Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo introduces readers to the gritty, bustling city of Ketterdam. The story follows a diverse and skilled group of characters led by Kaz Brekker, each filled with hidden agendas and dark pasts, as they embark on an impossible heist to rescue a valuable hostage from captivity. At the beginning of this book, the introductions may seem a bit slow-paced, but as the story progresses and the heist begins, the pace picks up, and the narrative becomes more thrilling. Every chapter kept me pretty engaged due to their intriguing plot twists and turns. The author’s descriptive language vividly paints the atmosphere and characters, and the diversity among the characters adds depth to the whole plot, with each member of the group bringing something useful to the table. Readers who enjoy intricate plots and high-stakes adventures like this one will find Six of Crows a perfect read.

Overall, I give this book an 8.5/10!

Review by: Hailey M.

Hailey is a volunteer at Sylmar Branch Library. She is a 10th grader at Granada Hills Charter High School.

—Dana Eklund, Sylmar Branch Library