, which is why it took me so long to read this book. I wasn’t sure if it was absolutely crucial to read that before reading Six of Crows. But I read it, and while there were some things that I wasn’t as familiar with (like some terms used in the world) if I had read the previous trilogy, I wasn’t completely lost.

I was immediately invested in these characters when I first started reading. I became devoted in their stories and the heist that they were thrown into together. The characters were honestly the main aspect of the book that I really enjoyed. I found them all equally enjoyable for the most part, and they were all extremely distinct from one another. But of course I had favorites.

I absolutely loved Kas and his backstory the most. Every time there was a flashback, I was completely immersed. I loved learning backstories of characters, and Kas is no different. It gave him such depth and made my love and sympathy for him grow even more. I also really enjoyed Nina’s character. Just her powers in general were really interesting to read about.

The world that Leigh Bardugo created was intriguing; it was rich and vivid and full of life. I felt like I was with the characters while they went on the heist. She was really good at describing the setting with each place that the group went.

I can definitely see where all the hype comes from. I honestly don’t know why I took so long to pick this up. Besides the fact that I hadn’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy before this. Either way, I’m really glad that I did because it was such a fun ride. I will definitely be picking up the sequel very soon.

I’m sure a lot of you guys have already read this book. What did you think of this book? Did your expectations live up to the hype that is surrounding it? I’d love to know your thoughts on the book in the comments below!

Published by The Reading Addict

I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

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