Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

By Leigh Bardugo

  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 753 Ratings)


The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz 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. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

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.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity—and the adventure—of a lifetime.

Praise for Six of Crows:

Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black

Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

“There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” —The New York Times Book Review

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” —Bustle
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series


  • Brilliant!

    By Mind Jacker
    This is the best book series I’ve ever read. I couldn’t put down this book and ended up late to my classes, oh well. The characters are so diverse and well written that I fell in love with each individual. I also enjoyed that this book was fast paced. It was bit predictable, but the things that came to pass that I saw coming had huge twists. One hundred percent recommend, I just wish I could newly read this again!
  • Gold Standard For YA Fiction: READ IT!

    By GhibliPendragon
    Six of Crows is a magical heist novel, filled with an intricate and fast paced plot, cunning, diverse, and intelligent characters, hilarious banter, genuine relationships, and phenomenal world building, all with high stakes that keep you hooked from the first chapter. While I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to read the Grisha trilogy to understand SOC, it is definitely beneficial to do so in order to fully understand the dynamics and stakes at hand, and I regret not reading it beforehand. This duology has renewed my hope in YA, and it set my standards in books really high. If you liked the Lunar Chronicles, this is basically the more mature heist version of it. Do yourself a favor and read this amazing book ASAP!!!
  • Finally!

    By gkabob
    My attention span is so low that I usually get bored of books that aren’t well written but this was ✨refreshing✨ The character development was on point, no plot holes or pauses, entertaining from start to finish. Also I love the concept of anti-hero types. Not necessarily a good guy but not all that bad kinda main characters. Mary Sue characters really ain’t it. The complexity and diversity of the characters made it better and more interesting. I was tired of reading literally the same boring book in this genre. Although I have no idea how to pronounce fjerda and other names from the book it didn’t matter because I understood the context and wasn’t confused out of my mind by droning descriptions. I finally found a good read! And I’m super excited for the next book :))
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    By Carta mestra de carta
  • A little confusing

    By Reviewer-84
    I didn’t really understand the setting of this book. Is it modern, medieval fantasy, steampunk future, or colonial style? I am very confused 😐.
  • Amazing!!!!

    By gatcha galaxy girl
    Well all I can say is that this book is AWSOME and you won’t be disappointed I honestly didn’t think this book was gonna be any good but boy was it AWSOME all I have to say is to not be disappointed by the first chapter the real fun begins in the second chapter
  • Amazing

    By Harmful_Harms
    I love this book although it is not that plot driven.It does take awhile to get to the heist,but that lets you get to know the characters.The characters are amazing and they all have there own personalities and backgrounds that make them all so different from each other.This book is a must read if you love character driven books. P.S This is my favorite book of all time
  • Finally some YA that isn’t problematic

    By zoyalai b*tch
    Addresses strong themes without romanticizing them e.g. characters are gratuitously flawed, many are victims of some form of oppression and actually suffer from long term trauma (something lots of YA authors seem to think is an aesthetic) and the psychological repercussions that come with it. YA authors think it’s a personality trait to have a dead parent or a tragic backstory, but don’t go beyond a very superficial “underdog take.” In Leigh bardugo’s world, no country / government is fair and just, their leaders have hidden agendas and are a part of a constant struggle for power - much like our own political landscape. I appreciate Bardugo bringing in relatable and objective characterization into a fictional landscape.
  • Loved this!

    By ammelendi86
    Why did I not discover this book sooner?! One of the best books I’ve read this year, heck, probably in the last few years. I’m just sad there are only two books in this series; I wish there were more. Not ready to have Kaz Brekker and his crows out of my life. A must read!
  • Unique

    By YaBoyRoy*cancer*
    The story was interesting. All stories have similarities and this one had some normal aspects, but the detail in the storytelling and the subtle aspects added onto the already unique story. I have read many books and this one is different and fun. I loved it. The second in the series is also fantastic.