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Synopsis

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.

"Six of Crows is a fantastic book, one of the best fantasy heist books going around. It is funny, tragic, witty, silly, murderous, thoughtful and more all in one package. If there is a criticism, it might be that Bardugo tries to cram too much into a single story, but it's not much of a criticism given how adeptly she pulled this story off. YA readers probably had this book on their radar long ago and have probably re-read it a couple of times, so for those people who steer clear of YA for whatever reason, I would highly encourage you to put your prejudices aside and give this book a shot."

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Reader reviews

from US

9-stars

I did really like this book, and hopped onto the train of this series without knowing about the Grisha trilogy, and it did take me a few times to re-read this book to truly wrap my brain around the way this world works. It was a fantastic book, and it never did get stale. I really did love the characters, they were all so unique and I each fell in love with them on a different level. This book has to be one of my favorites of this year! I can\'t wait for the sequel!

from Bangladesh

9-stars

Great book. I avoided initially because I really wasn't interested in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy, but then I read the blurb and I was immediately hook up. I mean come on, who doesn't love Ocean's Eleven in a Fantasy world? Well what I got was something completely different and entirely unexpected. I was completely thrown off by just how character-driven the story was. After much resistance on my part I finally got around to admiring who the characters were. Because of the general lack of a supporting cast, the focus is almost entirely on the protagonists and I have to say they all unique and have well rounded character arcs. Yes the story wasn't anything earth-shattering, but I was so swept up in the stories of the characters that it hardly hindered my enjoyment of the book. Loved it overall and now the wait for the sequel is going to be hard.

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