"No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for 'good luck.'" With a paced, plotted heist and a dark, imaginative fantasy world, Six of Crows is a thrill to read, but what sets it apart for me are the six titular thieves. A criminal mastermind, a shadowy acrobat, a sharpshooting gambler, a secretive runaway, an exiled witch, and the prisoner who once hunted her — these characters are so well fleshed out, their conflicts and collaborations so absorbing, that I would happily read about them doing something as boring as making sandwiches for 465 pages. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
A picture of this book should be in the dictionary under "page turner." This book also surprised me with how much it read like an adult fantasy novel; the world was developed and the heist plot carried the book well. I have to say, though, that my favorite part of the book were the characters; you won't forget this cast! I loved that some of them were people of color and that there was a developing queer romance as well. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds in the sequel! Recommended By Junix S., Powells.com
If you haven't read Six of Crows, then get on it! It's so, so, so, so good. And funny! And scary! And unpredictable to the extreme. The characters are so complicated and real and amazing... I loved every minute of reading this beautiful book! This will be a treasure in my library. Recommended By McKenzie W., Powells.com
Six wildly explosive characters, each with a special talent, are hired to rescue a scientist from an impenetrable prison. Powerful writing and moments of brutality and surprising tenderness make Six of Crows a compelling read. Recommended By Richard C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A #1 New York Times bestseller
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.
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.
“Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book
can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title....This
is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or
any of the Shadowhunter books.” VOYA (Starred Review)
“[A]n exciting beginning to a new sequence from a fantasy author swiftly becoming a talent to watch.” The Horn Book
“Cracking page-turner with a multi-ethnic band of misfits with differing
sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The
Grisha Trilogy. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles,
graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising,
journalism, and most recently makeup and special effects. These days,
she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard
singing with her band.