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Six of Crows | Book Review

Have you ever been skeptical about a book? It could have been due to hype and rumors, online discussion, or maybe just the classic “judging a book by its cover.” I can’t say I’m not guilty of judging books based on hearsay, because I have to admit I was very skeptical about the book Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Part of the issue is that I read Shadow and Bone, the first book she ever wrote about the Grishaverse. I wasn’t a fan of the plot of that book or the characters, so… in all honesty… I carried that judgement over to her duology Six of Crows and Crowned Kingdom. The other issue is entirely my own: there was so much hype around these two books that I just subconsciously averted myself from them. I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t get past the idea that maybe this book was just as gritty and enticing as it was being advertised. I mean… a popular YA book can’t possibly be gritty and hard and cold, right? …