Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
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.
This novel is an extension of the Grisha series, Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. This novel can be read on its own, without prior knowledge of the Grisha series, but I believe it would be better to read them first. The Grisha series is fantastic and reading it first will help with a couple of times Bardugo name drops from the Grisha series into Six of Crows. If you do choose to read Six of Crows first, and then decide to go back and read the Grisha series, it can have certain points spoiled for you by reading Six of Crows first.
There was something about each character that I loved and there wasn’t a character who I felt the need to skip. It was great to be able to see the story from all the characters points of view and see how they see the world and events they’re dealing with.