Hello everyone! I came back from holiday and this is the book I took with me and read on my journey; so I didn’t read it in one-sitting but you definitely should because once you’re in it, there’s no turning back.
Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. (From Goodreads)
Published: September 29th 2015 by Henry Holt and Company (first published July 28th 2015)
Read: From July 6th to 24th 2016
Review: 5/5 Stars
“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”
― Leigh Bardugo,
Thoughts on the book (including the plot and writing style):
This is a heist. It’s not the kind of thing I usually read but let me tell you: I adored this one. The book was fast-paced but it did not seem rushed. It was so well-written that I felt like I was watching a movie. The author incoporated flashbacks but they were so sublte, and we got to understand the characters more in depth.I looked forward to the flashbacks and each new information that was provided. I loved unravelling the mysteries. I’m not gonna lie, the building of this world was kind of hard getting into: the names of places and people and languages; but once you got all of that, you were hooked. My mind is mostly blown about all the details and descriptions in the book, Leigh Bardugo (and her team) must have taken some crazy time researching a lot of things and I want to say bravo to that! The diferent narratives, made the story even more unique and you had different points of views on things and understood some decisions a little better. This is book was a surprise and a good one at that. Totally worth the hype.
Kaz Brekker: I don’t read many books with males being the protagonist but I have to say that Kaz is one of my favorite male character ever. He was very smart and resourceful. Some say that he’s too arrogant but I think that after all he’s been through, he has the right to be. I loved his back story the most, the truth behind the myth. People see him as a monster but to me, he’s just someone who suffered so much that he doesn’t want to feel pain again; which is understandable.
Inej Ghafa: She truly is the Wraith. I wish I was as agile as she is. I don’t know what the team would have done without her. Her character was so endearing and you can’t help but love her. I love that she’s a strong, loyal and brave character that we can count on. I understand why Kaz admires
and loves her so much.
Jesper Fahey: What can I say? Jesper is one of a kind, he’s addicted to games and loves danger. I thought his repartés were very funny and I loved watching his bond with Wylan grow.
Nina Zenik: When I think about Nina, the first word that comes to my mind is lively. She is fierce and doesn’t take anyone’s bullshit
except Matthias’maybe. She is selfless and the way she “sacrified” herself at the end moved me. She fights for what she believes in and she is a true warrior.
Matthias Helvar: Matthias, Matthias, Mathias. He loves Nina more than himself. The team grew on him and that was good to witness. He also went through tough stuff and his dilemma was hard. He likes sense and justice and also fights for what he believes in but doesn’t let hatred guide him. We think he’s stoïc but Nina brings the best out of him and one quote sums it all: “I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.”
Wylan Van Eck: He was the character that evolved the most. I loved how he grew confident and became a memeber of the group. His backstory is quite touching and I totally ship him with Jesper! Let’s not forget how helpful he was to the team too.
I’m looking forward to the second book very very much and I’m sure it won’t disappoint! Until next time, Karla.