Six Reasons to Read Six of Crows










Alright friends, I’m back and ready to dish out my EXTRAORDINARY LOVE for Six of 
Crows. Which I read two months ago. Or something like that. I don’t quite remember, but either way I can’t recommend this little wonder enough.

The hype for this was unreal throughout the summer months and I admit, I’ve never read The Grisha Trilogy – but this is irrelevant and you don’t have to start there. If you have no desire to read the aforementioned trilogy, I highly suggest you pick up this novel. I suppose now would be a good time to delve into my six reasons you should totally and immediately read this book.


the characters

These characters are EVERYTHING I have been searching for. Badass. Cunning. Intelligent. Hilarious. What more could you want from fictional people?! *ahem, rhetorical question*

Kaz is the ring leader and mastermind of the group. He is incredibly ruthless yet somehow that made him more dimensional and likeable. I adore him, but his perspective was probably my least favorite to read.

Inej is the Wraith (which I had to google because um, I’m not up to date with my vocabulary) and I thoroughly appreciated her. She grounded Kaz, putting him in his place when need be. Also, she had her own agenda that she never forgot about so I applaud her!! Plus she and Nina are one of the best female duos of ever.

Nina is a Grisha aka she has a special power. This woman might as well be my spirit animal. She was sassy, risqué, and relatable. Girl, you go ahead and eat as many toffees as you want!

Matthias is the muscle of the group and out of everyone, I’d say he had the biggest internal struggle. His first scene brought me to tears.

Jesper is the comic relief and sharpshooter. I love him more than some people love chocolate. The shit he said had me rolling. One of my favorite perspectives to read from.

Wylan is…well, I can’t quite say what he is without giving away the reason he’s there. But unlike a lot of other peeps I know, I enjoyed his character! I thought he served the plot in a positive manner considering he doesn’t even have his own perspective.


the massive heist

Confession: I’ve never read any books revolving around heists, but I’ve seen plenty of movies. I think the way Leigh Bardugo described the actual heist scenes was unbelievably effective. I would imagine that it’s BEYOND difficult to make a heist seem interesting and cohesive through writing as opposed to actual visuals used in movies. Also, before I read this, all I could think of was the heist from Fast Five (which was amazing). Thankfully, this was super different and original in its own way.


the slight romance

Okay, so there wasn’t one romance, there were multiple romances with incredible complexity. They were beautiful and fulfilling and not distracting whatsoever. I’m starting to realize that I don’t need romances in books to be front and center. They’re just a bonus.


the multiple POVs

Everyone and their best friends are usually in agreement when it comes to the multiple perspectives: they think it’s TOO MUCH. I, on the other hand, happen to disagree. I thought they were amazing. I haven’t read many books with multiple POVs but this was done so beautifully and the transitions were fluid yet every character had their own voice. Ugh, I don’t think it would have been as good without all of the perspectives we were given.


the fantastical world

I think this constitutes as epic fantasy which makes sense because, yeah, it was pretty damn EPIC if you ask me. Aside from that, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to keep up with the different places such as Kerch and Ravka, not having read Bardugo's other books that take place in the Grishaverse. 


the quote worthy writing

I am ecstatic and desperate to read the next installment because the writing left me in awe. Bardugo has a true gift when it comes to her craft. I’ve heard from many reliable sources that her writing improved drastically from The Grisha Trilogy and that makes my heart happy. It’s always awesome to hear people say that an author’s writing is improving – that’s the hope! She created vastly real characters in a detailed world that will leave you stunned. I especially loved the one-liners, witty banter, and bitter vibes. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this much or stopped to smirk while reading a book.




time to talk...

So BASICALLY, I need everyone to read this book as soon as possible. We can then chat and fangirl until the next book is released. Who were your favorite characters and why?! Did you love the dark, nitty grittiness that is Six of Crows? Were you pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised by this book? If you have anything else you’d like to add, PLEASE do so in the comments section below! I’d love to hear what y’all think!
rating

★★★★★
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7 comments on Six Reasons to Read Six of Crows

  1. THIS BOOK.

    THIS.

    BOOK.

    It was literally everything.

    The romance? Perfect. It wasn't fast - they were slow burns which I love because THEY SLOWLY KILL MY FEELS AND I JUST WANT THEM TO KISS AND STUFF. Sorry. Caps.

    The characters - honest to goodness they were fantastic. Especially Kaz.

    The world building was so well done. She did a great job making sure this series stands alone without the help of the other books. There are some references to the other series, but really minor ones which are more like inside jokes. Honestly this is so much better than the Grisha trilogy, in my opinion.

    So yeah. SO HAPPY YOU LOVED THE BOOK! I can't wait till Crooked Kingdom comes out - I NEED MORE OF THE SHIPS.

    - Claudia at PenMarkings

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    1. PREACH! I totally, wholeheartedly agree with everything you just said. This book was close to perfection for me.

      And yassss!! The romances were exactly what I've been waiting for in Young Adult Fiction. I'm so incredibly happy that (almost) everyone had previous connections to one another because it wasn't just insta-love; they were always developing and evolving which I couldn't get enough of!

      I've also heard from many people who have read the Grisha trilogy that Six of Crows was far better. But I still think I might give it a go. I'd like to see how Leigh Bardugo's writing has progressed from book to book.

      Anywhoozers, thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. I appreciate it more than you could imagine. We should freak the frick out and fangirl together once the release of Crooked Kingdom gets closer! I also NEED more of the ships!

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  2. I LOVE THIS POST! six of crows was an AMAZING book, and i love all of the points you made. the characters were such a great crew, and i liked how you said that the romance was just a bonus.

    my personal favorites were kaz and inej, by the way. GREAT POST :)))

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    1. Thank you so much Nisha! That means a lot to me and you are too kind! I'm glad to hear that you loved this book just as much as me [plus a shit ton of other people] hahaha (:

      Ooh and yes, Kaz and Inej were such refreshing characters so I totally understand why they're your favorites!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment.

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  3. I never thought I would be one to enjoy heist novels, I kind of avoid them like the plague...but this book was sooo good! I loved how the heist was done, and I think that in part was Bardugo's fabulous characters!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, Amber! But I'm extremely happy to hear that there's another one of us in the world who enjoyed this book!!! Glad we're both on the same page in terms of the heist and characters. Leigh Bardugo really knew what she was doing with this story. Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Yes! Yes! Yes! Six of Crows was my fave book of 2015 and I just want everyone to read it. Cover to cover this book held me enthralled and I every single person should experience it! Glad you loved it too!

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