No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
This review will most likely offend many who love these books, but I can’t help it! I have to be honest—especially after really enjoying the first book, Six of Crows.
I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”
Six of Crows is set in the bustling city of Ketterdam. Kaz Brekker is a “business man” known for his greed and ambition. When he is approached by a merchant with an impossible heist, Kaz is all in. He assembles a crew of talented thieves and well, you’ll have to read the book to find out the rest!
Here’s the deal, and Kaz is all about some deals: I loved Six of Crows. Once I understood the world, and was introduced to the characters I was all in. Within a few hours of turning the first page I went ahead and ordered the next book, Crooked Kingdom, on amazon. I finished Six of Crows within two days, perfect timing for prime shipping, was excited until I opened Crooked Kingdom.
Reading Crooked Kingdom felt like I was getting all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out. I could not finish the book. I know, gasp. I’m not proud of it—but I could NOT finish it.
Crooked Kingdom made my Trinity of Terrible books list:
City of Bones
All three I couldn’t finish. And you know what? I’m a little miffed about it, because Leigh Bardugo is an excellent writer.
So, I recently sold my copy of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I could no longer justify having them both on my shelf. I was going to keep Six of Crows…but then it’s a duology. You can’t have one without the other, and having Crooked Kingdom on my shelf was embarrassing. I could recommend one, but not the other.
When I slid both books toward the cashier it felt like a funeral for Six of Crows, but I was definitely not mourning over Crooked Kingdom.
Have you read The Six of Crows duology?
What are your thoughts?