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Book Review – Six of Crows

Six of Crows book coverSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker, criminal mastermind and leader of one of Ketterdam’s many gangs, has just been offered the score of a lifetime. The catch? He must pull off an impossible heist. But, he has a plan and maybe the right crew of thieves and thugs can pull it off. Six very different outcasts must come together as a team if they are going to infiltrate one of the most impenetrable fortresses ever built. Six of Crows took a good eighty pages to capture my attention, probably because I was previously unfamiliar with the rich world in which Leigh Bardugo sets her novels, but once the action picked up, I was hooked. I love the drama of a good heist story and this one spared none. I came to thoroughly care about her characters and appreciate the uniqueness of each through alternating perspective chapters. The story reminds me of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Both contain rich fantasy worlds, flawed characters that you end up rooting for and a wonderful snarkiness. On the whole, I would enthusiastically recommend Six of Crows. 

Book Review – Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red SkiesRed Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Review: I’m still amazed at how much stuff Scott Lynch can pile into one novel! The second installment of his Gentleman Bastards series includes a casino heist, poison, pirates, a prison break, and at least 3 different aliases for his main characters. And that’s not even close to all the action and adventure packed into “Red Seas Under Red Skies.” I’ve complained before that Scott Lynch’s books feel too long to me but I have to admit that they are a roaring good time.

Book Review – The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke LamoraThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Review: “Fantasy mixed with Ocean’s 11.” That description was the reason I picked up this book after being told to read it multiple times. And I have my own two words to describe it now: fun stuff. Mr. Lynch’s prose was captivating and funny. I laughed out loud several times and inwardly snickered many other times. The first in Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series was rousing good fun mixed with intrigue and great fantasy elements.