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Impatiently Waiting For: Six of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Company To Be Published Sept 29, 2015 320 Pages
Henry Holt and Company
To Be Published Sept 29, 2015
320 Pages

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.- Goodreads

Book Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Alina is the not so pretty orphan that happens to be completely in love

     Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)        Published May 17, 2012             358 Pages
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Published May 17, 2012
358 Pages

with her beautiful best friend Mal.  But now is not the time for love because there are monsters called the Shadow Fold that eat humans (no I don’t think they are zombies).At a time of great despair, Alina discovers that she has a rare power that makes her valuable. Now considered a Grisha (powerful magicians) she is sent to a boarding school to learn the ins and outs of her power and what it takes to be a Grisha.

Coming along with her is the Darkling, the powerful leader of the Grisha. He wants Alina but does he want her for power or for love. And what about Mal?

I think the book was alright. It wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t my favorite. When Alina discovered this power she did everything to not actually believe she had it even though it was proven twice. For me that was a bit annoying.  Alina was too scared and lacked confidence.

Also she switched teams too fast for me. Everything was Mal until she discovered her new power and the Darkling showed some interest. Granted she didn’t completely forget about Mal but it felt like out of sight out of mind and when she saw Mal again it was like “oh snap I’m happy and you look like crap; I still love you.” -.-

The story itself was a bit predictable. The three way triangle could have gone two ways and ultimately she chooses the way I really wasn’t hoping she would. I think regarding that the author went safe.

I did like the way the author weaved the story. It was well written and did prove the edge of the seat setting. You wanted to know what happen and if Alina would grow a pair. I loved the Darkling so I was a bit upset how the ending turned out. The author used him as a element of surprise but as  much as I liked him there was nothing surprising with how things turned out.

Overall, the book gets 7 out of 10.