Published: Henry Holt and Company, September 25th, 2015
Source: Hardcover, purchased
How I Felt: *runs in circles screaming*
OH MY GOSH WHAT EVEN IS THIS BOOK??? I cannot right now. Don't touch me.
I listened to this alternating between reading the physical book and listening to the audio and I loved this experience so so much. I really enjoyed connecting the voices of the narrators with the character's voices in my head.
This has got to be one of the best heist stories I have ever read. It was full of suspense and twists, and as the reader, the characters don't let on as to what they're doing right away and the mystery is so wonderfully frustrating because once you figure it out everything falls into place and it feels amazing. (So much rambling at this point ha!)
Okay, this took me a little bit longer to read because I kept putting the book down towards the beginning. The set up of Kaz and the Dregs and the world building was a little slow going at first because of all the new information and I was a little impatient. But once everything clicked together and we got to talking about the heist I diD NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF MY PRECIOUS CHILDREN.
The suspense in this book, my goodness. I couldn't breathe I was literally holding my breath hoping everyone would make it out alive.
I loved how we thought the world was falling apart and everyone was doomed and then Kaz would say "Haha psych! Part of my plan succahssss" Too many emotions, please don't do this to me.
I really liked the crew. I loved how diverse and unique each of them were. I could clearly tell who's perspective I was reading from and I loved each of the characters in their own way. When a book with multiple perspectives is written poorly, the characters' voices tend to blur together but that was not the case here and it was perfect.
Honestly, this book is just a masterpiece. Pure genius. There are so many layers of mystery and it's full of twists. GAAAHHH
While you don't have to read the Grisha trilogy to understand this one, there are a few nods to what happened in those books and I enjoyed every single one of them. Precious Nikoli.
I love Kaz so much. But my heart broke for Inej. And I will say that I ship Nina and Matthias so hard it's not even funny. I swear if anything happens to them I will lose my MIND.
I also loved getting to see each character's backstory. I thought the flashbacks were timed well and didn't interfere with any tense action sequences. It made me love my new children more.
Now how does one choose a favourite character? How do I choose between my children?? I love them all so much but I do love Matthias. Always the brooder.
The writing was beautiful, it all connected, every little detail is important, twists and twists and awesomeness and heists and tears and stress and perfection. That is what this book is. I enjoyed this immensely. I want an infinite amount of books like this.
Overall, I (obviously) loved this book so much. Definitely worth the hype and worth the read. I highly recommend you read it if you haven't already. Leigh Bardugo is a genius and has ruined my life in the best way with this book. I need the second book right this second. (I'm so excited for that Wylan P.O.V.) Just fantastic!
- “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
- “I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.”
- “When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
- “It's not natural for women to fight."
"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”
- “No Mourners. No Funerals.”
- “I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.”
- "If you can't beat the odds, change the game."
Thanks for reading!
*Info on book taken from Goodreads.com*
*Images taken from Google.ca
*Quotes taken from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and Goodreads.com