Publication Date: Orion Children’s Books
Page Count: 512
Publisher: 2nd June 2016
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker 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.
Taken from Amazon UK
Well I am not quite sure where to start with this book. When I first started to read it I wasn’t sure if I would like it but within the first 2 chapters I was fully engrossed. I love the interaction between Kaz and his Dregs members. Particularly when it comes to Inej, who happens to be my favourite character.
The story is unpredictable and I couldn’t guess any part that was coming which made it a thrilling and surprising read. Learning the ways of the Grisha was also fascinating. I haven’t read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy so this was an entirely new thing for me but it has most definitely wet my appetite for more.
When Kaz is offered the big job I did suspect he would manage it but it was still a great read as I couldn’t have predicted how it would go. It took me no time at all to fly through the last few chapters. I had an awful conflict between wanting to find out the ending and not wanting it to end. I was really happy to discover the sequel Crooked Kingdom was actually released yesterday 27th September, which happens to be the day I finished it. As soon as I have read the other book commitments I have this is getting read.
Each of the characters brings something unique and intriguing to the story and I actually find myself liking each of them in their own way, they are a bunch of lovable rogues. The strained relationship between Nina and Matthias keeps you on your toes as does the friction with Kaz and Inej. Jesper and Wylan have a great witty relationship which is amuzing and keeps things light even when things get tough. I really hope to see more of this progression through the second book.
I got that into this book I even took a wander over to Grishaverse to discover what type of Grisha I was and which Six Of Crows character I was. I ended up and an Ethrealki and with Inej 🙂 I’d love to know what you get if you take the quiz too 🙂
My favourite quotes are
”The heart is an arrow, it demands ain to land true” Page 333
”When everyone knows you’re a monster you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing” Page 42
I am really looking forward to the sequel and to reading Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy.
Thanks for reading.
The Stationery Geekette x