“I can’t give you what you want!” he says passionately, frustrated by the lack of words to express what he’s attempting to say. “You deserve so much more than what I can give to you!”
She tilts her head upwards to stop the tears flowing down her pale face and laughs quietly, sadly.
“Don’t you understand? I don’t want anything more than you- I’ve never wanted anything else. I wish you’d listen to me.”
He looks up then, the muscles in his jaw working to conceal the emotion he claims he doesn’t have, and she wipes a stray tear, wondering how it managed to escape onto her face when she swore she wouldn’t cry.
“All I want is you.”
j.f // and the stars continued glowing comfortingly as her world cracked around her • excerpts of stories I will never write
Okay could you give me a rundown of Six of Crows? Seeing all of your posts has got me interested and I follow you on Pinterest so I see your character aesthetic boards (which I'm a slut for). I know I could just search it up but I feel like I can get a better sense of the book from one book lover to another.
Where do I even begin?
Six of Crows for me is a blend of His Dark Materials, Legend of Korra and Ocean’s 11. It’s got the incredible winter world building of The Golden Compass, the amazing steampunk worldbuilding and characterization of Legend of Korra and the insane heist plotline of Ocean’s 11. It’s got a very questionable group of people doing the wrong things but ohhh you definitely are rooting for everything to work out perfectly. The best part I think about Six of Crows are the 6 main characters.
There’s Kaz Brekker, a private and borderline genius scheming manipulative leader, who walks with a cane and hates personal contact. He runs the entire thing and goddamn he’s so smart how.
There’s Inej Ghafa, a lithe and agile spy/assassin/confidant who has a horrible past she’s trying to make the best of, who will make you cry with her story, and who will not hesitate to kill you.
There’s Nina Zenik, a redheaded, fiery, presumptuous, badass Heartrender who can do a bit of magic and who has a large personality and wears her emotions on her sleeve.
There’s Jesper Fahey, a black queer sharpshooter, who lives recklessly and gambles a lot but is loyal and funny and so badass. He loves his pistols a lot and will whine a lot without them.
There’s Wylan Van Eck, a runaway poet/engineer from a rich family who’s also kinda queer and so brave and shy at first but so integral to the team and very rational.
There’s Matthias Helvar, a former soldier sworn to capture people like Nina but fell in love with her and battles his demons and morals every step of the way. He also takes no shit and is like Bones from Star Trek, skeptical of every single thing.
Six of Crows has wonderful political and social storylines, and it has wonderful parallels to our own world. It’s not some YA dystopian novel, it’s one that really makes you think about ethics, morals, human nature, that kind of stuff. It explores so much diversity in culture and people’s lives, and pairs it with a really cool setting and such a fast paced plot full of backstory that doesn’t weigh down the actual current timeline like backstory’s tend to do. It keeps you on your toes and damn it if you can’t love atleast one of these characters (i love all don’t ask me to choose pls)
anywaysssss I loved it so much I bought the paper copy, which I never do for books I read on my Kindle unless I absolutely loved them. Read it you’ll LOVE it.
“I just want to let you know that I think the world of you and think I am so very lucky to have met you.” Taken aback by these sudden words, she turned around from her cooking to look at him leaning against the kitchen door frame. With his hands folded over his chest and a smirk on his face, she saw he wasn’t kidding, this wasn’t a test. She looked at him intently and he continued “I want to be yours and I want you to be mine.” That’s it. That’s all it took and she knew he meant business. Her smile spread like a disease, and she couldn’t think straight; her heart was pounding straight out of her chest as he said “You mean the world to me.”