By Leigh Bardugo
Looking for a unique book with a captivating plot, a mesmerizing setting, and a lovable, diverse cast of characters? Look no further!
Recommended Age Level: 13+
First Book in a Duology
My rating: 5/5
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.
I absolutely loved this book! (I would recommend reading this after reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy just for the sake of avoiding spoilers.) The storyline is fascinating and unpredictable, and it is such a nice break from all of the books about the Chosen One saving the world (not that there's anything wrong with those books – I really like them too). The characters are so complex, diverse, and well-developed that it's hard not to love them all, and the writing style balances the tension of the plot so well with banter between the main cast. This was a book that I couldn't put down, and if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind fantasy heist novel with characters you can't help but root for, you won't be able to put it down either!
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