|Book Con 2015|
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 am pretty sure that if you haven't read this book yet, then you've heard about it. And if you haven't heard about it -- well, let me tell you! I cannot even put into words how impressed I am with the level of detail in this story. Not only is it in a completely different world, but it also involves a scheme with so many moving parts. I am seriously in awe of Leigh Bardugo.
There was so much to love about this book. My favorite part was definitely that the characters were real. They didn't become insta-friends or completely trust each other just because they were working together. They all had things they were telling the others; they all had personal agendas. They all had flaws. They all had pasts. But the way they came together for this task was completely honest and satisfying. Not only did each one of the characters grow individually, but together they grew as well. There was a progression there from looking out for numero uno to looking out for the other five. I don't want to give too much away from the story, but I really loved Inej's journey especially.
I was pretty much holding my breath for this entire story! I lost count of how many times I said to myself things like, "Nooooo!" or "What?!?!" or "OMG!!!" I am positive that there are things that I missed with this first read -- I am definitely going to try to read it again before Book #2 comes out.