Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

93%

11 Critic Reviews

This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

 

About Leigh Bardugo

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Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.
 
Published September 29, 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 479 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Six of Crows
All: 11 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
on Jun 29 2015

Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jul 10 2015

This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Nava4 on Jan 21 2016

I adored reading this book and I’m still very much in love with it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the idea of an intriguing fantasy world, a dazzling heist and protagonists that are resplendent in their individuality and characterisation.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Lifeissweetinbooks on Dec 01 2015

Halfway through the book I finally understood the plot and I was drawn in. I love how Bardugo writes about the characters’ past because it makes the character more realistic and as a reader you can connect with the characters.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Wanderer378 on Nov 13 2015

It is truly impossible to get bored or groan at certain parts because everything is flabbergasting! The pacing and writing make this book package even more exceptional, it is also easy to follow and understand.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by XoXo, Bookworm_96 on Nov 11 2015

I absolutely LOVED Six of Crows. Reading it was like getting sucked into this whirlpool of emotions and that feeling of falling hopelessly in love with a whole new host of characters, however imaginary they might be – and loving every second of it!

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by ItWasLovelyReadingYou on Oct 02 2015

If I didn’t have a proof copy, I’d shower the world with quotes from this book; and the fact that I have to wait so long for the next book is painful to think about. Six Of Crows was even better than the Grisha trilogy – who even knew that was possible!

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by ShadowKissed Hannah on Sep 30 2015

When an author creates such an exciting and exotic world with so many cultures and lands, you hope and pray that they’ll continue to write ANYTHING set in said world...All in all, I adored this book. It was everything I wanted it to be, and I can’t wait for more.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by HorseLover3000 on Sep 29 2015

I would recommend Six of Crows to anyone and everyone, especially those who are fans of the Grisha Trilogy and fantasy in general.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Pipkia5 on Sep 21 2015

In this book, Bardugo shows her talent as a writer in full, mixing brilliant settings with a heart-pounding plot and unforgettable characters.

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NPR

Above average
Reviewed by Jason Sheehan on Oct 01 2015

...seemingly bottomless bag of felonious tricks (and occasional murderous impulses) just way too hard-bitten even for this world. But it's still an impressive world. Bardugo has created a grimy fantasy with a thin blank-punk veneer laid over the top.

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