Six young outcasts must come together to break into an impenetrable fortress, kidnap a scientist with dangerous knowledge, and save the world from a drug that makes Grisha (magic users) infinitely powerful.
Kaz - a strong leader of an underworld gang.
Inej - the Wraith, able to move silently through the world, gathering all its secrets.
Jesper - a sharp shooter with a need to gamble, but very bad luck.
Nina - a Grisha heartrender who can use her magic to stop a man's heart or pull the breath from his body.
Matthias - a former Grisha hunter who knows the fortress better than anyone, but might not be trustworthy.
Wylan - an explosives expert who ran away from a life of privilege.
If they can pull off this impossible heist they'll be rich beyond imagining, but to do that, they'll have to trust each other and work together without killing each other first.
This fast paced story features narration from all six of the main characters allowing readers to get to know each of them. The world building is fabulous and so is the story itself. The shared narration and lack of trust among the characters means that the reader also never knows the group's full plan. Pick up Six of Crows if you want to be blown away by some impressive scheming.