Six of Crows Review

About the Book:

Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Pages: 465

Genre: YA Fantasy


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

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.




After reading Leigh’s Grishaverse series, I jumped right into this one! It definitely lived up to the hype. It had amazing world building, beautiful writing, fantastic characters, magic, and a heist! What more could you ask for? I am so glad I finally know the Dregs! I would say that the characters were my favorite part of this one. I adore Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina and Matthias! They quickly wormed their way into my heart. Kaz and Inej are without a doubt my favorites. Kaz with his wit, sarcasm, and his devil-may-care attitude. Inej with her beauty, strength and her ability to kick butt.

I loved how Leigh wove in easter eggs from the Grishaverse series, and I’m glad that I read those first. You could technically read this duology without them, but I feel like you can understand the Grisha and their magic, history, and what drives them after reading the trilogy.

The book definitely ended with me craving more! I can’t wait to dive into Crooked Kingdom soon. Leigh definitely has me hooked!

About the Author:

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix) which spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and King of Scars— with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019) which is being developed for television by Amazon Studios. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for her newsletter.

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