Book title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

My Rating: 4/5 StarsClick to Purchase

As an author, of course I love to read. Here’s a little review for you guys and gals.

Um, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

There was a depth to the characters that is hard to come by in YA fantasy. Each character had their own quirk, their own persona that made them them. There were no cookie cutter molds that they were shaped from, and Bardugo did a fascinating job avoiding a lot of the stereotypes of YA fantasy.

I’m not going to say too much, but this was such a breath of fresh air. Kaz Brekker and Inej are two of the most brilliantly crafted characters, and the dynamic between the two of them is orchestrated beautifully–once or twice it’s touching, sometimes it hurts, most of the time it’s frustrating in the most alluring of ways for a reader.

Downside? The ending was very, very predictable and there weren’t any breathtaking twists, which is the reason for my 4 stars instead of 5 … lots of in-your-face action though. But the journey you take with the characters should make up for it.

And so many good quotes.