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.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
It is a 3.75, really.
This book had been on my TBR for a long time and finally I was able to sit down and get to it.
The first two chapters were Okay. I was pretty sure I was going to put it down and not pick the book up for quite some time. Luckily, though, I continued and the third chapter finally delivered! I was hooked on to the story from the third chapter.
The story in itself is nothing one may not have read before, but what made this book awesome for me are the characters who are at the heart of the story. Though one is their leader, but all are equally important to the story. Cut any one of them out and the heist, along with this book, is doomed.
Kaz is a little too full of himself but on this heist even he got his priorities right and due to that we have a sequel to the book, so I am particularly happy about that. You see, I am not ready to say good bye to these six amazing imperfectly perfect people and their not thought of friendship yet.
Inej is someone that I feel at a deeper level. I have yet to put a finger on what makes me think that way, but understanding how her mind works and how she operates is very easy for me. As easy as it is for me to understand myself (sometimes).
Though it is never said, but I believe Wylan is Dyslexic because he has issues with words. Both; reading them and writing them. But, he is one hell of a genius in many things.
And Jasper is just this boy who found his calling with a gang. He has his own quirks and his demons to contend with. All of them make the character all the more real and fun to read about.
Mathias with all nightmares and desires trying to figure out his truth. Having convictions broken and a person being reformed; rising from the deepest core that forms a human being.
And then we have Nina who does all that is necessary for not only her survival but also for the people she loves and the people she calls friends.
I absolutely loved the characters and lived each moment with them and all their quips.