January started rough. I was in the middle of a horrible reading slump and just had no motivation to get through books, but I think it’s really turned around! I spent the last week and a half of the month rereading some favorites in preparation for one of my most anticipated books of the year! I think those rereads helped me get back into the reading habit and saved me from my slump (although if you want to hear about more tips to get out of a reading slump, I have a whole post about it).
Read more to see all the books I’ve read this month!
Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 5/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a Nutshell: Crooked Kingdom is the epic finale you never could have imagined. It is enthralling, earthshaking, and electrifying. You can’t miss this book.
“Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself.”
Disclaimer: If you came here for a critical review of Six of Crows, I won’t be able to help you. I read this book back when it came out in 2015 and it has remained my favorite book of all time since then. This review is just an excuse for me to fangirl over it
Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 5/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a Nutshell: Six of Crows is a beautifully written, captivating heist novel with characters that will stick with you long after you close the pages.
“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.”
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault (Sex trafficking, not shown), Drug Addiction, Abuse, PTSD, Genocide //
Release Date: 9/29/2015 Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Page Count: 465 Series: Six of Crows #1 (I recommend reading after The Grisha Trilogy) Premise:
Six of Crows follows outcasts in the criminal underground of Ketterdam. When offered more money then they could ever imagine, they embark on a mission to break into the impenetrable Ice Court.
“Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man.”
Six of Crows is the first book in an epic fantasy duology following six criminals. There’s Kaz “Dirty-Hands” – the Thief, Inej “The Wraith” – the Spy, Nina – the Heartrender, Matthias – the Convict, Jesper – the Sharpshooter, and Wylan – the Runaway. Together, they must break into an unpenetrable prison and pull off an impossible heist. That is, if they don’t kill each other in the progress.