“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
In honor of Leigh Bardugo (mistress of all wonder and inspiration that is the magic of the Grisha Trilogy), moving the release date of her forthcoming Six of Crows up to September 29th, I’m featuring this CAN NOT WAIT *grabby hands* book for “Waiting on Wednesday.”
Marketed as Game of Thrones meets Ocean’s Eleven, I am eager to see how this swashbuckling adventure unfolds, particularly because it is being set two years later, in the same Grisha universe where Alina and the Darkling’s drama went down, in the Shadow and Bone trilogy.
Leigh herself has said:
“I often talk about Six of Crows as Oceans 11 meets Game of Thrones, but that’s not really accurate.
Yes, it’s a heist book.
Yes, it’s about a ragtag crew trying to pull off an impossible mission.
But Kaz Brekker is NOTHING like Danny Ocean. He isn’t suave or smooth or charming. He’s a criminal prodigy with a gift for violence and a driving hunger for revenge. Utterly despicable. (And so much fun to write ;)”
Here’s the blurb about Six of Crows (from publisher Henry Holt & Co.):
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.
I have so many questions! Firstly, what percentage of this series will feature swoonworthy Darkling scenes? I jest, but I did read a short sample from Six of Crows that’s been posted on Leigh’s site, and it promises the same spine tingling as her first series. And if, like me, you can’t wait until the whisper of ARCs starts making its rounds in the twitterverse, check out this riveting excerpt from Six of Crows.