2015’s top 10 #9

  • “Six of Crows” by L. Bardugo

six of crows coverSix of Crows is the first book in a new trilogy taking place in the Grisha world, soon after the Grisha trilogy. Although it takes place in the same world, in this first installment, we immediately understand that Leigh Bardugo has gone on a different path for this one. I enjoyed the Grisha trilogy, because of Bardugo’s elaborate writing and world, but never quite connected with the characters. In Six of Crows, we follow a diverse cast of 6 characters from different social and ethnical backgrounds, all of them outlaws. These characters are complex, and differ greatly from each other : we have here a large spectrum of morals, from the dutiful soldier to the ruthless murderer. In addition, the quick pace of the story makes Six of Crows a more exhilarating read than Shadow and Bone, and that combined with the different characters’ dynamics, made this book one of my favorite reads of 2015.

 

“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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