Six of Crows is one of those books that my friends told me for almost a year that I needed to read and I just kept putting it off month after month. I finally read it back in May and quickly fell in love and realized why my friends kept pushing me to read the series.
Six of Crows tells the story of six misfits and criminals who are working together to pull off the ultimate heist. Normally, I would think a book that has to do with a heist wouldn’t be one for me, but with Six of Crows it definitely works for me and I’m now obsessed with everything about it.
The main cast of characters is an unlikely team and are so different from each other, but it definitely works. It’s a cast of characters that you’ll be rooting for from the very beginning.
Six of Crows takes place in the same world that Leigh Bardugo created in the Shadow and Bone trilogy and begins several years after the end of Ruin and Rising. The magic system that is set up in that trilogy is the same in the Six of Crows duology so I did find it helpful that I had read Shadow and Bone and the rest of the series before starting Six of Crows.
When I read the book in May, I listened along with the audiobook and it is just amazing. As the chapters change from the point of one character to another, the audiobook also changes narrators and it really made the story for me. I read it again a couple days ago and did so without the audiobook and still enjoyed it a lot.
So much goes on in Six of Crows that it’s hard to talk about it enough to give it justice, but it’s amazing and deserves all the hype around it. I’m so glad my friends kept pressuring me to read the series because it’s now a new favorite of mine.
Have you read Six of Crows before or do you plan to?