• Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookworm #bookblogger #blogger #book #bookreview #manga #seraphoftheend #vizmedia
  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
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I could eat this again today🤤
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#blogger #dayout #lunchdate #foodblogger #foodporn #eggsbenedict #bloggerlife #common #friendsandfood #foodie #foodphotography
  • Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #book #bookblogger #blogger #travelblogger #travel #bloggerlife #reeddiffuser #teaenthusiast
  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookish #blogger #bookreview #manga #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #seraphoftheend #viz #vizmedia #bookobsessed
  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #villefranche #travel #holiday #vacation #travelblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #newtsreadathon2019
Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

September 11, 2017

I was sent Six of Crows nearly two years ago...that'll give you a sense of my TBR situation.

From the get go I was unsure that I'd like this book. There was so much hype, people kept telling me that I needed to read it regardless of whether I had read the Grisha Trilogy. First of all, I do think that although it isn't imperative, you should read the trilogy first. To begin with I was struggling to understand how the Grisha powers worked but as I read on it clicked. And I'm convinced that this duo-logy slightly spoils the Grisha Trilogy. If you've read both please find me on Instagram or Twitter and let a girl know.

As I mentioned there was so much hype around this series. Authors, bloggers and my friends were all raving about this book. And bloody hell they were right to do so. I absolutely adored this book. Leigh Bardugo is one of the only writers that I feel like can write a multiple POV fantasy book and have each POV feel completely different. There have been times when I've read other books and had to check back to see which characters POV I was in. That was never a problem in this series. There were so many little phrases that each character had, the way they viewed the world. Everything was thought about.

And now I'm a little lot in love with Kaz Brekker. I feel for him so much. He was painted as a monster and used that to his advantage when really he's one of the most thoughtful characters I've ever met. He's frighteningly intelligent - which then makes me ask how frighteningly intelligent is Leigh Bardugo? He has the most incredible one liners and come backs. How he interacts with all the other characters is fantastic to read. Even though this is a multiple POV book he still manages to surprise the other characters and the reader with his plots and plans. I think my favourite thing about him is the fact that he needs a cane. It immediately suggests that he's frail, unassuming yet in reality he's one of the most feared and brutal gang members in the Barrel. For those that aren't aware Leigh also uses a cane and is just as badass as Kaz, if not more.

As for the rest of The Dregs I can't fathom how Leigh managed to flesh out these characters to much. Every single character has a complex back story that still in some ways influences them in present day. Inej's is by far the most heartbreaking in my opinion. She's another character who uses her wounds to her advantage. In fact, every single one of the Dreg's has a fatal flaw or something that hinders them but they deal with it. It's never and excuse and it never holds them back. And none of them are perfect - they're all willing to do horrendous things and sometimes they do do the horrendous things but as a reader you find yourself cheering them on.

"Yes! Kill her! Slit her throat!" Is never a phrase I thought I'd find myself wanting to shout...especially not in a public place. But that's how compelling these liars, thieves and murderers are.

The story alone is mind-blowing. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how its possible for one person to create such a complex story within one book. There are so many twists and turns in Six of Crows, I feared for the characters more and more with every turn of the page! The ending of the novel in particular had my heart in my mouth and tears streaming. My crying was on par with the ACOWAR blubbering...

Info

Name: Six of Crows*

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Indigo

Pages: 422

ISBN: Published PB - 9781780622286

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you read Six of Crows? What did you think?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

  • Reply
    Johnk619
    September 12, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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      Katie - A Novel Idea
      September 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Thankyou!

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