Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
If you like fantasy+new world+quest+great heist, look no further.
An excellent read.
It’s the first book I read from Leigh Bardugo, so I wasn’t familiar with the Grishaverse. Warning: the beginning takes a little getting used to if you haven’t read the Shadow and Bones trilogy (which I hadn’t), especially with all the characters, world building, and languages. Also, the first chapter felt more like a prologue to me (I like prologues, I never skip them… I just like to know it’s one before I read it as a chapter 1, if that makes sense).
Nonetheless, the pacing, narration, dialogue, and descriptions were all great! The immersion in this new world is smooth and flawless. The plot is full of surprises and twists, and I loved it. The stakes were so high that I was on the edge of my seat for most of the time, and I loved it!!! I can’t say it enough… 🙂
There is no character out of place. All are extremely well-developed, and their growth throughout the book isn’t forced. I couldn’t get enough of the relationships’ building, banter, and the lack of love triangles (I’m so thankful, Leigh Bardugo, I always dread those). By the end of the book, that group of misfits felt like dear old friends. I wish I could tag along with them in their next adventures.
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