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Review: Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all."

Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Book 1 of Six of Crows Series

Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Heist, Adventure

I totally read this in preparation for the Netflix show and I can finally understand why everyone is obsessed with these characters. Leigh Bardugo did a good job in her debut novels, Shadow and Bone opened up this world of magic and mayhem. However, Six of Crows takes her writing and her development as an author into a whole new level. From the deep and raw characteristics of the characters to the overall feel of the story, it brings readers closer to the action and makes us feel even closer to the characters.

If you are like me and jumped into the Six of Crows fandom a little late, I urge you to give them a try. I am a fan of heists and I feel that the adventure aspect in this book was thrilling. Topped with the characterization of all the characters that Bardugo presents and you have a one of a kind and brilliant experience.

Six of Crows is the story of the most dysfunctional team of thieves and criminals who all team up to solve the impossible crime. Through the adventure we get to know the intricacies of the team and how they background has affected the way they are in the world of today. Kaz is the leader of the group and his past is dark and stormy. Losing his brother at a young age (and traumatizing way), he gained a limp and an aversion in regards to touching people. Inej has worked for a madam until Kaz breaks her out of that horrible life of secrets and defilement and makes her an asset, however their relationship is evidently more than that but there are too many wall they both have built and they have a strong fear to put them down. These two were my favorite characters, however Nina and Matthias and Jesper and Wylan aid the story incredibly. Everyone plays their part and it increases the way the story unfolds.

The Grishaverse is a magical world that deserves all the love it gets. Not only is the story brilliant, but the characters are diverse and raw. They suffer, they put walls and are unable to feel the love they deserve. To top the stories of the show has been incredible in showing the world and the strength it has as a book and a cinematic experience.

“No mourners. No funerals.”

--- 4.5 stars ---