Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

MY ⭐️ RATING: 4/5

Format: Kindle Whispersync


Meet Kaz Brekker and his crew: Jesper, Inej, Wylan, and the star-crossed Nina and Matthias, on the heist of a lifetime in Six of Crows from #1 bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.

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.


Yes, I gave this fan favorite, turned into Netflix tv show 4 stars. Why did I give it 4? I liked it, but I didn’t love it. The final hour really saved it for me from giving it 3 stars. And I realize this is a very unpopular opinion based on the fact that it has a 4.46 rating with over 500,000 votes on Goodreads. It has great characters and a great story that has an Ocean’s 11 feel to it… If Ocean’s 11 had magic in it and Frank Oceans character was a lot shadier and the leader of a street gang, misdirection type heist novel. While this was good, I think it is better as a read only rather than what I did with kindle whispersync to read and listen.

“They would learn to fear her, and they would know her by her name. The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”

This is a story with 6 POV’s, we got backstories that led up to why everyone was where they were. Some of it was good, some of it felt like it didn’t matter and was just fluff to make the book a little longer. The plot was also quite predictable, even the twists that were thrown in. Now, the second to last twist is a really good one that I didn’t expect, so I really enjoyed that one. But almost every other twist was quick to point out and it didn’t start getting really good until after the 50% mark.

Where most of my problems came from. There were times where I got a little lost from who was talking because each narrator talked as multiple other characters that other narrators talked as. There were 3 maybe 4 different voices for Kaz, including his own narrator and I’d get confused on who was talking when I wasn’t able to give my full focus. I know I’m being a bit too critical of it, because I did actually enjoy it! I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Still a great read despite the few things I didn’t like and I plan on reading book 2, Crooked Kingdom.

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