Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo | Review

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

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Believe me, nobody’s more surprised of this rating than me.

And it only took me 3 years to finally finish this.


also, stan queen nina🙌

I like all the characters (altho Kaz is just meh), but Nina steals the spotlight for me. I love her so much and I’m not ready to see what happens in CK — my poor girl🥺

But other than her, I don’t really have a super strong attachment to the characters??? Maybe only Jesper (I’d be sad if he died), but the other four ahhh I won’t complete my sentence.

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“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”

Ah, Kaz Brekkerdemjin, Dirtyhands, Bastard of the Barrel — the man whom almost everyone is madly in love with. I wanted to join in and love him too, but please, when you describe his voice as ‘raspy’, I can’t imagine him as anything else except an old man for the rest of the book.

It didn’t help that he didn’t act like his age, although I understand he’s been through a lot (his story is sad/horrifying, ill give him that), but still…he’s just too smart. Smarter than others who’ve had many more years of experience and dealings in the world? hmmm

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“She was not a lynx or a spider or even the Wraith. She was Inej Ghafa, and her future was waiting above.”

Then there’s Inej, the Wraith. She is amazing and I love her loyalty to her friends, but that’s all I can think of. why am i already forgetting what’s happened in this book-

Her strength is admirable and her will to continue during difficult tasks is really awe-inspiring. I do love some good female assassins, too. And while I don’t like Kaz all that much, those moments between him and Inej were really sweet.🥺

“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.”

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“If any of you survive, make sure I have an open casket. The world deserves a few more moments with this face.”

Jesper is basically the guy we all need during very tense moments. The times I’d be laughing would almost always include him in those conversations. He’s the sharpshooter who loves to gamble and won’t feel most at ease unless he’s in the midst of battle. I adore this boy. And with the way this ended I-

also, i may or may not have swooned when I saw him winking in the trailer

And Wylan is such an adorable, innocent member of the Dreg. Too sweet for this dangerous life, although he didn’t seem to play a huge part in this book that revelation at the end was so heartbreaking 😦

Jesper and Wylan’s interactions were golden enough, so I’m definitely excited to see more Wylan and some ahemWesper😏

“Why does it matter?”
“I don’t know!” Jesper said angrily. “Maybe I liked your stupid face.”

awwwww

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“It’s not natural for women to fight.”
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”

Finally my queen Nina Zenik—a Heartrender from Ravka. And then there’s Matthias Helvar—Drüskelle from Fjerda. Both are sworn enemies and with bad blood after a shocking betrayal. A Grisha, and Grisha Hunter…how could they possibly work together during this mission?

Nina is amazing, that’s all there is to it. From her first appearance I fell in love with her and as the story went on, that love just grew. She has a terrible singing voice, loves sweets — our ✨waffle queen✨ — and has such a beautiful heart.

Nina deserves all the love in the world, and all the waffles of course. But I know what’s coming, and I’m. Not. Ready. sobs my baby. I would do anything to prevent all the pain she’s going to go through.

I probably would’ve loved Matthias more if something wasn’t holding me back. He was alright, and I could relate with him during those moments where the rest of the Dregs looked insane. but we all love that insanity ofc

“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”

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Even liking these guys though, the story in general was unbelievably slow imo. After I got past the first 20 pages, it actually got much better, but once I reached the halfway point is where it all went downhill…

Please tell me, why was I so bored during the actual heist??? You’d think after the halfway point where all the action would be happening, I’d be really engaged but it was such a struggle getting through. I truly believe there’s something wrong with me — I’m not normally bored with these kind of things, but here I was??😭🤚

I never thought a heist could move so slowly and make me do chem homework instead (yes, I cant believe it myself). When you see me willingly do homework over reading, you know there’s something terribly wrong.

But 3.5 stars isn’t bad. I’m actually surprised I enjoyed it at all (considering how ive been trying to read it for 3 years and all), although I wish I could’ve loved it more. This is definitely overhyped imo, though.

I am quite hesitant to read Crooked Kingdom, but krizzie says there’s more character focus and I like that soooo CK here I come👀

(Also, cindy’s video on CK was her as an emotional mess, so it must be good??? hopefully)

(3.5⭐)

Buddy read with amazing friends, Sarah and Foteini!!! Thanks so much for buddy reading with me and helping me push through this book😂 I am forever grateful <33

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒𝕟 𝕦𝕟𝕡𝕠𝕡𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕡𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦’𝕧𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕕? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕙𝕪𝕡𝕖𝕕 𝕦𝕡 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕕 𝕦𝕡 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘? 𝕀𝕤 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕂𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕕𝕠𝕞 𝕓𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Nothing is impossible…when you’re me.”


JLA STOP MAKING ME FALL IN LOVE WITH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS.🥺😭


It’s not fair. All these characters that aren’t real but are just so swoon-worthy and lovable…….asdfghgjhkl I can’t take this anymore😩

The pain—


The Darkest Star is the spin-off to the Lux series , so I’d definitely say to read that before this—although, you don’t have to, but I believe that you’d be missing out on A LOT (and there’d be some spoilers from Lux). I mean, who wouldn’t want to meet Daemon and Katy?!?! And Dee, Archer, little Luc……yes, you read that right. Little Luc was an arrogant but hilarious genius😆 altho there’s not much a difference right now compared to then

Anyways the Origin series is set 4 years after the Luxen (Luxen = Alien) invasion on Earth. The evil Luxen who wanted to take over Earth are no longer a threat and the ones that do actually want to settle and live in peace are constantly monitored, buuuut still living nicely.
After that war between the two races, the humans/govt. doesn’t want to take any chances with the Luxen. (makes sense after all that death and destruction)

Now here we have 17-year old Evie Dasher living a somewhat normal life when one night, she decides to go party at a club with her friend, Heidi, for the very first time. Of course, the day she finally decides to sneak out go, Evie gets caught up in a raid and then……she meets Luc.😏

His shirt read NO DRAMA LLAMA. That shirt was a lie. This boy was all about the drama llama.

Luc…..I love Luc so much.😻 oh look, me about to start rambling about another one of JLA’s characters His shirts especially are one of my favourite things about him.🤣 He obviously didn’t have a good first impression with trying to kick out Evie out of the club…..for reasons to be revealed later on.🧐

asdfghjkl but hearing his sweet but stupid jokes to Evie.🥺🥰😆 Just reading brought me a goofy smile to my face xD. I can’t imagine not loving Luc.💕

I held up my hand. “I think it’s time that you leave.”

“I can’t.”

“What do you mean you can’t?”

“Because you’ve swept me off my feet.”

That’s so cheesy but I can’t help but laugh because of how ridiculously sweet that is, too.🤣

And there’s also his protectiveness of Evie and wanting to spend time with her consistently—which she herself doesn’t understand considering they only met recently.

Still……she can’t help her growing attraction to him and the more time she spends with Luc…..the more Evie discovers many shocking revelations.

Omg and there’s also that one scene where Evie’s mom pulls out a shotgun from underneath a couch cushion —I don’t know about you, but if I found out that my mother had a shotgun hidden underneath a cushion……umm hahahhaa that’d be pretty freaky😰😂 who am i kidding I’d lose it

Mom took out a gun—a freaking shotgun—from underneath the couch cushion. My mouth dropped open. I knew we had guns in the house. Mom was in the military. Duh. But hidden under a couch cushion where I sat and napped and ate cheesy puffs?

All those times she was just sitting/sleeping on top of a shotgun, and eating cheesy puffs . What a scary mom.😨

On to the next book! more Luc ofc hehe ❤

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕚𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝕞𝕠𝕞𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕠𝕗?😨 (𝔽𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕖𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕓𝕔 𝕀 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕠𝕗 𝔸 𝕃𝕆𝕋 𝕠𝕗 𝕤𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕞𝕠𝕞𝕤😆) 𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕠𝕗 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕