Kaz Brekker – oh no you didn’t. How can anyone ever live up to your standards, I ask myself . How can anyone ever write a book as brilliant as this ever again? Leigh Bardugo, you took your writing to a whole other level. The second novel of the Six of Crows Duology plays only days after the first novel ended, leaving Kaz Brekker’s gang with nothing but their anger about Jan Van Eck’s betrayal and the worries about Inej, who got captured by nobody else than Van Eck. Determined to get his Wraith and money back, Kaz comes up with a plan so brilliantly minded no one is safe – making them the most wanted people in the world.
I have nothing to say about the fact that these novels are the most fascinating ones I’ve ever read. Leigh Bardugo writes in a way I haven’t seen anybody write, yet this is only a small part of why these books are my favorites. The dialogues are vivacious, the characters are lovely and the plot is the most epic one ever. Also, how does Leigh Bardugo can come up with these masterplans of Kaz’, I wonder?!
I fell in love with all of Kaz Brekker’s gang – obviously Kaz himself, Inej, Nina and Matthias, Jesper and Wylan (and Kuwei if you can count him). Therefore, one can imagine that the ending is very emotional of somebody loving each member of the crew – but no spoilers!
As mentioned in my Six of Crows Blog Post, there have not been many books I read where I enjoyed multiple characters telling the story, but Leigh Bardugo couldn’t change my mind more. All of these characters have their own interesting story and I would love to read all of them, if they are ever written.
SPOILER ALERT!!! Don’t continue reading this paragraph if you intend to read this book (which I highly recommend).
Especially, I’m a huge fan of Kaz and Inez and therefore loved the ending where he bought her her own ship and found her parents. I strongly believe they are off sailing the seas hunting slavers together by now.
I cried when Matthias died because he and Nina where soulmates. There have never been two couples in a book I love that much, so these book really were the exception as I both love Kaz and Inej and Nina and Matthias. Also, I can’t stop thinking about Nina’s last words to Matthias (“May Djel watch over you until I can once more.”). That kind of stayed stuck in my head.
SPOILER ALERT END
I don’t know how to ever love a book as much as I loved Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom as these books are rare masterpieces, in my opinion.
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