Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Book - 2015
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"Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781627792127
1627792120
Branch Call Number: FIC/BARDUGO
Characteristics: 465 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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vgempis
Apr 20, 2019

I like to describe this book as Ocean's 11 meets magic and murder. Oh, and with teenagers. More than a fun heist story, there's drama, angst, and a memorable and diverse cast of characters.

While part of Bardugo's Grishaverse, you don't necessarily have to have read the original trilogy to read this book (although it does reference those books on occasion, it's not so often or so deep to leave you lost).

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

This is up there in my top favorite books of all time. I love the world this is set in. I love Kaz Brekker. I love all the characters and the adventure they get involved in.

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missq12
Feb 06, 2019

I loved Bardugo's Grisha Verse trilogy and so this series was the next logical read, however I did not enjoy it nearly as much. I found Six of Crows to be slower paced. The book is well written, the characters are interesting, and the characters' plans are intricate, but I think there's too much unnecessary things going on (too much character backstory and too much explanation of the plans) and it just didn't keep my attention. It was not really an exciting page turning read until the last quarter of the book, where it really picked up. I was looking forward to reading the next book (Crooked Kingdom) and was hoping it would start off stronger since this book ended on a cliff hanger, but so far I'm finding it to be slower paced as well.

IndyPL_ShainaS Jan 09, 2019

This book clawed its bloody way into my heart, with its diverse cast of characters, brilliant world-building, and beautifully executed tension. I love love love so much about this found family heist fantasy. Bardugo deftly handles five points of view, and I never once had an issue hearing the voice of each character. The crew gets paired off neatly, but each relationship is unique and compelling. Morally grey antiheroes abound, and I couldn't be happier with how complex and real these characters felt from page one.

Trigger warnings // death, violence, forced prostitution, gambling, drug use, mentions of sexual assault, and trauma-related mental illness

LPL_KimberlyL Jan 03, 2019

A fantasy heist story that has endless twists and turns and is one heck of an adventure! There were so many moments in this book that made me cheer out loud and keep turning the pages because I had to find out what happened next. Leigh Bardugo has created a memorable and extremely diverse cast of characters who will keep you invested to the very end. So much fun.

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evami12
Dec 29, 2018

This book was absolutely amazing. I was pretty confused at the start but once it got started I couldn’t stop reading. The characters are all diverse and amazingly well planned and they all grow throughout the book. The plot is great and the double crossing has a Pirates if the Caribbean feel. Overall, I will definitely recommend this book to anyone I know cuz it’s fantastic. Well worth the read, can’t wait to read the sequel =)

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ipacpc
Dec 26, 2018

It's not even really a complaint, but I kept forgetting all the characters were teenagers until they brought up someone's age occasionally. It certainly does not read as YA, at least compared to the YA I usually read anyway.

CedarMill_SabrinaH Dec 07, 2018

Hearing this book described as Oceans 11 with teenagers definitely piqued my interest, and Six of Crows was just as fun to read as the cover is to look at. I'm always a sucker for a heist novel, and this one is fast-paced, immersive, and chock-full of fascinating, diverse, lovable characters.

IndyPL_ShelbyP Nov 15, 2018

This duology is a hidden gem in YA Fantasy. It goes miles above Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy which is also pretty good but it doesn't hold a candle to Six of Crows in terms of story, character development, and more fantastic world building which is one of Bardugo's greatest strengths. Six of Crows has a diverse cast of characters who come together under the leadership of the ruthless Kaz Brekker to embark on a dangerous heist that promises to change their lives if they are successful. If you get squeamish and aren't a fan of violence then this is probably not a book for you. There's so many things I want to say about how much I love these books and how well I could connect with the characters!

Trigger warnings: gang violence, drug addiction, gambling, forced prostitution (described mildly in character back stories...not primary plot).

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Nymeria23
Aug 30, 2018

My sister begged me to read this book and I gotta say it blew me away. I may have even liked it more than the Grisha trilogy. There was so much happening, the pace was consistently quick and the characters did a fantastic job of making me care about them deeply in such a short time. I loved it and the new conflicts that emerged within the Grisha world.

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Bisknew
Mar 06, 2019

“You couldnt train a falcon than expect it not to run”
-Inej

IndyPL_ShainaS Jan 09, 2019

When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.

IndyPL_ShainaS Jan 09, 2019

It's not natural for women to fight. //
It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.

IndyPL_ShainaS Jan 09, 2019

Kaz leaned back. 'What's the easiest way to steal a man's wallet?'
'Knife to the throat?' asked Inej.
'Gun to the back?' said Jesper.
'Poison in his cup?' suggested Nina.
'You're all horrible,' said Matthias.

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shayshortt
Sep 15, 2017

Geels looked at Kaz as if he was finally seeing him for the first time. The boy he’d been talking to had been cocky, reckless, easily amused, but not frightening—not really. Now the monster was here, dead-eyed and unafraid. Kaz Brekker was gone, and Dirtyhands had come to see the rough work done.

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cosettes
Nov 30, 2016

I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.

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alexandraSchulz
Jun 27, 2016

“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

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alexandraSchulz
Jun 27, 2016

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

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Medina12
Jun 20, 2016

"No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for 'good luck.'"

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Jan 29, 2016

"If I thought yout were dirty, you'd be holding your guts in on the floor of the Exchange like Big Bol, so stop running your mouth." -Kaz to Jesper

"Fine. But if Pekka Rollins kill us all, I'm going to get Wylan' s ghost to teach my ghost how to lay the flute just so I can annoy the hell out of your ghost." -Jesper
" I'll just hire Matthias' ghost to kick your ghost's ---." -Kaz
"My ghost will not associate with your ghost."-Matthias

"Maybe your tutors didn't cover this lesson, but you do not argue with a man covered in blood and a knife up his sleeve."-Jesper

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shayshortt
Sep 15, 2017

Kerch is a land that worships gold and industry, and in this the slum rats of the Barrel are no different from the more supposedly more upstanding merchers of Ketterdam. Kaz Brekker has spent years building up the Dregs gang from nothing, creating the Crow Club, and laying a territorial claim to Fifth Harbour. With such a ruthless reputation, it is no surprise that a mercher might approach him with an unusual job, one that cannot be entrusted to just anyone. A Shu scientist has been captured by the Fjerdans, and is being held in the impregnable Ice Court. He holds the knowledge of a new drug, jurda parem, which can take Grisha power from miraculous to unimaginable, with terrible consequences, both for the Grisha, and for the world market. Kaz assembles a crew of his best pickpockets and thieves to travel to Fjerda during the Hringkalla festival, and attempt the impossible—breach the Ice Court, and extract Bo Yul-Bayur, before anyone else gets to him.

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Sarah00416
Jul 04, 2016

Kaz Brekker, the mysterious boy who brought the Dregs, one of Kerch's many gangs, up from the gutter, is tasked with an impossible challenge. Break into the most heavily guarded palace in the world and steal one of the most wanted men of the age.

Quickly he gathers a crew: a clever spy known as the Wrath; a sharp-tongued sharpshooter; a convict unwilling to betray his country; a Grisha who is using her powers to survive the slums; and a runaway who left behind luxury.

The gang must complete a mission akin to suicide or they will lose the prize and wind up dead. However, Kaz Brekker does not know the meaning of the word 'impossible'.

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