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.
OMG, I can’t say enough, how much I loved this book.
I’ve been seeing good things all over the book world about this book and wanted to see what the fuzz is all about. Now I know and I can’t believe I have not read this book earlier.
I have not read any of the Grisha books so this world and the Grisha magic was new to me, but it is very easy to catch on and before you know it, you are part of the world.
Going into the book I thought it is about a heist and it really is but there is soooooo much more to it. All the characters couldn’t be more different from each other and each have different reason to go into it and risking their lives. But they wprk so great together as a group.
Each has such a deep and colorful background story that you can’t help to fall in love with them and or their story.
The book has a multi-point of view, each Characters has one and it switches with each chapter, at first I thought that it would be confusing but it really is not and it made the reading experience so much more fun and we get a much better understanding of that character and the world.
Over all I can’t say enough how much I loved this book. It is very very easy to get sucked into that world.
It is suspenseful, funny, and heartbreaking and just has a certain charm to it.
The ending blew me away and I can’t wait to see what happens next to this gang.
I just have to give this book a full 5 ★, because it just really is that great and I can only highly recommend it to everyone.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.”
“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
“It's not natural for women to fight."
"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”
“I'm a business man," he'd told her. "No more, no less."
"You're a thief, Kaz."
"Isn't that what I just said?”
"But effective. Being angry at Kaz for being ruthless is like being angry at a stove for being hot.”