The Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo is definitely my favorite book series of all time. I have never read a series so exciting and chaotic with a group of characters that I loved individually. You could guess I was extremely disappointed when I finished the second book in the duology, Crooked Kingdom. I then sat longing for a book that was just like Six of Crows.
Unfortunately, it took some time, but I somehow managed to find several books similar to this series. These books contain qualities that are just like the Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom books!
Yippie! Without a further adieu, let’s get into these 7 books similar to Six of Crows.
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)
The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in The Gentlemen Bastard series. The first book follows an orphan named Locke Lamora in the island city of Camoor.
Locke dodges the rough streets of Camoor by joining an underground crime band. As a thief and a con-man the world is Lockes oyster. He’s feared by many and one of the strongest, most valued on the streets.
That is until he’s faced with competition. Faced with a new challenge like no other, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own game or die trying.
If the crime part of Six of Crows was your favorite, this is a great series that dives deeper into that as a whole.
2. Mistborn (The Final Empire)
Brandon Sanderson is the author of the Mistborn series, as well as the renowned series Skyward.
“For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the “Sliver of Infinity,” reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible.
Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler’s most hellish prison. Kelsier “snapped” and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn.
A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.
Kelsier recruited the underworld’s elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge.
Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.
But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel’s plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life.
Like him, she’s a half-Skaa orphan, but she’s lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.” (Goodreads)
If you loved the heists of Six of Crows, you MUST read this series that follows a similar story line in which characters will do whatever they need to get what they want.
3. The Palace Job (Rogues Of The Republic)
“The most powerful man in the republic framed her, threw her in prison, and stole a priceless elven manuscript from her family.
With the help of a crack team that includes an illusionist, a unicorn, a death priestess, a talking warhammer, and a lad with a prophetic birthmark, Loch must find a way into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire–and get past the magic-hunting golems and infernal sorcerers standing between her and the vault that holds her family’s treasure.
It’d be tricky enough without the military coup and unfolding of an ancient evil prophecy–but now the determined and honourable Justicar Pyvic has been assigned to take her in.
But hey, every plan has a few hitches.” (Goodreads)
4. Red Queen
Fantasy fiction & High fantasy
“Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court.
Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons.
As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.” (VictoriaAveyard)
5. The Diviners Series
This is one of the few series besides Six of Crows, that I adore. The series is just as suspenseful and magical as Six of Crows is.
“Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces!
Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.” (Libbabray)
6. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle)
“Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that.
He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.” (Goodreads)
7. The Gilded Wolves
“Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie.
But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:
An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.” (RoshaniChokshi)
Though I have yet to read all these books, I’ve heard amazing things from others. If you’re looking for more books likes six of crows you should check out these posts by other bloggers;
And if you’re interested in finding out why branching out and reading different genres of books is a extremely beneficial, I don’t want to brag, but I wrote a bit about it HERE
Thank you for sticking around on this super long post! I hope it was helpful in finding your next read.