Six of Crows Made My Heart Fly!

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If there is a single word I could use to describe this book it would be: faultless. I devoured this book in one sitting and didn’t take much in the way of notes- so if this review is in any way lacking- take that as a testament to how good this book was!! It was, in fact, too good for me to be proper book blogger right now, so I’m just gonna have to insert some totally deserved squeals:

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Okay, now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s talk about why I loved this book. The most obvious thing to talk about first is the characters. AHHH the characters (yeah I’m not totally done screaming yet…). I cannot express how stonkingly ridiculously brilliant they were. This was a book full of anti-heroes (two of my favourite things right there: book + anti-heroes = happy orangutan). Not only that, but it managed to do a slow reveal of their backstories *whilst* simultaneously leaving me wanting more for book 2.

And this was not the only way this book managed to satisfy me and whet my appetite at the same time. The story itself built to a perfect crescendo and just when I thought it was all tied together nicely- BAM! It threw me under the bus and went *I’m not done with you yet*.

Every twist and turn led me somewhere I didn’t expect- but more incredibly, it led me back to the world of the Grisha and made me love it *so much more*. It’s no secret that I was on the fence about the original series- BUT BOY OH BOY- the world and story here gave me a whole new level of appreciation for Bargugo’s writing.

Because it was soooo good. Everything so well thought out. From chapter to chapter, scene to scene, Bardugo passed  the buck of the story so that it flowed like a perfectly executed relay. Where one moment left off another began- it never gave me the chance to catch my breath.

Add to that some subtle messages and growth as the characters learn about hatred of the “other” and all I can say is this book made my heart soar!

Rating: 5/5 bananas (duh!)

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Okay, so this was much less a review and more shameless gush. But I can’t help it with this one! Right now I’ve lent my copy to my sister, saying “if you don’t love this there’s something wrong with you” and am waiting for a good moment to crack open the next one!

So have you read this? Are you planning on reading it? Let me know in the comments!

For the Crooked Kingdom review, click here.

71 thoughts on “Six of Crows Made My Heart Fly!

  1. *voluntarily moves into the ‘something wrong with you’ line”
    Not that I’ve read the book, mind you. But that cover and your fan-orangutan’ing [that’s an awkward phrase now isn’t it?] convinced me 🙂

    It is great when one finds a fantastic book though, isn’t it? It is like finding a piece of you that you never even knew was missing…

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    1. hehehehe it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but it’s a great turn of phrase 😉 I would be a bad sister if I didn’t (forcefully) push her to read the books I love 😉 Otherwise, she might not read them and then where would she be??? 😉
      Yes it really is!! 😀 I love that feeling!! Nothing beats it!!! 😀

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  2. Six of Crows.. I love this book. I love it, I love it, I love it. Still one of my favourite reads of the last year and half!! Crooked Kingdom has been waiting on my shelf patiently and will be read on my week off next week!

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  3. I absolutely love everything Bardugo writes but Six of Crows was definitely better than the Grisha trilogy (although The Darkling is one of my favourite villains ever). Crooked Kingdom is probably even better but I was around halfway through when I realised it was a duology and not a trilogy so the ending was a bit sudden 😀

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    1. I definitely agree!! I did like the Darkling- I just didn’t like how the plot went so much. I’m so glad to hear that!! I’m really looking forward to that!! And I just know I’ll miss it when I’m done, so I’m waiting for the chance to really savour it!!

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  4. It’s been on my TBR for a while. I will definitely bump it up after your review. I haven’t read the grisha series however so do you recommend reading it before this book or would I be okay not reading it?

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    1. Oh you should!! It’s very good!! 😀 And maybe- I had mixed feelings about it, though most people love it- and I think it does help to understand the world building. I did like some of the characters and the writing style for that one- I just had a problem with its predictability. Maybe try it and see?

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  5. Absolutely loved this one myself! I haven’t read her Grisha trilogy and didn’t feel like I needed to to ADORE this one. I have yet to read the sequel/finale, but man, I fear it might slightly disappoint me with the things I’ve heard from it. I like to look at this one as a perfect solo book for now. Maybe some day I’ll find myself in front of a cheap copy and test it out when the hype will slowly have died! Glad to see how much you enjoyed this!! 😛

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    1. ah it’s amazing!! 😀 Yes!! That’s good to know- I didn’t know if people had to read that first, cos I’d just read it years ago. Yes- I feel the same about it- I’m very excited, but nervous that it won’t live upto how good this one was too! Thank you 😀

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  6. Gushing is the only way to discuss this book. I loved every single moment of it. It kept me on edge from the start and I could never predict where the story was going to go. More than that the cast of characters are all so wonderfully complex. There isn’t a single on I don’t love. I hope you enjoy Crooked Kingdom. 😀

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  7. So glad you liked this one!! I’m totally in love with it too (and I very much share your appreciation for anti-heroes). ‘Faultless’ really is the right word to describe it. I had a few issues with the Grisha trilogy, and it sounds like you did too, but this book just felt perfect 🙂

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  8. I completely agree! This is such an amazing book and I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. 🙂 The characters, the romance, and the plot were all absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ❤

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  9. So glad you enjoyed the book! I read it a while back and found it quite enjoyable too but haven’t taken on book 2 as yet as I spoilered myself and I didn’t feel ready for it 😀
    Are you going to be reading book 2 soonish yourself? I sure am looking forward to your thoughts on that before i go tackle it myself 🙂

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    1. hmm good question- if you like fantasy, then I’d say it’s worth a go (cos it is so so amazing) and if not… it might be a good place to start anyway (cos it is really amazing and I think anyone can appreciate how incredible these characters are!!)

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