Book Boyfriend: Kaz Brekker

October 14, 2017Krisha

It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: nerds have a very unrealistically high standard in guys thanks to fictional boyfriends.

Kaz Brekker may not be the standard-issue book boyfriend, but hey, we love him anyway.

Appears in: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Why I love Kaz:

Okay, first off, Kaz is not the standard boyfriend. In fact, he’d like to think he’s the complete opposite. As the Bastard of the Barrel, Kaz “Dirtyhands” Brekker has made a reputation for himself. He’s a ruthless, conniving gang boss and he doesn’t take crap from anybody. He likes to win but doesn’t mind playing fair.

Art by Merwild


Kaz is not a good guy. Or so he thinks.

The truth is, Kaz is one scarred human being. But as hard as he tries to deny it, there’s still a small piece of him that’s unmarred by cynicism. The truth is Kaz cares about the people around him. It might be a select few people, but Kaz does care about his friends. He could deny it but I think he wants to be better for Inej, too. To deserve her, somehow.

What I love about Kaz is that he’s complicated. There are so many facets of him that you’d want to discover and I think Leigh Bardugo did a damn fine job with Kaz Brekker.

Not the usual book boyfriend fare, but we’ll take him any day.

Have you read the Six of Crows Duology? What did you think? 🙂




Comments (1)

  • thirdworldbooknerd

    November 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    He’s my cute little cinnamon roll 😀 I especially loved the end of Crooked Kingdom, when *spoilers* Inej and Kaz had their little moment and Kaz was so self-conscious upon meeting her parents haha what a cutie

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