Book Review: Six of Crows

Book Review: Six of Crows

Maddie Papia, Staff Reporter

Outcasts alone? Unusual. Outcasts working together to complete a heist worth a lifetime of riches? Chaotic at the very least. They all work together wonderfully… when they aren’t trying to kill each other.

I personally loved Six of Crows. If you’re looking for a good fantasy read you will definitely want to check this one out. There are so many amazing plot lines, the chapters are short, and the characters are humorous and relatable. Leigh Bardugo did such a good job with this book, there’s not much to dislike about it.

It has so many different intricate sub-plots that weave together to compliment the overarching plot of the story. Leigh Bardugo likes to change the POV (point of view) in order to hide vital information about a specific plot line from the reader. When she would do this, it would frustrated me because I wanted to know more about where the last character left off. But then the next POV shift made me completely forget about my curiosity until I was reminded of that character’s existence later on. Each character has their own plot and character development, and it’s amazing how well Leigh brings them all together into one larger overarching plot.

Another thing I love is that the chapters are short and sweet, which makes it super easy to read for a long time. Knowing you accomplished one chapter has you gearing up to absolutely destroy the next. I was planning on reading for maybe an hour, but I accidentally finished the entire book in one day. The book just has a way of drawing you in and keeping you there. So be warned, if you start this book you might just have to finish it.

It’s not only entertaining, it also brings up very relevant problems we all face. The problems the characters face are those of a fantasy world, but the relationships between the characters and their growth is much like our own. Each character has their own unique personality and problems, making them easy to relate to. You can’t help but root for each of them as they take on obstacle after obstacle.

Although this book is fiction, there are so many good takeaways that are applicable in our everyday lives. This entire book is just phenomenal and I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.