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  • isuckatreadinglol
    06.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    Six of Crows Review

    Alright, first book review on this blog...here we go: *spoiler warning, duh*

    Book: Six of Crows Author: Leigh Bardugo

    My Rating: 5/5

    First off, this is the first YA fantasy I've ever read so I have no idea what I was expecting...and I fuckin loved it.

    Second, I binge read this book in three days and it usually takes me a month to read anything ever so that's definitely saying something. I came for Kaz Brekker after watching Shadow & Bone on Netflix and stayed for the amazing plot, diverse and intricate characters, the incredible action and twists, and of course Kaz Brekker. The one thing that I loved was how fast paced this book went, and I genuinely could not stray far from the book because of how addicting it was. There was something in every chapter and you never got bored. The last part had taken the most time for me to complete because of how much action Leigh crammed in the last 60 pages, which made it a bit hard to follow along but it was still epic.

    The Characters:

    Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, Matthias

    "“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."

    The most diverse set of characters I have ever met. There were 6 characters, and the POV's were constantly changing and at some point, while I read someone else's chapter I was worried about the other characters and anticipating the next chapters. This was honestly an amazing decision to tell this story and I never got sick of the characters (except maybe Matthias, sorry).

    Not only does Leigh do an excellent job portraying trauma in her characters (especially Kaz), she also keeps the character's as diverse as possible, from Nina being a plus sized character with badass confidence to Wylan overcoming his dyslexia and even Inej being a brown character. Every character had their own stories and the flashbacks/backstories were always a pleasure to read through.

    Kaz Brekker is a stone cold, morally grey, manipulative, and terrible criminal which of course...makes him an even better protagonist. He definitely rocks the Hot Boy Who Is Mean To Everyone Except That One Chick Because Of His Tragic Backstory trope.

    "There was no part of him that was not broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken."

    He is an anti-hero with his own plans and goals, while also caring so much about his crew that he would do anything for them. I'm very excited to see his character develop with Inej in Crooked Kingdom as well as his relationship with her because I am too obsessed with the two of them. I also enjoyed how Leigh allowed Kaz to fuck up and make mistakes, showing that he wasn't just some perfect character that knew everything about everything, and reading his inner dialogue when he realized his fuck-ups felt refreshing. His backstory was very well written and very tragic (we get it he's emo). It felt so personal knowing why he was they way he was when he sealed himself off from the world. He's also drippy as fuck.

    Inej Ghafa just radiates bad bitch energy and when Kaz called her "dangerous" I screamed "DAMN RIGHT". Her mental drive was beautifully written during her chapters, especially while she climbed the incinerator.

    "The heat of the incinerator wrapped around Inej like a living thing, a desert dragon in his den, hiding from the ice, waiting for her. She knew her body's limits and knew she had no more to give. She'd made a bad wager. It was as simple as that. The autumn leaf might cling to its branch, but it was already dead. The only question was when it would fall...
    Should she jump now or simply wait for her body to give?
    Inej felt wetness on her cheeks. Was she crying? Now? After everything she'd done and had done to her?"

    Most importantly, she was a raw character who pushed herself throughout the book not just for herself but for the rest of the crew. She was selfless but she was also incredibly strong, driven by her future. Inej is the most inspiring character in the book and I have fallen in love with her more times than I could count. (lowkey carried the team imma be honest)

    JESPER FAHEY Y'ALL. My queer sharpshooter king. I think I related to him the most and I loved every chapter with him. Though, I felt like Jesper was treated more as a side character than a main one, especially since he was stuck with Wylan for the entirety of the heist but BOY WHEN I FOUND OUT HE WAS A FABRIKATOR...I might have also screamed. He was definitely the comedic relief and he always kept me laughing at his little comments. Excited to see him and Wylan get together and also hoping for more of Jesper's character.

    "Well, we’ve managed to get ourselves locked into the most secure prison in the world. We’re either geniuses or the dumbest sons of bitches to ever breathe air."
    “If any of you survive, make sure I have an open casket. The world deserves a few more moments with this face.”

    Nina Zenik...bro. She is so powerful. The moment she took parem was *chefs kiss* and it was the most badass scene I had ever experienced. When I began reading her chapters I didn't really enjoy them but when the heist actually began her inner dialogue won me over completely. When she was with Jarl Brum I could not stop laughing at the things she was saying in her head, and even when things were intense she always had something to say which made her character come to life. Her personality is hilarious, and sarcastic and she's also so HOT like my gay ass was swooning. She is who I aspire to be, that is all.

    Matthias Helvar. Personally, I didn't really like his character so much because of how stubborn and he was (and how many times I wanted to punch his stupid ass), however he was still a pretty cool character with some good moments in there. He demonstrated religious corruption well, and he definitely faced a lot of inner conflict due to the pressure of what he was taught when he was younger. His POVs were a little boring but I loved it when he called Kaz a demjin.

    Wylan Van Eck was a super fun character to have around. I definitely enjoyed watching his character grow as he spent more time with the Dregs. I didn't love him as much as the big three (Kaz, Jesper, Inej) and don't have much to say on him except that I admired his strength throughout the last part, especially when confronting his father after hearing all the horrible things he said about his own son. Jesper defending him made me melt big time.

    "He's smarter than most of us put together, and he deserves a better father than you."

    I literally could not have asked for such a creative group of characters and to see them work together makes me feel like I'm part of a big, criminal family.

    The Ships

    The ships were a fun addition to the story and the best part was that they never overstepped the actual objective of the plot but rather worked with it to enhance the connections between each character.

    Kaz and Inej: Let me just cry for a second.

    "She'd laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him."
    "I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all."
    "I'm going to get my money, Kaz vowed. And I'm going to get my girl."

    This one hurt me. I am in love with these two and their relationship with each other makes it so much better. They are not meant to be together yet they are connected in so many ways. I did not think I would fall in love so easy, but here I am.

    Matthias and Nina: I was not convinced by these two, especially with how weird their relationship was. They constantly seemed like they hated each other (valid) and some of their romantic scenes felt forced. In the end, I enjoyed seeing Nina grow on Matthias to wake his stubborn ass up. I swear that man refused to have feelings. Anyway, I still have mixed feelings on these two.

    Wylan and Jesper: They are so cute. Like insanely cute. Like even I was blushing during their cute scenes. Their relationship isn't as developed yet so I am excited to see them in Crooked Kingdom.

    Final Thoughts:

    Representation? Check

    Map? Check

    Two maps?!? Fuck yeah

    Amazing plot and worldbuilding? Check

    Hilarious banter? Mhm

    Great writing? Check

    Well- written characters? 100%

    Overall, this story will forever be my comfort book and I was impressed by the YA fantasy side of literature. It's hard to believe yet comforting that these characters are my age, makes me feel powerful. I loved every bit of this book and now I kinda wanna grab some friends and pull a heist.

    #six of crows #grishaverse #the grisha series #crow club #shadow and bone #kaz brekker#inej ghafa#nina zenik#jesper fahey #wylan van eck #no mourners no funerals #the dregs#soc#sabspoilers#the crows#book review#booklr#ya fantasy#kanej
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  • yelena-belxva
    05.05.2021 - 3 days ago

    Another pet peeve of mine (about Shadow and Bone). I love show!Inej as well, but are you saying that this girl carries AT LEAST 20 knives strapped to her body (one was even IN HER HAIR), and she had never killed anyone (until she saved Kaz from the guard)? What did she do with them then? Only maim and injure? In that Ketterdam neighbourhood...? And risky business? Like I said I love her too, but not very believable, sorry!

    #shadow and bone #shadow and spoilers #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #nóra.txt #inej ghafa
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  • deanpinterester
    05.05.2021 - 3 days ago

    halfway through shadow & bone and just finished the part where alina got her scar erased and is moving on from mal to the other guy and my sister said "i bet alina is gonna become evil and she's gonna accidentally hurt mal in the end and become good again like elsa" how did she come up with such a good idea

    #uhhhh me #shadow and bone #sabspoilers #she also said 'maybe if the grisha dressed normally they would stop getting kidnapped' HFJDHD #i'm using my sister to gauge a non-reader's reaction to the show #and so far the conclusion is the show could've done a better job showing that alina's love for mal was the reason her power was repressed #because i had to explain it to my sister and i also heard someone else critique it saying the book had a better explanation than the show
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  • yelena-belxva
    04.05.2021 - 3 days ago

    Shadow and Bone (2021) | Season 1 Episode 5: Show Me Who You Are

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  • yelena-belxva
    04.05.2021 - 4 days ago

    This little detail is driving me nuts. If Genya is a Tailor, why didn’t she remove the scars from Alina’s face (her forehead)?! I know they are features of Jessie Mei Li, but they could have used a photoshopping device to get rid of them! :o 

    #shadow and bone #alina starkov#genya safin #shadow and bone spoliers #sabspoilers #jessie mei li #nóra.txt
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  • yelena-belxva
    04.05.2021 - 4 days ago

    Shadow and Bone (2021-) | Season 1 Episode 4: Otkazat’sya

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  • thatrandomfangirlll
    02.05.2021 - 6 days ago
    #look at them #theyre so adorableeee #ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh#helnik#nina zenik#matthias helvar#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #free rein#asks
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  • yelena-belxva
    01.05.2021 - 6 days ago

    Shadow and Bone (2021-) | Season 1 Episode 3: The Making at the Heart of the World

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  • carlasroson
    01.05.2021 - 6 days ago
    i’m sorry it took me this long to see you, alina.
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    01.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    #six of crows #kaz brekker#the darkling #got his ass beat by a fucking magic trick #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #soc#grishaverse#inej ghafa#jesper fahey
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    01.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    haven’t done one of these in a hot minute

    #inej ghafa #my knife wife #my love #darling treasure of my heart #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#grishaverse
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  • yelena-belxva
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    Shadow and Bone (2021-) | Season 1 Episode 2: We’re All Someone’s Monster

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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    when we came for the heists and just all got emotionally attached to the goat

    “what happened, to the original plot of the movie? what happened?”

    #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #kaz brekker#inej ghafa #six of crows #soc#jesper fahey#grishaverse #milo the goat
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    i hit 10.000 notes on that goat meme and i have one thing to say:

    we are all unhinged

    #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#jesper fahey#grishaverse#kaz brekker#inej ghafa #milo the goat
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    i totally forgot the template credit but i’m in a show!kanej brainrot atm.

    #kaz brekker#inej ghafa#kanej #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#grishaverse
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    the way that Kaz Brekker dodged the cut not once, but TWICE, something that the darkling has been doing for years. fuck i love this dramatic traumatized man.

    #shadow and bone #kaz brekker#sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#grishaverse
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    30.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    hi this is your not so friendly reminder that this:

    Bright flashes of memory sparked through Kaz’s mind. A cup of hot chocolate in his mittened hands, Jordie warning hun to let it cool before he took a sip. Ink drying on the page as he’d signed the deed to the Crow Club. The first time he’d seen Inej at the Menagerie, in purple silk, her eyes lined with kohl. The bone handled knife he’d given her. The sobs that had come from behind the door of her room at the Slat that night she’d made her first kill. The sobs he’d ignored.

    - Six of Crows, 402.

    is how he reacted when Inej made her first kill in the supposed prequel. i’m not saying that I don’t love the scene where he comforted her with words in the show (because i really, really do), but I am saying that he ignored it in the books probably because she didn’t do it to save his life.

    In the show they make it very clear to address her resentment to killing, and how she made that kill for him, to save his life. her first kill. in the books it barely grazes it, but i’m almost positive it wasn’t to save his life (probably more for her own life in the books, like when she killed the girl Inferni), but i can keep speculating and not knowing.

    #shadow and bone #kaz brekker#inej ghafa#sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#grishaverse#kanej
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  • nikolaicoded
    29.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    normalize 17 year olds beating 500 year olds (especially when said 500 year olds decide to call themselves a weird villain name)

    #shadow and bone #shadow and bone spoilers #sab#sabspoilers#kaz brekker#the darkling #BEST SCENE ?? BEST SCENE !! #electric.txt
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  • kaz-brekker-didnt-need-a-reason
    29.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    kaz not performing a magic trick so he can go with inej and jesper in the circus is my villain origin story

    #kaz brekker#inej ghafa#jesper fahey #shadow and bone #sab spoilers#sabspoilers #shadow and bone spoilers #six of crows #soc#grishaverse #let the nerd perform magic #cowards
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