Having read Six of Crows duology first I was a little apprehensive about whether to read this book or not as I had read so many mixed reviews on this. But I'm glad I read this. Though it's not on par with Six of crows, this was a very interesting read. The Darkling's multi-dimensional and complex characterisation, Alina's constant dilemma, Genya's character and many more things of this book are worth reading. It had all the aspects you'd expect a fantasy book to have.