Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5. Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
listened to on Audible
2015 Henry Holt
read 151 pgs. of 465 pgs.
DNF - dropped
Goodreads rating: 4.45
My rating: Couldn't get into it at all
First line/s: "Joost had two problems, the moon, and his moustache."
My comments: I only read about 35% of this book, but had to force myself to read it, then would put it down after about 10 minutes. I thought I liked fantasy, but I not only couldn't get into this book, I didn't like it. I've discovered that these fantasies with huge world-building aspects just aren't for me. So I'm not going to rate it - that's not fair when I only read a third of the book, but I don't intend to read any more of it.
Goodreads synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done - and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first.