Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off the most daring heist imaginable.
But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're fighting for their lives.
Double-crossed and badly weakened, they're low on resources, allies and hope.
While a war rages on the city's streets, the team's fragile loyalties are stretched to breaking point.
Kaz and his crew will have to make sure they're on the winning side... no matter what the cost.
|Me before and during reading this book!|
Six of Crows ended with Inej being taken by Van Eck, and him demanding Kuwei Yul-Bo being handed over to him in exchange. How could Bardugo do that to me?!? But I also loved her for it, as I knew what it would bring out in Kaz. Kaz is so in love with Inej that it is just adorable and I knew that her being taken would make him go into full cold-blooded, calculating bastard in order to get her back. And he did not disappoint me. I just love those two together and I was so excited to see what devious plan he could concoct in order to get her back.
I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd craw to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.
|Me with all six of the crew!|
They were twin souls, soldiers destined to fight for difference sides, to find each other and lose each other too quickly. She would not keep him here. Not like this.
I still absolutely love this book though for so many reasons. A million of those are about the characters, but there is more as well. I love Bardugo's writing, she is a writer that seems to improve with every book. I love her dialogue, she writes some of the best, funniest dialogue between her characters. I love all the ships, and the fact they are all so different. I love the world this is set in, how vast it is. I can't get over how she manages to keep us guessing and surprising us at every turn. This wasn't everything I wanted but it was still an amazing finale to a brilliant duology.
Now it is time.
Okay... go away non-spoiler reading people. BE GONE!
|Basically all my Kaz & Inej feels summed up.|
The last thing I HAVE to talk about is Matthias dying. I CAN'T DEAL RIGHT NOW!!! I still don't understand it and why it was necessary. Other than the fact it would seem 'too easy' if they had all managed to survive. Clearly I am just a basic bitch who needs the wonderful, happily ever after where all our heroes run off into the sunset together. But, come on, is that too much to ask for!!! Bardugo is evil. I was on a bus when I read that part and, even though I had been spoiled for the death before I even read this book, I was a horrible weepy mess. It was heartbreaking to read, especially when Nina couldn't bear to let him go and tried to bring him back. NOOOOOOOOO! Why would Bardugo do it, why?!?! I just can't deal. I hate when a death feels like it is just there for the shock factor of it all. Some of my favourite books involve the deaths of my favourite characters, but at least there it felt like it made more sense and was for a reason. Here it didn't. But maybe that is just me.
|WHY, BARDUGO, WHY?!?!|
Okay... I am going to leave it there. I can't even deal right now. I am still not over this book. I will nee a reread, where my score will probably go to 5/5 once I get over the open ending. It also didn't help that I have been in a 5/6 month slump when I read this, that might have been a factor into why I didn't love it as much as I wanted to.