5 Stars ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.
Wow, what a well written book. I loved this book from start to finish. It was a very interesting concept and was written from multiple point of views.
We’ve got 6 main characters and some secondary characters that become important as the book progresses. At first glance I thought I was going to be very confused by the multiple point of views, because how do you keep up with that many different people and what they are thinking and feeling at the same time. However, once I got into it, I really enjoyed the many POV’s because each POV gave a different background story and I got to know the characters I was reading about and routing for.
So, I’m going to do this review a little differently so I don’t give away too much from the book and wrack it for those who haven’t read it yet. Instead of ideas on what I thought of the book, im going to do an introduction to the characters mentioned in the book. Let’s start with….
Kaz: also known as Dirtyhands. He’s a notorious thief, has built himself quite the reputation at a young age, is as dangerous as they come and is clever as a fox. I loved Kaz’s story, it broke my heart at times but gave me an insight to why he’s the way he is. Loved his scheming ways and the loyalty he had to his crew.
Inej: also known as the Wraith. Couple of weeks ago I had participated in a Top 5 Wednesday post and the topic was Characters Who’s Fitness Routine you want… I had just started this book then so I didn’t know a whole lot about Inej yet however on all the posts I saw on topic her name was mentioned. Now I understand why!!! Her agility, and flexibility and the ability to be so quick and quiet on her feet that no one knows she’s even around makes her one of the most feared spies and Kaz’s right hand person.
Jesper: also known as the Sharpshooter. Jesper was a fun character to read about. I think he lightened the mood a lot with his witty comments and constantly teasing manner. He’s very good with guns and not very good at gambling.
Nina: also known as the Heartrender. She’s the one known Grisha of the group. I quite enjoyed reading about Nina. Her story is a patriotic one and since I’m all about one for all and all for one and ‘everything in the name of country’ myself, her story spoke to me, along with Matthias’.
Matthias: also known as the convict. He is strong, stubborn, set in his ways and military. He is also in love with the one person that’s seen as a witch/demon by his people and is against everything he believes in. Nina and Matthias’ story just put butterflies in my belly.
Wylan: also known as the runaway. Wylan may not be the biggest and brightest of the group but he’s still a valued addition. He proves his worth to the group and is accepted and loved by all of them. His story was rather sad for me but the way he rose above was amazing.
I loved all the scheming and fighting and the closeness of the group. If I had to knock anything of this book, it would be the fact that characters are all supposed to be 17 years old, however, the way they acted made them seem so much older than they are. However, I loved the story and the story telling so much that I’m still giving it a 5 star review.
Have you read Six of Crows? What did you think? Tell me your ideas!!! I hope you all like reading this review as much as I did writing it.