Kaz Brekker, Dirtyhands, the bastard of the Barrel and the deadliest boy in Ketterdam is offered a chance at a high stakes heists that could make him rich. One tiny problem, he has to break into the most secured place in the Grisha world, which no one has ever done successfully. Because he won’t be able to do it alone, he recruits 5 others to join him. Six people but about a thousand ways his insane plan could go wrong.
This is not The Grisha Trilogy nor is it some kind of continuation. Bardugo does a phenomenal job of creating an original story that just happens to be in the Grisha universe. Six of Crows is a richly complex novel with multidimensional characters. The story is told from the points of view of six main characters that over the course of the novel give jaw dropping, heart breaking and heart pounding explanations as to why they have join the heist. That is not to say the heist isn’t butt kicking marvelous, which it is. However, some books just spend time building up to the heist and everything before it is kinda lame. THIS is not one of those books. From page 1, Bardugo grabs your attention and you want to know who these people are and how they got here. (I purposely did not go into detail about the other characters because I do not want to spoil the fun.) But most importantly, you begin to root for these outcasts. Bardugo keeps the reader guessing up until the very end. There are so many amazingly wonderful twists and turns, that I could not put this book down. I might have had a heart attack or two or three from not seeing certain things coming (but in the best possible way)…Dare I say that this is the best book of 2015?
Six of Crows comes out September 29th. Run, don’t walk, and order your copy today. You will not be disappointed.