Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A foreign scientist has developed a drug that makes people with powers become super powered. The downfall is they become badly addicted as the drug leaves them in shambles. The scientist has been captured and a merchant from Ketterdam wants him rescued. He hires the criminal Kaz Brekker with the promise of a ridiculous amount of money. Kaz pulls together an eclectic group to pull off the seemingly impossible heist.
Six of Crows is a story of thievery and companionship. All the familiar heist aspects are present. The criminal mastermind that frequently makes the possible impossible. His varied crew including a spy, a gunner, a powered person, an explosives man, and a reluctant participant. Six of Crows would hardly be accused of being overly original, but it's characters are excellent. The author made six fully developed characters to care about and wondering what would happen to them next kept me reading.
The story is a young adult novel so the normal tropes were readily seen. There were complicated relationships and all the characters were teenagers. I always have a hard time imagining a bunch of teens being capable of doing remarkable things, but they didn't constantly behave like teenagers which helped.
Six of Crows was a solid book, but I don't know if I enjoyed it enough to see what happens next in the series.
3.5 out of 5 stars
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