Six of Crows
Synopsis: Six of Crows follows Kaz Brekker, a thief and a scoundrel, as he embarks on a suicide mission. Kaz and his closest confidants are recruited to rescue a missing authority figure from ...
- Plot Progression4.9
- Emotional Trauma4.5
- Re-Readability Measure4.8
Six of Crows follows Kaz Brekker, a thief and a scoundrel, as he embarks on a suicide mission. Kaz and his closest confidants are recruited to rescue a missing authority figure from the Ice Courts, a system of high-security government facilities. However, the Grisha Universe has one thing our world doesn’t: Magic.
The thing I enjoyed so much in this book was how little pieces of information connected themselves to create mind-blowing schemes and conspiracies that blew me away. The heists the group put into action and the genius ways in which the characters responded to unexpected events were both thrilling and entertaining.
I usually don’t love books that take place in different worlds. The descriptions of cultures and forms of government are either too vague in contradicting snippets, or agonizingly-long. However, this book was an exception. Between the different groups in the universe, their conflicts and interactions helped guide me through how the characters lived.
I liked how the author didn’t stop the story to describe what was happening in the world. As the plot progressed, I learned more about the world the characters were in.
Also, the character development was excellent. Though, in the end, the characters are still true to their origins and identities, they grow both as a team and as individuals. They learn how to confide in each other. Additionally, they become more confident in their skills and abilities.
The stakes became greater every chapter, and I could cut the tension between the characters with a knife! Each character has a unique connection with the other people on the team. Because of this, it is really heartwarming to see how the characters protect, confront, and bond.
By the end of the novel, I came to love the pack of murderers and cheats. This story keeps you guessing until the very last page.