Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo does an awesome job painting the picture of life in the criminal underbelly of the Grishaverse. Unlike the Shadow & Bone Trilogy (which is a great read), this story focuses more on a colorful crew of miscreants who are trying to pull off the ultimate heist, which would allow them each the opportunity to change their fate.

I really enjoyed the story (first in a duology). I was thrown a bit at first because unlike the Shadow & Bone Trilogy which was written from the first-person point of view, Bardugo chose to switch to the third-person point of view for Six of Crows. Additionally, each chapter focused on an individual character versus meshing the characters all together in one chapter. I find this so intriguing because when I started the novel I am currently writing, I struggled to decide which point of view to use. I wonder why Bardugo decided to change it up, but I can say that she did an excellent job of it.

For me, each author I read had a certain voice and even if you read different stories by that author, you can still hear or feel their unique voice. It feels different for me with Bardugo and the multiple points of view, but it definitely opens up the idea to me that as an author it is possible and even sometimes necessary to switch things up. Leigh Bardugo is one of the greats, and I cannot wait to read the next book in this duology, Crooked Kingdom.

Leigh Bardugo, if you ever see this review, as an aspiring Fantasy/Sci-Fi author, I would love to know why you chose to switch points of view, which one you found easier, etc.

Definitely read this book. It’s great!

Published by ATL Doyle

I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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