Published by Macmillan on September 29th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
You know what? Five stars. Infinity stars. The whole galaxy! All the stars, people. Give this book all the stars!
To be honest, I bought this book two months ago, I think? But I could not pick it up, because I was scared. This book was super hyped up, and a part of me is so scared that it’ll let me down. And another part of me doesn’t want it to end. AT ALL. Hence, I procrastinated and put off this book, until I could not take it anymore. I just had to read it.
She’d laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have.
Oh, this book was smart, let me assure you that. Leigh Bardugo was smart as hell. She made us fall for each and every one of the characters, and set off to give us a heart attack by the end of this book. Because that’s what happened to me. This book was told in many different perspectives, and that made me so very happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I learnt more about each of the characters, and sad because well, I fell for them all. HARD. Even Wylan, Jesper, Kaz, Nina. Heck, even Matthias. Every single one of them I gave my love to.
She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.
This whole damn crew that Kaz put together burned a soft spot in my heart. There wasn’t any favorite character for me, but I do look forward to some more than to others.
Kaz was perfect, in every way. He was the type of guy that I would trust my life with, because I know he would always have my back no matter what. Sometimes, I would forget that Kaz is just a normal guy too. He seemed like a God – untouchable. But of course we knew that behind every untouchable, calm guy, there’s a tragic story.
Inej was WOAH. Unlike anybody I’ve ever known. I think most people would really like her, because I definitely did. She was quiet, but her silence spoke a thousand words. And I definitely love the way she can just disappear and blend in. Man, I’ve always wanted to be light on my feet like that. I’m jealous. HAHAH.
Now, NINA IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL. HAHAH. Yup, Nina is me, and me is Nina, and we both luuuuuuv food.
“You have crumbs on your cleavage.”
“Don’t care,” she said, taking another bite of cake. “So hungry.”
HAHAH, yes I lovelovelove Nina. Nina is pretty much hilarious, especially when it comes to food. That girl does not care how horrible she looks at that time, as long as she gets food.
Jesper was definitely the first character that I fell in love with. He was like the joker of the group, the one guy to keep things at peace. Jesper was the kind of guy who would laugh at you when you fall, but still hold out his hand to help you get back up. He has this sense of humor that I totally appreciate, because it helps lighten up the mood throughout the whole book. And his bro-like attitude with Wylan is SO DAMN CUTE. I mean, come on, such a big brother material hehehehehe.
I shall not talk about the others, because I’m afraid I’ll give away certain spoilers, so I shall just keep it to these four characters that made a pretty huge impact throughout the whole book. The world-building in this book was, as usual, pretty darn amazing.
Do you have this book with you and have not read it? Because if you do, I want you to open it up! There’ll be two pretty maps there, TWO. And they are so pretty that I actually printed them out. I love maps hehehe. Guys, the hype surrounding this book is not some fake “Oh, the author is popular hence this book is awesome” kind of hype. IT’S REAL. Leigh Bardugo is a freaking genius, and I would buy anything she writes. HANDS DOWN.