Title: Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Dates: September 29, 2015 & September 27, 2016
“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.”
Another bullet point review of a reread that I’ve forgotten all about.
I knew I wanted to do a reread of the Six of Crows duology having now read the Grisha trilogy – just to see if my thoughts have changed or I have a better sense of the world. I can say that I do think I like the story more – or maybe I’m just more aware of the worldsbuilding so I can appreciate everything, but I’m happy with my reread.
Six of Crows
•I think this time around, I liked the indivdual characters more. I remember only really likeing Jesper the first time, but I really found each character to have a spark to them this time.
•I love the heist to break Matthias out of prison
•There was a HUGE lull for me in the middle of the book when they were on their journey to the Ice Prison. It just felt boring and like nothing was happening.
•The breakout at the Ice Prison was kinda hectic and hard to follow, but in a slightly good way. The confusion worked with the action to create tension and anticipation. but it also felt kinda rushed.
•I would have liked to really get a sense of Ketterdam, I feel like we barley scratched the surface of the worldbuilding there.
•Kaz’s backstory is tragic and really lest you clearly see his motivations and how he became Dirtyhands.
•The last chapter of this book just made me want to reread the last chapter of Crooked Kingdom really bad, and it took a Herculian effort to not immediately skip to the end before starting my reread.
•I know we get a lot more backstory for Jesper in book 2, but I don’t remember if we get more of Nina’s or Inej’s. I hope so, because I feel like we didn’t get a lot for them in Six of Crows.