anonymous asked:

wait, whats six of crowns about? (not the same anon but ive looking for something to read for a while n needed to ask)

ok. are you ready for another one of my shitty recaps?? no??? well tough tits

six of crows can be boiled down to:

  • 6 very dangerous teenagers. please do not forget that they are all, both together and individually, dangerous criminals
  • even wylan, probably. 
  • set in a land of scary powers and corrupt heirarchies, these 6 murder nerds are assembled by nick fury kaz brekker
  • they’re pulling off a near-impossible heist in the middle of what u can equate to White Supremacist Land. like this is 100% a suicide mission but their team leader is generally known for being a criminal prodigy/all-around-bastard so really, they’re 100% suited to this
  • Maybe The Real 4 Million Kruge Was The Friends We Made Along The Way

fun additions:

  • 3 of the main cast are confirmed poc (edit; counting kuwei as a member of the main cast, for those of you that asked! :D), and 2 are confirmed non-straight
  • 2 of them are previous sex workers, one is a victim of human trafficking
  • the lead guy has a physical disability 
  • another lead guy has a learning disability (u will cry for him)
  • the White Straight Male Character is very much made to unlearn his problematic shit until he starts improving as a person and a friend and a member of the gang
  • jesper
  • that’s it his entire personality can be summed up with “fun addition” i love him
  • you, inej. you.

in conclusion:

  • you should read it.

Leonard Nimoy, in the commentary for Star Trek III: The Search For Spock:

“More than a visual style, I was concerned with the emotional design of this movie. I wanted it eventually to be operatic. I wanted the emotions to be very large, very broad — life and death themes, death and resurrection themes; the look of the picture, the performances, the music, everything about it to rise to that occasion, to rise to large sizes, sizable characters playing out a large story on a large canvas. Christopher Lloyd was extremely helpful in that respect. He brought a tremendous amount of theatricality to the character of the Klingon.“

Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo)


I give this book 4 MILLION KRUGE *cough* stars…

It took me way too long to get around to reading this book. I hadn’t actually finished the Grisha trilogy until a month or so ago and I wanted to save SOC for my summer reading. I’m very very glad I did.

Six of Crows is a book to be savored, to be devoured and thought about to the exclusion of all else. I read it on a balcony overlooking Lake Garda in the searing summer heat with a flute of cold Prosecco but I would have adored it even if I had been sitting in my room in wet, humid old Britain.

I will be honest and say that the concept of a heist, when I first read the blurb, didn’t entirely interest me that much. I was drawn in more by the beautiful graphics I’d seen on tumblr and the rabid praise of my friends. If you, like me, aren’t entirely drawn in by the Ocean’s Eleven style premise, I do suggest you put aside your prejudices and pick it up regardless. To me this book was more about characters and the relationships between them, which is EVERYTHING I am interested in as a reader. That and humour that is sharp as a whip crack.

We are introduced to a ragtag band of criminals and residents of the less than salubrious Ketterdam district of ‘The Barrel’. The amoral dagger sharp gang lieutenant Kaz, card loose, gun touting Jesper, and our 'whisper on the wind’ assassin Inej of the 'Dregs’. From there the plot thickens, involving some rather nasty experimentation with captive Grisha, a sketchy Merchant Lord and a prudish Witch Hunter who pretty much despises everything that makes up the 'Dregs’ (and yet finds himself rather uncomfortably beholden to them). See also, our runaway, cake loving Ravkan Nina and the wispy haired demolitions man (*cough* boy) Wylan.

The characters in this book are everything. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I spent with my brother laughing at the idea of each of them in different situations. They’re so real, so rich and utterly hilarious. Of course, this wouldn’t be one of my favourite books of all time if they weren’t also all nursing deeply traumatic backstories.

This book will grab you by the scruff of the neck and leave you hostage to the need to just keep turning the pages. There are three sections that I call the 'chapters of unmentionable pain’ and, I warn you, they are very much as horrific as they sound.

You do not have to have read the Grisha trilogy to read and enjoy this. My brother was my test subject in regards to this and he seemed to love it every single bit as much as I did regardless of having not been familiar with the world beforehand.

I utterly adored this book, I’m sure there are ten thousands things I could have talked about in this review that I’ve managed to miss (like the fact I literally ship everything and everyone, amazingly diverse characters and a disabled protagonist!!!) but I would rather just tell you it was bloodydamn amazing and that you should go and read it and then come back and yell at me in excitement!!

“Why do you wear gloves, Mister Brekker?“
Kaz raised a brow. "I’m sure you’ve heard the stories.”
“Each more grotesque than the last.”

Kaz had heard them, too. Brekker’s hands were stained with blood. Brekker’s hands were covered in scars. Brekker had claws and not fingers because he was part demon. Brekker’s touch burned like brimstone - a single brush of his bare skin caused your flesh to wither and die.

“Pick one,” Kaz said as he vanished into the night, thoughts already turning to thirty million kruge and the crew he’d need to help him get it. 

                                  “They’re all true enough.”