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review 2017-05-14 18:14
Six of Crows
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows can probably best be described as "Oceans Eleven in a fantasy universe." A gang of criminals can get immensely rich, beyond their wildest dreams, if they pull off an impossible crime - in this case, breaking a man out of the world's toughest prison.

 

It manages to be a good read despite having 6 or 7 narrators.  My heart drops as a general rule when I see that many narrators listed, because mostly authors can't pull off that much character creation.  Leigh Bardugo did a pretty good job here - she labels the narrator of each chapter up front (so you don't have to guess), doesn't switch in mid-chapter or even mid-paragraph (I've seen that, and it's not pretty), and they're each distinct characters - you can tell them apart, they all have believable motivations, and they each read differently.

 

Bardugo does not info dump, I am thankful to say.

 

The novel ends on quite a cliffhanger.  (I was not happy, as I was under the impression that this was a stand alone.  Also my library does not have the sequel.)

 

I was also not happy that the novel ended at 76% of the ebook.  Did we really need a quarter of the space for not one, but two previews of other books?

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review 2017-05-11 04:17
Reading progress: 100%
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Well, technically the ebook edition I read came to the end of the book at 77% (sneak peeks of other books, acknowledgements, etc.).

 

Helluva ride and a great book.  Lots of dire straits and insurmountable odds.  But with characters that get to you.

 

Although, I'm not sure if I really should have read the Grisha trilogy first.

 

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text 2017-05-11 02:28
Reading progress: 67%.
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Wild ride; lots of twists.

 

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text 2017-05-10 03:51
Reading progress update: 31%.
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

A very good book (real life has delayed the read if it seems like my progress is slow).

 

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text 2017-05-08 15:26
Reading progress update: 19%.
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Surprisingly, I'm okay that so far every chapter is a different POV from a different character (not of same events, story action progresses).

 

There's enough backstory getting revealed/glimpsed that I am starting to wonder if this is a spinoff series of something I might have needed to read first.

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