For my next wide reading blog, I chose Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo. I chose this book because I am a fan of the heist and crime category, like this book.
Six of Crows is a fictional tale set in a world rot with crime, murder, and magic. In this story, there is a city, Keterdam and in this city, there is a group of criminals with a job that no one could pass up. 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. Together, this unlikely group of rejects will pull off the greatest heist of all time.
One of the characters in this book was “the sharpshooter”. He’s pretty much the only character in the book with a sense of humor. With his great attitude and sharpshooting skills, he is probably my favorite character. I would love to meet him. I feel like he would be a super nice guy, even if he would be joking all the time.
I loved this book. I think it was the perfect balance of fight scenes, dramatic moments, and joyful victories. I would recommend this book but only for people with a stomach because there are some parts that are pretty morbid.
There are many books similar to, or in the same category as Six of Crows. I think that the best example would be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. As I had explained in my previous blog post, Red Queen is full of magic, criminals, and adventure. Both books are about societies rejected becoming powerful.
I think that the moral of the story is being persistent. I think this because persistence is what got this gang of criminals to victory. If the took a small loss, the come back with an even harder punch.