Summary (from Goodreads):
“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.”
I don’t read very many paranormal books anymore, and this book was almost an impulse grab at BEA. (I had a linejump pass and two of my friends were obsessed with getting this book and one mentioned that it was compared to Ocean’s 11, and I was like, REALLY?!)
I mention that to make sure you know that I came very close to not reading this book at all. That would’ve been a huge mistake on my part.
I love everything about this book (except for the fact that the sequel won’t be out until NEXT FALL.) The world that Leigh Bardugo created is amazing. (I didn’t read her earlier Grisha trilogy, but you don’t need to do that to love this book. I do plan to go back and read them eventually, though, because if they’re anything like this, I am going to love them beyond all reason.)
There is so much tension in this book. Part of it is romantic (I ship two different couples here and I have to believe they will each get it together) and most of it is just the question of whether these six people will be able to do what is essentially impossible.