ALSO KNOWN AS THE BOOK THAT CONTAINS SO MANY FEELS THERE SHOULD BE A WARNING ON THE BACK.
Phew. I’m sorry. I just… I needed to get that out of the way.
*This review/rant/display of my feels contains much fangirling. Read at your own discretion*
Going into Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, I had expected amazingness. So many top reviewers had raved about it, and it had been on my TBR list for the longest time.
And all this hype was not without reason. THIS TRULY IS AN AMAZING BOOK.
I guess I loved it so much because it managed to tug at my heartstings so many times throughout my reading experience, not just by rooting for this ramshackle team of thieves, convicts, spies, Heartrenders, gamblers, and runways to get away with their impossible heist, but for my ships to WORK OUT!
Because really, I think Bardugo was being a bit of a tease.
Let me just begin to say that never have I fangirled so badly for two characters, shipping them with all my heart. Going onto Goodreads I scrolled through many proclaimations of the shipping of Nina and Matthias, but my ship was COMPLETELY FOR KAZ AND INEJ.
Disclaimer: I loved ALL of these characters. They were so determined and clever; each of them brought something to Six of Crows that made them all crucial to the novel.
But my heart was set on Kaz and Inej. YES YES ONE HUNDRED PERCENT YES.
They were just EVERYTHING to me. EVERYTHING!
If you need more convincing to know how much I adored this book, here’s a collage I made personally with some of my favourite Six of Crow quotes. (Yes, most of them are Kaz and Inej related. No, of course I couldn’t help myself.)
To fantasy lovers out there, or lovers of a novel that contains an always-twisting plot, READ THIS BOOK. It is 465 pages of beautiful writing, spectacular world-building, an impossible heist so crazy you can’t help but root for it, and an incredible cast of characters. (There’s also an ending that will just knock you off your feet, but… I digress.)