I can’t believe I waited so long to pick up Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. (Do you need to read her Grisha trilogy first? No, you do not.) With the sequel, Crooked Kingdom, due out in September, now seemed like a perfect time to dive in.
This novel has everything: Revenge. Complicated finances. Scam artists. Dysfunctional relationships. Terrible people. Magicians riding tanks. A plot that goes like a runaway train.
What more could a reader possibly ask for? Not much, and the book probably still managed to work it in somewhere.
If you’re not often interested in YA, I’d recommend giving it a try anyway. The cast of characters is young, but their circumstances have forced them to grow up quickly, and there aren’t many YA hallmarks to their behavior.