I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This is exactly what I pictured when I heard the phrase “Les Miserable meets Six of Crows”. The MC Nina is literally Kaz Brekker + Inej Ghafa and no one can change my mind!
The Court of Miracles was so damn good. I loved this thieving adventure-retelling. The main thing that confused me was the exact time points between each part. Nina is growing older between them, but there’s no obviously labeled timeline and that would’ve helped with the flow.
The main focus of the story is Nina’s relationships with her sisters: Azelma, her older sister who was taken by the Tiger; and Ettie, her adopted younger sister who the Tiger wants for himself. Nina is determined to save Azelma, and protect Ettie no matter the cost. And she will make sure the Tiger answers for what he’s done.
Nina is ruthless at times, and I am freaking here for it. She knows what she wants, and she takes the steps to make it happen. Total badass with the ambition to match and I love her for it. Ettie is a genuine cinnamon roll and needs all of the protecting. I loved how their relationship as sisters developed and was tested throughout this book.
ALSO MONTPARNASSE. MASTER OF ASSASSINS AND CAPTAIN OF MY SHIP. I will go down with this ship!!! I need Montparnasse and Nina to be A THING. Like ugh. I already love them. It better happen in book 2.
All the nods to Les Mis were so well done. It made me want to watch the remake with Hugh Jackman because he is the best Jean Valjean obviously. This book surprised me in so many ways and it was AMAZING. Highly recommend.