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.
Rereading this by listening to the audio book, and it’s glorious and joyful. I love everything about it. I like that there’s a wide cast in the audio recording too.
Anyway, as I haven’t reviewed Six of Crows before, here we go. I truly do adore this series and this book. I love plots and schemes and heists, and anti heroes, so I think I was always going to.
I adore each of the six main characters too. Kaz, with his darkness and ruthlessness, truly is a bastard of the barrel. I love his backstory and his growing feelings for Inej in this. Inej, my beautiful and strong little wraith. So stabby and yet so sweet. Nina, my waffle living queen, she is a girl after my own heart. Even if the ups and downs or her and Matthias are more complicated than I’d like. Matthias is probably my least favourite if only because his feelings are so all over the place, but I still love him and his belief in Kaz being a demon. 😂 Jesper, with his beautiful guns and little secrets, and slightly sassy nature. And Wylan, who is quieter in this book due to not being a chapter lead, but still lovely. My babies. Scheming dastardly and beautiful.
I adore Leigh’s writing style anyway, but I really like how much the world feels real, like you can reach out and touch it. The depravity, the rich vs poor culture of Ketterdam, the bits of hope. I love how much more of the world we see than the Grisha trilogy too, and that we see the differing beliefs across them. When I get hold of physical copies, I will be rereading the trilogy too, but SoC duology will always be my favourite.
So yeah, shocker, a rave review! I will continue to rec this to everyone who like quests and thieves with hearts of grisha made gold 💙