ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Review

Updated on February 3, 2016


Six of Crows is a novel about a group of young men and women, all crooks, assassins, and worse, attempting the heist of a lifetime while simultaneously trying not kill each other in the process.

It follows the narration of all of the main characters, including Kaz, the mysterious, glove-wearing gang leader known as "Dirtyhands" and the assassin known as "the Wraith".

In this novel, Bardugo weaves a dark, sinister tale of revenge, death, slavery, and magic. With many dark turns, it's an unpredictable, witty, and enthralling read.

Personal Note

This is the first book in years that I have stayed up until one in the morning reading. I could not put this book down for the life of me, and it was so refreshing.

Narration and Characters

Everything about the characters and narration of this book was incredibly refreshing.

Each character, no matter what gender or race, received the same amount of care, attention, and crafting as their counterparts, creating multiple, vivid personalities for the reader to connect to.

All characters were starkly different and believable. What was most refreshing was that there were good and bad aspects of each character--as is true of people in real life. There are no clear-cut heroes in this novel, but there are still people to root for, and makes the reader question their own perception of morality.

What was interesting (and great) was that the female characters, specifically Inej (the Wraith), never fell into any typical categories that some YA female characters tend to do. They didn't fall into the "adorably clumsy" trope or the "heartless killer" trope. They were real, believable characters with intense emotions.


The plot was wonderfully constructed, keeping the reader guessing at every turn.

Backstories were revealed in a wonderfully intense way, revealing bits and pieces to keep the reader curious about the characters until, finally, all is revealed, connecting the characters with their motivations, personalities, and how they came to be what they are when the story begins.


This review was short, which is always a good sign, because if it were to go on any longer, it would simply be more praise for this book. Bardugo crafted a wonderful story with intense characters, wonderful world building, and a gripping plot.

It was very enjoyable, and I highly anticipate the rest of the series.

Which Six of Crows Character Are You?

view quiz statistics

Interested in reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? Find it Here


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)