Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo has six dangerous outcasts attempt an impossible heist which will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.
What I liked ✅ the characters, in general, were likeable but with murky morals, and fun to be with.
✅ an interesting world based on the Dutch Republic of the 17th century, but.... (see negatives) ✅ I'm a sucker for a fast-paced, nerve-inducing, finger-biting heist novel ✅ the flashbacks and backstory were woven in well to the story
What I didn't like ✖ like Shadow and Bone's Russian, the invented Dutch words are laughable and do not make sense (Kaz should be Kas) ✖ rushed pacing; insufficient time was given to build-up individual moments which resulted in the lack of "oomph" in the novel ✖ the details included were crowded, jostling for attention, as the author tried to fit in as much as possible ✖ because of the lack of description, the first four chapters were just confusing jumble of characters and actions ✖ the fact that they're all teenagers makes the book rather unbelievable; they should have all been aged up by at least 5 years ✖ Kaz's thoughts and plans are deliberately obscured from the audience to create extra tension, which in turn, make some moments confusing ✖ poorly handled crowd scenes where the detail gets lost ✖ pages filled with just dialogue and the banter seemed a little forced
Rating 2.5/5 🌟
Genre: fantasy Verdict: Fans of YA books will like this