September 21, 2015

Bloggerversary Book Review + Giveaway: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

at 9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
My Review
My. Goodness. When I first heard that Leigh was writing a (sorta) spinoff book, I was hyped! This book takes place a few years after the ending of Ruin and Rising, in the city of Ketterdam. The story has a similar feel to Ocean's Eleven. The ringleader is Kaz. A ruthless and calculating thief. His ragtag group of variously skilled people, are on a mission for the ultimate payout.

So let's meet Kaz's crew. His second in command (IMO) is Inej, a Suli acrobat known to many as the Wraith. She has a her own reasons for going on this mission and it's not just about the payout. Then we have Jesper, a sharpshootin', sass-mouthin', gamblin' boy who's more than meets the eye. Next is Wylan, a runaway with a silver spoon in his mouth and the least experienced out of the group. And then we have my favorite two characters. Nina is a Grisha who uses her Heartrender powers to help others in distress. And last but not least, there's Matthias, a Fjerdan soldier hell bent on exacting revenge on the one who falsely accused him. 

The entire book moved at a quick pace and we see more of the Grishaverse, location-wise. Kaz has a master plan for everything, but of course something always goes wrong. There's so many twists and turns, you'll be on the edge of your seat! I loved this book from the moment I picked it up. I definitely recommend fans of the Grisha trilogy to read this book as well. I really need the second book to be done already. Good job, Leigh!
5 stars!!!!

About Leigh Bardugo
She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. 

She would be delighted if you followed her on Twitter, elated if you visited her website, and downright giddy if you liked Shadow & Bone on Facebook

Prize: SIGNED Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, with Grisha swag!

Rules: One winner possible. You have to be a resident of the USA. No international entries. This giveaway starts on 9/21/15 and ends on 10/5/15. The winner will be announced on 10/6. The winner will have 5 days to respond to my email or forfeits the prize. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Me with Leigh at Mysterious Galaxy (Redondo Beach) 


Maddy on September 21, 2015 at 4:58 AM said...

I am super excited!!!!!!!!! The blurb sounds so friggen amazing like some cross of Skyrim/Assassin's Creed/The Witcher 3! :D

Alyssa Susanna on September 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM said...

Ahhh! I loved Six of Crows! I was fortunate to borrow an ARC from a friend. I cannot wait to get a beautiful finished copy - those pages are stunning!

Thank you!!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Vanessa - Queen Alchemy on September 23, 2015 at 6:50 PM said...

I'm so excited to read this!

Huong on September 27, 2015 at 4:07 PM said...

Very excited for this - Leigh is a great writer.

Lit slave on October 1, 2015 at 5:59 AM said...

I am starting her other series, so I can get to this one. Heard nothing but great things about this!

Leslie L. on October 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM said...

So exited to read this book!

Vanessa Ramos on October 3, 2015 at 5:53 AM said...

Yes! I am totally excited for this book!

Michelle Lee on October 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM said...

I am so excited! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)


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