i received a copy of six crimson cranes from the hachette nz in exchange for an honest review.
six crimson cranes – review
six crimson cranes is easily one of the best books i’ve read this year. it was fun, and emotional. two of my favourite things in a book.
i’ve never heard the original tale regarding the six swans, so i can’t compare it to the original. but it was enjoyable in that fairytale way, that keeps you wanting more.
shiori was an excellent character, and i enjoyed reading through her eyes. i liked the adventure that she went on, and appreciated everything she did. (there’s some mc’s who do some wildly random stuff, but shiori isn’t one of them). she was smart, courageous, and stole my heart.
her brothers were an interesting group. i didn’t particularly like them at the start, but loved them in the end. they are ambitious, and their love for their sister is truly something else.
the romance was done in a way that really sold the story. i couldn’t have asked for anything better. it wasn’t too in your face, unlike some books, and i preferred it.
one thing i loved about six crimson cranes is that this book had me hating a few characters for majority of the book, and loving them by the end. there’s one character in particular, (no spoilers, i promise) who made me ugly cry at the end.
overall, this was the perfect book. it got me out of a slump, it had me laughing (particularly at the bowl), and it had me crying. if you haven’t read six crimson cranes, i highly suggest you add it to your tbr.