Book Reviews

Six of Crows: book review (spoiler-free)

Hey Guys I’m gonna kick off my blog with a book review of Six of Crows. Six of crows is quite a hyped YA (young adult) novel, it was released back in 2017 and is written by Leigh Bardugo.

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In summary Six of Crows is about Kaz Brekker one of our main protagonist who is a criminal prodigy and part of a gang called The Dregs . He then is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams, but he cant do it alone, he recruits 5 other members. Inej (A spy known as the Wraith), Jesper (A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.), Nina (A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.), Wylam (A runaway with a privileged past.), Matthias (A convict with a thirst for revenge). Together they find a way to break into “The ice Court” the most high security prison in Ketterdam, Six dangerous outcast. What could go wrong?

 4.0 – 4.5 🌟

· Before I get into this book review I would like to say a few things. This is a spoiler-free book review so don’t worry. Also If i do not like this book it’s not something towards you that is just my opinion.

 

I bought this book before I knew all the hype it surrounded it. Then when I looked it up on bookish instagram (bookstagram) I read a lot of reviews which were all between 4.5 – 5 /5. So i imagined that it was a pretty good book. Everyone has a book that they love even if sometimes they’re not as good as we think they are either because they hold something dear in our hearts or because you just really loved or connected to the book . Well reading  the reviews to Six Of Crows i imagined  that this book was going to change my life. A few months passed and I hadn’t read it up until about a month ago when i finally picked it up and read it.


If you don’t know Leigh Bardugo also wrote a trilogy called “The Grishaverse trilogy” it includes “Shadow and bone” “Seige and Storm” and finally “Ruin and RisingRelated image-lovely photo by carmensreadingcorner

Basically both “The grisha trilogy” and SoC take place in the same world i suggest you read “Shadow and Bone” first to grasp everything. Of course this is merely a suggestion you can dive right into SoC if you’d like. If you guys want a full review of the grisha trilogy please leave me a comment.


Back to the review; So I really liked the book I found that the plot was super interesting and the character-building was good, the dynamic and the feels of the book were on point, but there were a few things that bothered me; I found that sometimes it dragged on and yes the plot was very intricate,  but I felt they could have made it shorter in some areas. Next thing is that I was confused in some parts. It’s very likely that its me and has nothing to do with the book because I do tend to get lost in complicated plots but if you are like me, be careful. My last thing is that I found that some of the characters acted very mature and that maybe the book should also be advertised as an adult book but that’s my personal opinion.

Now why I rated it a 4~4.5 I personally overhyped myself for this book. As I was trying to explain before the amount of hype surrounding this book is excessive and I just expected the very best of best. Don’t get me wrong its a really good book but just not one that I’m currently obsessed over. Since I was setting my expectation very high I wasn’t enjoying the book and at the end felt disappointed when I should have been happy that I read a good book .If you decide to pick up this book my best suggestion is don’t expect too much. I know its hard to think about now that it’s in your mind but just relax and read. If you adore it well that’s amazing you found a new favourite book ,if you enjoyed it, well good for you, you finished another book!


So that’s my review if you liked it please go give it some love, and i’ll write a new post soon.

Happy reading

-Cezanne

 

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