Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow. I don’t know what the fuck I was playing at last time I read this book, but I must have been in a right fucking strop. When I read this that first time, I gave it a 3.5 rating because I just wasn’t that fussed.
I just…the only thing I can say in my defence is that I hadn’t read the Grisha trilogy when I started Six of Crows initially, so I didn’t really know what the fuck anything was. I know they’re different stories and characters, but I would recommend starting off with Shadow and Bone before Six of Crows.
In my first review, I said that I didn’t fall in love with the characters (because I’m a fucking idiot) but my god I just…THEY’RE MY BABIES. Kaz is a masterpiece. He’s cruel and callous but he owns it, and never apologises for it. He’s wickedly smart and uses any means possible to get what he wants. And so reading about his feelings for Inej?
Inej is so fucking precious I just want to cuddle her. And NINA! She’s fabulous, and their friendship is just fucking gold. Jesper and Wylan’s banter is brilliant too, and I loved seeing Wylan come out of his shell, as well as Matthias’s conflicting emotions. Leigh’s characters are just so realistic and 3D, it’s mental.
I’m so pleased I read this book again. It’s going on my favourites shelf and it’s never coming off.