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Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Volume 1)

Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

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.

Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times Holiday Books Guide, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

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JOOST



Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.

He was supposed to be making his rounds at the Hoede house, but for the last fifteen minutes, he'd been hovering around the southeast wall of the gardens,...

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Praise for Six of Crows

“This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review (on Six of Crows)

“Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (on Six of Crows)

“Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title. . . . This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books.” —VOYA, starred review (on Six of Crows)

“an exciting beginning to a new sequence from a fantasy author swiftly becoming a talent to watch.” —The Horn Book (Six of Crows)

“Unlike anything I've ever read.” —Veronica Roth (on Shadow and Bone)

“A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure.” —Rick Riordan (on Siege and Storm)

“Triumphant.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Ruin and Rising)

“Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review (on Shadow and Bone)

“This is one book series you want to get hooked on.” —Seventeen.com

“These books are the greatest things since Harry Potter AND sliced bread.” —hellogiggles.com

“Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance.” —Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author (on Shadow and Bone)

“Completely engrossing.” —Romantic Times (on Siege and Storm)

“Fast-paced and unpredictable. . . . A unique world complete with monsters, magic, danger, romance, corruption, and extravagance.” —School Library Journal, starred review (Shadow and Bone)

“Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger.” —Publishers Weekly (Shadow and Bone)

“Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment.” —Booklist (Shadow and Bone)

“Readers will be rooting for this lonely, tough heroine as she navigates perils physical, magical, and emotional.” —BCCB (Shadow and Bone)

“A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring.” —The Horn Book (Shadow and Bone)

“Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace . . . and will definitely leave them panting for the series' conclusion.” —Kirkus Reviews (Siege and Storm)

“Richly crafted . . . An engaging wish-fulfillment fantasy.” —The Horn Book (Siege and Storm)

“[Readers will be] tapping their feet impatiently for the concluding volume.” —Booklist (Siege and Storm)

“Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough.” —Booklist (Ruin and Rising)

“Bardugo is a master at building an action-packed fantasy with extraordinary world-building and comple characters.” —School Library Journal (Ruin and Rising)

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About the author

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns— with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. leighbardugo.com.

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