Six of Crows (Six of Crows Series #1)

Six of Crows (Six of Crows Series #1)

by Leigh Bardugo
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Six of Crows (Six of Crows Series #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627795227
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Six of Crows Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 496
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo is the author of the New York Times bestselling series The Grisha Trilogy. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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Six of Crows 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little long, but ver detailed and action-packed. A good book if you are looking for an exciting thing to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually don't enjoy books that seem as dark as this, but the story was well told and enjoyable. I don't think the summary sounds as exciting as it really is. Great character development and some twists that keep you turning pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was confusing at first but once it got started I couldn't stop reading! The hints of romance keep me wanting more and the overall plot was very unique and exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it. The characters are vivid and the imagery makes you feel like you are actually there. It's funny and interesting. It's a book that you want to read and then re read to see if you missed anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was absolutely wonderful it's action packed, has great characters and kept my eyes glued to the pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read. In many ways it's a lot like Scott Lynch's Lies of Locke Lamora but with better female characters. And less bromance. Was afraid the latent romance aspect would get goopy but the novel stays away from that, which is nice. Highly enjoyable. I'll be reading the next one for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick start and fast paced throughout. The story is told through several perspectives which illustrate both past predicaments and current roles. You will become easily attached to more than one character and will be left hanging at the end. Fantastic world, non stop action, mystery and maybe even a bit of romance. Cannot wait to read the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't for the next one! Inej and Nina are so cool. I love the strong women in this book. They don't loose one bit of their feminity, they have their insecurity but keep going. The whole intrigue and suspens is well written as well.
Amy_Jo More than 1 year ago
SQUAD GOALS!!!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will immediately want to pour the story into the eyes of every single person you know because you NEED to talk about it. The action is non-stop. The characters are A++++ and there isn't a single person out of the main six that you won't care about. Just read the book. Seriously.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I have not finished this book yet but so far I love it! Everything from the characters and the plot is amazing! Its a real page turner!
Anonymous 27 days ago
Ya yeet
BellesBookReviews 3 months ago
“I'm a business man," he'd told her. "No more, no less." "You're a thief, Kaz." "Isn't that what I just said?” My love for Leigh Bardugdo has no bounds. I suggested this book to my lil cousin, so I decided to reread it with him. Leigh has a way of telling fantasy stories. Though I wasn't that big of a fan for her Grisha Trilogy, this one made up for it in all ways. The characterization, the way action scenes are described, the romance, the humor, just every thing was done to my taste. The setting takes place in a fantasy world that depicts the alternate universe of the Netherlands. So that alone interested me. This story follows 6 misfits and outcasts who join together to accomplish an impossible heist. Kaz Brekker, aka dirtyhands, is the mastermind behind the impossibility of this mission. Inej Ghafa is the silent spy soft on her feet, the one everyone knows as The Wraith. Jesper Fahey is the teams sharpshooter, also known as the sarcastic one. Nina Zenik is a Grisha, who has very powerful magical abilities. Matthias Helvar is a strong soldier, but also an innocent escaped prisoner. Wylan Van Eck is the extremely intelligent one, who also has proficient knowledge in making bombs. Also the total cutie of the group. The interaction between all 6 characters was enjoyable to read. Jesper is that character everybody loves and nobody hates. Throughout all the action and seriousness, he managed to keep things light hearted. This is the kind of book you read, and wish it wasn't only two books long. The sequel lived up to the hype of the first book. People always have the fear the second book ruins the story. But not in this case. Crooked Kingdom is just as much loveable as the first! I read and write book reviews regularly. If you would like more book suggestions, please follow my reviews on the Goodreads website under BellesBookReviews. I update regularly!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Can't put my love of this book into words. Both it and Crooked Kingdom are absolutely breathtaking. Readers, not a single skinny white girl is a major character of these books. God. Bless. A huge step up from the Grisha trilogy, which was alright but forgettable. Leigh really expands on this whimsical world she's made! the true heart of the book lies with their characters and their relationships. i've already read this twice within the past 6 months
BookWorm221 5 months ago
I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to come up for a review for this book, I should have done it when I finished it but my mind was still in the story. Let me tell you the things I liked about this book The story - a heist, breaking out of a high security prison, yeah signed me up for that! I have no idea how Leigh Bardugo wrote such amazing plot twists and plans and then more plans for when the first option was not viable anymore. Each chapter kept me glued to the page. The characters – I loved each and every one of them, they are all so different and yes I did find myself connecting with some more than other that doesn’t mean that I didn’t love each and every minute of this book because I did. The writing – it took me to the place where all the action was happening and on top of that it was beautifully written with just enough detail to let your imagination wander, the description of the places and the characters were amazing. Also the way she wrote all those action scenes, plotting scenes and heartfelt scenes and interwove them so easily was brilliant. One of my favorite read of the year so far.
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BookandSword More than 1 year ago
Well, there you have it – my first 5 star read of 2017! Kicking myself in the shins for not reading it sooner. I didn’t jump around in ecstasy after I finished it, no. I simply closed the book and said “What an excellent story!” Now I am waiting for the second book in this duology to come in the mail, so I can read it, love it and then put them both on a special shelf of honor so I can look at them every day. With occasional fireworks going off around them. Maybe some confetti too. See, I am fine. When I first started reading, it felt like Game of Thrones style, so I thought "good start", as I really liked those. ( I am not comparing Six of Crows to Game of Thrones, just the style of book narrating through multiple views ).I really enjoy books that are written with several points of views. I think it makes the telling of the book so much more alive and dynamic. In Six of Crows chapters surge with different personalities, as different characters take on the task of narrating, it kind of makes you feel as part of their group. I highly recommend this book.
ManiB More than 1 year ago
(review taken from “We are all someone’s monster.” You ever meet that one person that is disagreeable and goes against everything you think is right and correct in the world? With this book, I feel like that person. I had been wanting to read it for some time but my local library didn’t carry it. Finally I gave in and asked them to get it on inter-library loan for me. I hate doing that. I always feel guilty. I know effort has to be put into getting whatever book I ask for which makes me feel obligated to like the book. That is just pressure. I don’t like book reading pressure. But, I relented and the library brought Six of Crows in for me last week and I dove in like a kid in a candy store. What makes me disagreeable, as I previously mentioned, you might ask. Well, let me tell you. On Goodreads this book has a 4.45 rating as of this date. Nearly everyone seems head over heels in love with it. Even another reviewer whom I trust to be honest gave it a 5 and she is very stingy with those five star ratings. You know what? I didn’t really like it. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good points, but it just didn’t do it for me. In the spirit of James May, it just didn’t give me the fizz. I’m not going to lie to you here, I barely remember the first 200 pages or so of the book. It is the first book in a trilogy so I expected there to be a bit of world and character set up. There was more than a bit. I swear to you nothing worth mentioning happened for nearly that first 200 pages. Just setting up the story. I got really bored. You could pretty much skip that whole first part and not miss a bit of the actual story line. There are six people, all in their late teens, who form a…team? Task force? Gang? I don’t know, whatever it is, to liberate a man from a very well guarded prison. Kaz is the leader of the group. He is mostly devoid of all emotion, does everything logically, and hates being touched. Inej is a very talented young lady who can scale walls and move without making a sound. She has a thing for Kaz but with his “don’t touch me” thing it makes any type of romance a bit difficult. Jesper likes gambling, guns, and being a general pain in the tuckus. Wylan is the son of higher class merchant who is good with explosives. Nina, to keep it simple, can do certain kinds of magic. She can manipulate emotions, appearances, and alter bodily functions such as slowing the heart. Last, but not least, is Matthias. He was formerly part of a military that tracked down, captured, and often killed people with abilities such as Nina possesses. He is sort of kind of not really reformed from that behavior after spending a bit of time in prison. Together the six of them under Kaz’s leadership are to rescue a scientist from a prison, in a fortress, on a frozen island. The reward for his rescue is several million kruge and it will not be easy. They are met with numerous seemingly impossible tasks that have to be conquered in order to break the scientist/alchemist out. Each task is more difficult than the last and they are all certain that at least one of their group will not survive for the return journey. What I will say is that this book really has an interesting and fun story to it. I really think my main problem is that none of the characters you are following...(remaining at
pineappletop92 More than 1 year ago
When I first started the Grisha trilogy, it was mainly because I wanted to read this series more, having heard it was perfect for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora . And it was well worth the wait. Although it started off a little slow, the pace picked up quickly and the story took hold. All of the characters are full of so much depth and are so well-rounded that it was easy to fall in love with almost all of them. These characters are not just a few traits, they are human and so realistic with their mistakes and flaws that I just cannot get over thinking about them and how much they each grew over the course of the story. The writing itself felt like a step up from the Grisha trilogy books, with more insight into the characters and their emotions. I did feel that at one point it became a little pattern-y with each character suddenly having a flashback about their past and how they got to this point while traveling to the Ice Court, as though that was the only time Bardugo could find a place for any of their back stories to be revealed because she had nothing else to say about traveling on a boat or across an icy tundra. Otherwise, though, the plot moved excellently (although the travel time did seem stinted at moments) and the storyline was full of excellent twists and turns. The characters, however, are definitely what made this story, and I am beyond excited to read the next book. 4.5 stars
quibecca More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book. I have been scoring on the good reads lately. I bought this audio book a long time ago, and I don't know why I waited so long. This was so so good. There are a lot of characters in this book, and I loved all of them. Some I love, and some I loved to hate. When Kaz and his crew are hired to free a scientist who is making a drug that increases the abilities of the Gresha(sp?) they couldn't refuse. Kaz's team didn't even know how bad it was for the Gresha, but they are soon going to find out. Kaz has an idea in his head, and is hoping that it all turns out right. He hopes that everyone makes it off the island. Kaz is hoping that all his planning and tricks pay off. This book is full of adventure, and excitement. I couldn't stop listening. Every time I turned off my car, I had to put my ear phones right in. It was non stop action for me. The crew that Kaz has put together is full of different back grounds. Different races, and very different personalities. Yet they all mesh. It makes for an exciting story. I had to pay close attention because of all the characters! It made it an even more interesting story. The world is awesome, the story is awesome and Bardugo might be one of my favorite authors. Her writing is amazing. I have loved everything I have read of hers. I cannot wait to start the other book. I wish I would have read it soon :). Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
KittyTheVicariousBookworm More than 1 year ago
Six of Crows is an offshoot of the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. The story begins in the Kerch city of Ketterdam where international trade brings customers to brothels, bars and gambling parlors run by a multitude of street gangs. One such street gang is managed by a 17 Year Old boy named Kaz Brekker who has created a name for himself as a ruthless and cunning hand for hire. Kaz receives an offer on a job he can’t refuse but he’ll need the perfect team to pull it off. Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper, and Wylan take off on a quest that takes them out of Kerch and across the True Sea to Fjerda, a frozen place where being discovered is one of many potential dangers. Getting into and out of the Fjordan Ice Court is impossible, but the team must do it to recover the creator of a Grisha heightening substance in order to collect the bounty. The storyline of this novel twisted and turned harshly through the entire book. I could not put it down because I was constantly wondering what would happen next! The creation of the world and characters would be enough for many writers, but Bardugo took it a step further by creating a deep sense of difference among each nationality, similar to the differences you might see in European countries. Each country has its own way of seeing people from the other countries. This extra bit of depth also adds dimension to the diverse group of characters. For this review and more, please visit my blog at
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thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Kaz Brekker, the criminal mastermind behind one of the gangs in the barrel of Ketterdam, takes on a job that requires the services of an elite team to successfully attempt an impossible heist. His team consists of five members of his gang from the Dregs and an ex soldier of the facility they are going to break into. This mission was not without its flaws, nor were the people involved. Kaz, as their leader, conducts each move of this heist using his knowledge of his team in a symphony of emotions and action. Leigh Bardugo writes an intriguing, well developed, dark tale that was as involved as a Game of Thrones novel, making me forget that I was reading a book about a crew of seventeen year olds. There were several sub plots in this novel but the most involved revolves around Kaz. As the leader and mastermind, he is driven by his need for revenge against a rival gang leader, and his emotions for a girl, his Wraith. Kaz is the ultimate mystery, his team doesn't know or understand his motives, and as we read the book, and his inner thoughts are revealed, we, the reader, know him better than any of his "friends". The emotional bond we develop with Kaz, is in my opinion, the reason why this book is so successfully written. Only we know why he is so driven. Why he hides his feelings, and why, at the end of the novel he feels so much pain. This novel was fantasy at its best. A world was created, one which I can't wait to get back to in the second novel, Crooked Kingdom, which is out in hardback now.
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