Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Kaz Brekker is a world-class thief who has made his name and fortune ruling the streets of Ketterdam. But his success is not enough. Kaz has revenge to exact on a rival gang lord — revenge that, if left unsettled, will drive Kaz to destruction. One day, Kaz and his crew of misfits skilled in illegal and deadly arts are offered a chance to pull off the heist of a lifetime. If they succeed in breaking into an impenetrable fortress and kidnapping a wanted prisoner, their riches are set for life and Kaz can accomplish his life’s goal. If they fail — they die.

Since I LOVED Shadow and Bone (Darkling, duh), I was excited to try out this new series. Of course, I was super disappointed in the lack of the Darkling, but I was happy to see an exciting new setting and some amazing characters. My only problems with this book are that it took some time to get going (but once it did, it was amazing!), and that there are few reminders of the Grisha world from the SB books. Since it had been so long since I read the first series, I’d forgotten a lot and it took some time to remember. Other than that, this is a great book! Definitely give it a try if you loved the Shadow and Bone series.

Rating: 4/5 

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