Margin Notes: Six of Crows

Six of Crows 

by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was fine, but just not my favorite. (view spoiler)

The characters were somewhat interesting, with the female characters piquing my interest more than the others, though toward the end when we got a bit more backstory on some of the characters I was interested.

This book felt like a CW show, if you know what I mean--sort of teen-soap-opera-y. The plot wasn't that well developed, and there wasn't enough character development--it all happened in flashbacks, which felt like a cop out. None of the characters had real arcs-they didn't change that much (if at all) through the plot, so it felt short and like it just covered the surface area, to me.

It might be a good beach/vacation book for teens on spring break, but for me it was lacking. I love a good YA book, but this just wasn't deep or developed enough for me. I want some meat in my stories. It felt like it was written for teens, rather than being a great book that was well written that would appeal to teens, if that makes sense. I won't pick up the rest of the series.

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