Six of Crows, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 88 reviews

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age 12+


Very interesting and there was never a dull or boring moment. The characters also all have very interesting backstories and are very diverse. Still one of my favorite books I’ve ever read!!!
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age 14+

A Wild Ride!

I have heard it said that this book is a mix between Ocean's 11 and Game of Thrones!! That is a pretty accurate description. The gang leader, Kaz, takes on the biggest heist, and puts together an unbeatable team to pull it off. Each member of the team has baggage and emotions and something different they are trying to get out of the deal. For some its money to buy their freedom, for some its to prove themselves to their father. The world they live in is gritty and mostly cold and unfeeling. Still, you can't help but root for this team to pull it off. Despite their sometimes wonky motivations, each person has a heart and a desire to love. It is important to know that the love interests in this book are not just guy/girl. There is a love interest between two guys that begins with flirting in this book and becomes much more pronounced in the sequel. Do with that what you will. That could attract you to or detract you from this book. There is some language in this book---a mild curse word every 5-10 or so pages if I had to guess. It was not so much that I wouldn't recommend the book. Overall, it is a great read. It is full of action/adventure with just enough angsty romance and unrequited love to keep you reading to the end. Bardugo does not disappoint in this Grisha Universe novel.
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