This is one of the best books I have ever read. I read the Grisha Trilogy before this, but this series has more relatable characters and a fast paced plot. Bardugo's depiction of the grimy city and the dangers in it is amazingly done. I felt as if I was part of the family of misfits. Their opposing personalities and talents make for a great group. I loved the tension ,suspense, and even the well written goriness.