Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Reviews - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for providing me with an e-ARC to review! All opinions are my own.


When I first saw that this book was coming out, I though to myself "Ok, so this is Leigh Bardugo. How can you go wrong?" and the answer is you can't! This book was just spectacular!

I really and truly loved this book. It took a little bit to get into it, although that might be more because I am on a contemporary kick right now, but once I did get into it, I couldn't stop reading! I stayed up to all hours of the night finishing this book.

This book is set in the same world, the Grishaverse if you will, as the Grisha trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising). You don't really have to read that trilogy before this series, that being said, it's nice to know how the powers work, and that sort of thing. Plus, it's a great trilogy, so you should just read it anyways!

Now, I know that I am raving about this book, and its amazing, BUT there is one teensy tiny little detail that made me drop 0.5-1 star. The storyline. Now for some this may be a problem, but for me it was just a little speed bump. I found it was very similar to Marie Lu's The Young Elites, with the group of characters, as well as their rocky relationship and 'magical' skill set as well as having a hint of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. It wasn't so similar that it was annoying or copying, but I just felt like there was a lot of parallels between those books and this one. Now granted, both writing styles are very different, but I just thought it felt similar.

That isn't to say don't read this book. I still highly recommend it, and the Grisha trilogy, so I would say that if you liked The Young Elites and/or A Darker Shade of Magic you will enjoy this book.

My only other complaint, now that I have the physical, finished hardcover, is that it's not the same size as the Grisha trilogy! It's a tall hardcover, and the trilogy is a standard size hardcover. Maybe that is to help distinguish that they aren't the same series, I don't really know.

Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely and definitely recommend!