Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
First off, I had to spring for the hardback version, because the black-edged pages are just so cool. Good job, marketing department.
But Lo, there is a book inside the pages! And it’s a good book!
This is a wonderfully imagined world, with complicated characters who have complicated back stories, and plot that keeps things moving at a good clip. And good news for adults who are made nervous by modern YA offerings: There’s no weepy girl gazing into the dark pools of a rough hero’s eyes in this one. The male hero’s rough but more dangerous than hunky, and the female lead is about the most dangerous person around. Together, they and their supporting cast tell a riveting tale.
I’m looking forward to the next installment.