Six of Crows was surprisingly fun. It’s not particularly original – six mismatched almost-adults are thrown together to break into an un-break-in-able prison. Will they make it? How will they do it? Who will pair up?
But it’s a good world – there’s a previous trilogy I’m going to go hunt down to learn more about the various lands and their people and exactly who has magical powers and how they got them.
Also: Two strong female characters. Adventure! Excitement! Cunning and derring-do! Escaping an impossible situation or two!
This has summer read written all over it.