Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo - Henry Holt and Company

Read By: nurul.nurfitriana

Reading a fantasy book is purely enthralling, and I feel like i want to read another fantasy book. My previous reading on A Darker Shade of Magic left me pleased and so emo, because when reading it I can’t help myself to place myself in the characters’ shoes especially Kell. The book is really good, and I highly recommend. However, in this second book I decided not to read the sequel of ADSOM (A Gathering of Shadows), because I think Kell need to rest, after all the struggles he has faced on the previous book. I just can’t bear imaging him hurt 😅.

Then, I’m stumbled upon Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo’s masterpiece. I know this book, when I randomly searching something about ADSOM (fun facts, quotes, art drawings, and so forth) this book would pop up as the alternative because they have some similarities like: it’s a fantasy book, there’s a magic, the characters is also a thief. But, the story is completely different (yeah, of course ).

Six of Crows took Amsterdam as the inspiration of Ketterdam, the capital of Kerch. This book actually a little bit complicated but fascinating because there are lots of ‘words’ that the author made herself and they are related to the other Bardugo’s books, The Grisha Trilogy. Here’s the synopsis.


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.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

NRDateBook's Chapter/PagesPages/WordsPlaceTime
115 October 2017Part 1. Shadow Business #1. Joost (9-13)5At boarding house25 mins

This like a reading trial, 😅. I just read a few pages to know is this book appropriate or not for me. And I think I will be fine if I continue reading this book. Of course, I found some unconfirmed words, but I can grasp the idea and I can look for it in the dictionary. But, there is a problem, the author-made words 😅. Because I don't read the Grisha Trilogy, there are much of word I don't know yet. Luckily, there's a website which provides the meaning of them, and it solve my problem.

I can't tell much about the story because I just read 5 pages, but this story is focus on Joost, a stadwatch guard, doing his routine patrolling. Joost have crush on Anya, a Grisha Healer, indenturedan to Councilman Hoede. But, there's something wrong at that night and Joost decided to know what it is.

224 October 2017Part 1. Shadow Business #1.Joost (14-18) #2. Inej (18-31)18At Boarding house1 hour. 17 mins

It's been long time since read this book 😭, I don't know how can I didn't read. But, today I decided to read and I get 18 pages. Okay, I will be better in managing my time. And about the time consuming I'm not really sure, because I forget to checking on it.

So, the remaining story in Joost part, Joost found out that Anya is being tested for using Jurda Perem (a kind of drug) while she cured a boy. But turned out the drug is really reactive to a Grisha, and she's not just healing but also controlling one's mind. Something that could be dangerous.

Then, the story is switched in Inej's prospective because the story is told in third pov. Inej is a process of gang, The Dregs, with Kaz Brekker is the leader. The story already told how clever Kaz in taken down his enemy, Gaals, the gang leader of Black Tips. Kell is seventeen years old, with edgy feature, dark hair, and using cane with crow in its head. Inej, herself known as The Wraith, joined with the gang two years ago when she was fifteen.

I can smell something funny will happen between Kaz and Inej. And, I can image Kaz is attractive 😂 (don't forget Kell, dude)