Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: September 29, 2015 by: Henry Holt and Company
Rating: 5/5 stars
Ketterdam is the centre of international trade and a place where you want to go if you want to get rich. When notorious thief Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to complete a difficult heist that could get him rich, it is no secret that he agrees. However he will need the help of a few other outcasts of Ketterdam to complete this mission, and make it out alive.
WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH!! Nobody told me that this book would be this intense. Actually a lot of people did, this being probably one of the most HIGHLY RECCOMMENED BOOKS OF ALL TIME! Now fantasy and I do not always get along, however this book was more than that. It was mystical, adventurous, a bit steamy, and all very mysterious. All I can say is, that this book would make a great movie because the cinematography would be wonderful!
I loved the settings of this book. It seemed a bit old fashioned, but also had a very mystical and futuristic vibe. I can only imagine how cool it would be to live in such a place! Bardugo did a great job at using descriptive diction to draw the reader into the setting, make them latch on, and never let go.
The characters in this book were out of this world amazing! We have the fearless leader, Kaz, but he has a band of misfits behind him who are all the more interesting as well. Inej was by far my favourite character, as she was cunning and kind and the definition of a strong woman. Each character had their own unique characterisitics, and none took away from others. Everybody had their moment to shine.
This book was a fantasy, but it goes much deeper into a mystery and adventure, with fast paced thrills and even some comic relief. There is truly something for everyone, and I didn't find it heavy at all. In fact, I kept reading more and more because every page was a new thrill! And let's not forget that the book has black rimmed pages, WHAT OTHER BOOK HAS BLACK RIMMED PAGES?!
Overall, you need to read this book. Like right now. Put whatever book you're reading down and just pick up this one, because it was nothing short of amazing.
Have you read Six of Crows? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess