'Six of Crows' tag!
So my sister's been trying to get me to read the Grishaverse for ages and on hearing that the Netflix series was coming out in April, I finally capitulated. I just finished listening to the audio-book of Crooked Kingdom and I cannot get those characters out of my head. I think I had more fun reading Shadow and Bone (it's trashier, plus it was my first introduction into the world) but the characters and relationships from Six of Crows are something else. I don't think I have a favourite, or even a favourite couple - I love them all! (I'm lying - Kaz and Inej are my favourite. Just.) Basically I went looking for this tag because I want to think about them all some more. I think originally it was created at Readable Life.
Oh, and I made another quiz! (Which Six of Crows character are you?)
Kaz Brekker -
a book that you value most in your collection
I've been collecting the Jim Kay Harry Potters as they come out. Some of the illustrations are so lovely. But I think I'm fondest of my old battered copies, most of which are basically in manuscript form at this point (no spines, no covers.) You can definitely tell they're well loved.
Inej Ghafa -
A Book that stabbed you in the heart with the feels
Jesper Fahey -
A book that you took a gamble on and it paid off
Nina Zenik -
A favourite book with an awesome magic system
Matthias Helvar -
A book that seemed intimidating, but you really enjoyed by the end
Wylan van Eck -
A book that had a surprising ending
Kuwei Yul-Bo -
A book that you have a fiery passion for
Pekka Rollins -
A book that you felt betrayed you
I started the Poldark books a few years ago, before the series came out. They were right up my alley - historical, kind of episodic and soapy but so beautifully written, with some brilliant scenes and characters. Ross was a flawed but principled and very attractive hero. I thought. I thought I liked this author, who wrote women so well and had crafted all these complex friendships and romantic relationships with realistic ups and downs. And then the fourth book happened. What was that? No, no no. That line is not blurred, it is a very. definite. line. That was crossed. Just horrible. And although I read the books that came after and they were good, it was impossible to forget as Warleggan set a chain of events in motion in the later novels. I was shocked that the TV series presented it as written too, and defended both the decision, and the action.
Tante Heleen -
A book with a stunning cover that you didn't love
Jordie Rietveld -
A book that you thought about for weeks after finishing
Gone with the Wind. We all know the problems, and they're awful. And that's kept me thinking too, because it's so frustrating that can someone write such complex characters and have such insight into people, but also be so blinded about her own prejudices. The characters are so vivid, even the very minor ones, like Archie or Grandma Fontaine or Dilcey or Cathleen Calvert - they don't leave you.
Bonus: Joost -
A book character that you wish had more page time
(Did anyone wish Joost had more page time? This should be called Rotty!) This one's easy. Madge, from The Hunger Games. She gave Katniss the Mockingjay pin! The author was building her up to be a bigger character, I'm sure and it was developing really well in Catching Fire. But then Prim started growing up into a similar type and they introduced Delly, so I guess Suzanne Collins felt she didn't need Madge any more? She could have been a proper female friend for Katniss, and I was hoping she might get together with Gale.
Have you read Six of Crows? (If you have, consider yourself tagged.) Who's your favourite?