Done reading SIX OF CROWS – Book 1 in The Six of Crows Duology.
Author’s Writing Style ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ I am spellbound from the first page until the last. The style of writing is crystal-clear. FYI: I am not scheduled to read this book yet. I just read the opening paragraph and to my surprise, I found myself devouring the first part of the six – which is narrated in third-person POV in past tenses.
Character/s Development ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ I love how gray the main characters are. Without an open-mind, you can easily judge them knowing these six teenagers are professionally-trained criminals. Yet, never judge the book by its cover. Their sad backstories have just forced them to be someone they do not want to be. Kaz’ flashbacks are my favorite, I hate it he grew up as a thief but at the same time, I empathize why. His childhood is extremely traumatic. Next is Nina. I love her. She is a natural flirt.
Plot ♣ ♣ ♣ This is a rare high-fantasy set in a world that is known as Grishaverse. First few minutes of read, it confused me why it is a fantasy. I haven’t read the other Grisha novels before Six of Crows; therefore, I was clueless how this world building works. The story to me is simply as similar as Ocean’s Eleven with sprinkles of Maleficent. I continued to read, however, pretended not to care, until I get to the climax and there you have it, the answers flooded on me. The ending explodes. It left me in total confusion.
My overall score: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣