author: Leigh Bardugo
published: Henry Holt and Company
Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.
Kaz Brekker, the most clever criminal in all of Ketterdam is the only one who has a chance of doing the impossible: breaking into the Ice Court, retrieving a hostage and returning home alive. Also known as the government building with the highest security that has NEVER been compromised. He puts together a team 6 strong of outcasted criminals and thieves, it’s the risk of a lifetime but there are only two options- succeed or die trying. Do they have what it takes?
What a well written book! I mean the writing was phenomenal, I couldn’t find one flaw. The world creation and character envelopment was so good that it honestly felt real. Reading from so many different perspectives might have become confusing and overwhelming but with her amazing writing Leigh was able to pull it off. It really added to the story to read from the character’s perspective, each person thinks and behaves so differently and the writing really reflected that. As far as plot, this book has everything! Fight scenes, romance, friendship, suspense. The twists and turns were endless but it never felt like too much- I loved it, I really loved it. So usually with books like this I tend to have a few favourites and generally disregard the rest, however, I loved every single one of the six main characters, they worked so well together it’s as if they were meant to be!
Overall, read. this. book. It’s well written with amazing character and universe development and a captivating plot. I don’t think you can get any better!
Until next time, Emily