Blood and Silver, by Vali Benson | spoiler free review

Hello! I am very excited for the review that I bring you today, which is a review of a newly released, young adult, historical fiction novel. So, read on for a review of Blood and Silver, by Vali Benson!

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Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson | a mini review for a wonderful book

Hello! It’s a week into May, and I’ve unfortunately had a lot of schoolwork. But, I finished reading this book a couple days ago, and I guess I just really wanted to review it! It was easy for me to write this review, because I knew exactly what I liked about it. Which was most of it, to be honest. So, without further ado, here is my review of Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson.

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Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo | Review

Hello! I can’t believe that it’s already the end of January! Now that most of my tests are over, and school is a little less crazy, today I decided to write a review of Six of Crows. I just finished reading it, and really enjoyed it. I also decided to try a different format for my review, and it took me less time, so I hope that it works for me better and that I’ll continue to use it! Anyways, without further ado, here’s my thoughts and opinions on Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo!

Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publication date: September 29, 2015

Pages: 465

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads synopsis:

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 is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

My thoughts:

I have seen and heard so many amazing things about this book, and I’ve been wanting to read it for a really long time. And I agree that it is a very good book; the plot, the characters, everything is just thought out really well.

There were, however, quite a few things that I didn’t understand, and that I didn’t get until much later in the story. For example, I didn’t understand what the Grisha were, and that whole concept until I was a few hundred pages in! There are still a few things that I’m not quite sure about surrounding the whole GrishaVerse, but that is my only criticism of the book.

The writing was incredible. The images in my head that I was able to conjure up while reading were so vivid and clear! That is a very good thing, however the Kaz’s ruthlessness was a little to vivid for me, and I could have done with a little less violence.

Characters:

The characters were fantastic. All of them; Kaz, Matthias, Nina, Inej, Jesper and Wylan were so unique and such thought out personalities and backgrounds. I really loved how at the beginning, you knew nothing about any of the characters, but then as the story went on, you got to know more and more about them and their histories.

Inej really fascinated me. She’s surrounded by a mysterious past that slowly reveals bits of itself as the book progresses. Her history with Tante Heleen resurfaces in a marvelous way, and I love that part, and how its woven into the plot.

Conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this book. This is the first book I’ve read by Leigh Bardugo, and I’m looking forwards to reading lots more. I really enjoyed the style of her writing, and the magical universe that she’s created is really cool.

I’m rating this book 4 stars because although I really enjoyed the writing, characters and plot, there were a few parts that never really got explained or cleared up.

I’m glad I finally got to reading this book, and I’m going to go to the library as soon as I can to get the sequel, which I’m very much looking forwards to reading.

Have you read Six of Crows? What do you think of Leigh Bardugo’s writing? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy reading!