Series #: Six of Crows, #1
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult
Original Publication Date: 2015
Read: 16 – 17 May 2016
Summary: Six unlikely criminals join together to attempt one unlikely heist. With intrigue, lies, and just the right amount of crime, will these unlikely heroes manage to pull off the heist of a century and actually manage to save some lives in the process? Or will one of them betray the rest to save themselves?
Review: After seeing posts about Six of Crows rolling around Tumblr, I put the book on my request list at the eLibrary. When I got my “copy”, I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging the story was, particularly after being disappointed by Siege and Storm. Although Six of Crows is in the same world as the Grisha trilogy, I didn’t need to read the first two (although Shadow and Bone was fantastic) in order to understand Six of Crows. The characters were well-developed and balanced each other very well, the back stories were suitably tragic, and the heist scheme was complex and seemingly-impossible. I can’t wait to pick up the second one, although I am waiting until I have access to a faster physical library before I do. Hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint the way Siege and Storm did.
Recommendation: If you’re a fan of criminals as heroes, heist stories, and/or fantasy, I highly recommend this book.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Edition Publication Date: 2015
Edition ISBN: 9781627795227