💬 Is there a book that you’ve been scared to read because of all the hype but – surprise, surprise – actually lived up to it?
That’s Six of Crows for me. I’ve been putting off reading this because it is EVERYWHERE and now I want to kick myself because I hadn’t read it sooner. I had an early flight yesterday (like... gotta be at the airport at 4:30 AM kind of early!!) and I stayed up all night to finish it. I was freaking out at my little sister the entire time (what are time zones even??), crying in the airport and in the plane, and am now sleep-deprived and still reeling from all the emotions. Worth it.
It’s a heist plot with diverse and compelling characters and fascinating worldbuilding. I’m a sucker for the “found family” trope so I was hooked. First-person point-of-view is personally not my jam so I was thrilled that this one was in multiple third-person POVs. There’s so much subtext and foreshadowing that make me excited to reread it. The action had me on the edge of my seat and the way Leigh Bardugo delved into her characters’ psyches and backstories tugged relentlessly on my heartstrings. My one nitpick is probably that these characters act way too mature for teenagers, but in my head they’re in their early 20s so... 🤷🏻♀️ Even if you’re not a fan of YA, I heartily recommend this!
Of course I had to take a photo with waffles, in honour of Nina Zenik, the loud, savvy, kindhearted, badass, plus-sized Heartrender who is never afraid to be herself. But honestly, all of the Crows are my faves. I am officially Grishaverse trash now. 🤪