review: six of crows

I started reading Six of Crows with very high expectations, because nearly everyone i know who has read it had absolutely loved it and kept telling me i had to read it. I hated that I fell for this trap, because perhaps i would have enjoyed it a lot more than i did if i had dived in with no expectations.

Regardless, i still really enjoyed the book. It felt great to get back into the Grisha world after having read the Grisha trilogy. It might have taken me longer to get used to the worldbuilding if I wasn't already familiar with the Grisha system. However, i expected Six of Crows to be fast paced and action packed from the start. It wasn't. It was pretty slow for the first few chapters, and with how busy i was while starting this it took me about a week to really get into the book. But once i was into it, it was difficult to put down. Oh yeah, 4.5 stars for me!:D

Synopsis 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 are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

Although i had a problem with the slow start, i did appreciate that the story gradually got better and better. The plot was simple; break into a top security prison and get out. But getting to go through the entire journey of assembling the crew for the heist, planning it to great detail, going through it with all the wrong turns and discovering the plot twists was such a thrill. I also thought that it was great that as we were brought into the main plot, we were also introduced to the characters' past, which brought everything deeper when you begin to understand why the characters are the way that they are. At the same time, it felt like we were reading multiple stories that all led to a main one.

I think Leigh Bardugo did a great job in writing so many POVs in one book. I enjoyed reading all the characters' views and didn't struggle too much in distinguishing one character's POV from another's because all of them were unique. Each POV wasn't too long either, which kept things interesting and flowing forward. 

I love ALL of the characters in the crew! It took a bit of time to really care for each of them, but in the end it was hard not to. I think my favourite character is Kaz though, because he's just the coolest. 

You can definitely see how a team with zero initial chemistry starts to really work together and start caring for one another. I love the characters individually, i love them with their love interest and i love them when they're all together. I SHIP ALL THE COUPLES EQUALLY!

"Maybe i liked your stupid face!"
>favourite line in the entire book. SO CUUTE!


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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Kamalia has read 15 books toward her goal of 50 books.