Book Discussion: Six of Crows

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Oh my god the feels.

Okay.

Okay.

I’m ready.

Synopsis

Led by professional thief Kaz Brekker, six outcasts set out for an impossible mission to the very well-secured Ice Court: to steal a scientist who created a dangerous drug capable of amplifying a Grisha’s powers, making them downright lethal.

The sharp tang of gunpowder already hung in the air—and along with it a question, unspoken in the quiet, as if the Reaper himself awaited the answer: How much blood will be shed tonight?

Six of Crows,  Leigh Bardugo

My impressions

OH MY GOD THE FEELS.

This was way too good. The characters were all so different and awesome in their own way (but of course my very favourite is Kaz, I mean … Kaz.) I loved how even though not everyone was a Grisha, everyone had a particular skill that made them essential to the mission. (Inej was just awesome, right?) And their backstories were all beautifully woven through at meaningful moments of the story.

This novel is filled with action. Their mission hasn’t officially started that enemies are attacking them—and they have such a crapload of enemies it’s hard to keep count, and impossible to get bored.

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I was afraid I would have a hard time with this world’s vocabulary at first, since I haven’t read Bardugo’s first trilogy, Shadow and Bone, but I had no problem at all diving into this world. (I’m having a lot of issues getting out of it now, though, and I really need to get my hands on Crooked Kingdom first thing tomorrow.)

I looooved the Ice Court. I was so stressed when they finally got there. I had that same feeling I had when Katniss first enters the arena in The Hunger Games. I had no clue what to expect and kept praying everything would go well even though it was doomed to be a nightmare. The Ice court was a great setting, and the descriptions were amazing.

“It really does look like the rings of a tree,” she said.

“No,” Kaz said. “It looks like a target.”

Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

The one thing I didn’t really like was the first chapter. It felt more like a prologue to me, with characters that didn’t really matter to the story, and I’m not very fond of prologues in general. So. Yeah. Can we skip to Kaz already, please? (The first sentence was funny though.)

But I loved everything else in Leigh Bardugo’s novel. And, from the major cliff-hanger at the end, I take it she has a badass sequel to offer. (If I could just get my hands on it now.)


That’s it for me! Now I want to know what you thought of it.

Who was your favourite character?

Did you trust Kaz to get them out of the Ice Court alive?

Have you read the Shadow and Bone trilogy? Is it really different from Six of Crows?

What was your favourite scene? (I personally adored it when Kaz went CRAZY after seeing Inej injured.)

Thanks for reading everyone! I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Book Discussion: Six of Crows

  1. Loved this book so much! I agree that the first chapter was the weakest–wasn’t sure I was going to get/like it at first. Have you read Crooked Kingdom yet?? I think I liked it even better. SO many feelings. The characters are so well constructed and smart and I love them all.

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