I have to say that Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is one of the best books I've read in my entire life. I have it 5/5 stars on Goodreads.

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★★★★★

This book is a YA Fantasy, and even though I haven't read a lot of fantasy books this one grasped my attention from page one.

Description

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
Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Spoiler Free Review

This is a very hyped book and honestly I was scared of reading it because I thought I might not like it. I procrastinated reading it for a long time and then I decided to finally get to it.

And OH MY GOD! I did not expect to be swept off my feet by how amazing this book is! The world, the characters, especially the characters, everything about it is perfect! I've never read a book with such unique and well thought out characters with depth. I nominate Leigh Bardugo as the Queen of well developed characters.

I’ve never read a book about a heist and with so much action, I’ve only seen that in movies and now reading about it was so much better, way better.

I loved everything about Six of Crows, the plot, the characters, the heist, the twists, every single thing! I especially loved how we learn more about the characters as the story unfolds.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a well thought out fantasy world with equally though out characters.

Six of Crows has a sequel, Crooked Kingdom and I love it even more than Six of Crows. Tell me if you want a review on that one too.

The Characters

Kaz "Dirtyhands" Brekker

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"A liar, a thief, and utterly without conscience. But he'll keep to any deal you strike with him." — Inej Ghafa

Memorable Quotes:

"When everyone knows you're a monster, you needn't waste time doing every monstrous thing."
"If it were a trick, I'd promise you safety. I'd offer you happiness. I don't know if that exists in the Barrel, but you'll find none of it with me."

Inej Ghafa

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"I may die. But I’ll die on my feet with a knife in my hand." — Inej Ghafa

Memorable Quotes:

"The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true."
"I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all."

Nina Zenik

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A Heartrender from Ravka.

Memorable Quotes:

"You wouldn't know a good time if it sidled up to you and stuck a lollipop in your mouth."
"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”

Jasper Fahey

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A Zemeni-born sharpshooter with a weakness for gambling.

Memorable Quotes:

“If any of you survive, make sure I have an open casket. The world deserves a few more moments with this face.”
"Stop being dense. You're cuter when you're smart."

Wylan Van Eck

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A privileged son of a merchant.

Memorable Quotes:

"Isn't that how things are done around here? We all tell Kaz we're fine and then do something stupid?"
"I’m not a criminal."

Matthias Helvar

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"His hair was long and burnished gold, and his pale blue eyes glinted like ice beneath a winter sun. He looks like a painting, she thought, a Saint wrought in gold leaf on the walls of a church, born to wield a sword of fire." -Nina

Memorable Quotes:

“They fear you as I once feared you," he said. "As you once feared me. We are all someone's monster, Nina.”
“The life you live, the hate you feel – it’s poison. I can drink it no longer.”
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“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for 'good luck.”

Well this one was a long review, I usually try making them shorter but with this book I just couldn't help myself.

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