What the heck is it about? The Goodreads summary:
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.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
My rating: 5/5 stars
A heist book! I love stories about heists, especially when they involve magic! So I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to reading the entire Grisha Trilogy just to get to this one, and wow was it worth the wait! (Not that the previous three books are bad, but this… this is a heist book!)
If you love stories about a bunch of misfits working together to steal stuff, this is for you. All the characters are engaging and fully fleshed out, with their own arcs and development. The romance is handled much better in this one, and you get to learn about the world beyond Ravka. It’s a fast-paced read with lots of clever twists, and it’s the kind of book that makes you want to build a time-machine so you don’t have to wait for the sequels.
And did I mention the diverse cast and queer romance? And it’s a heist book!