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Author: Bardugo, Leigh
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781627792127
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grades 7 to 9

Six of Crows

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By far this has been my favorite read of 2015.  This first installment of a new fantasy series by  Bardugo is a stunningly compelling story with epic adventure centered around a band of misfits who set out to take on an impossible heist. The story is compelling but the characters are what make this novel a must read for any YA fantasy lover.

Kaz, the leader of the band has many tricks up his sleeve and will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Jesper, the sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager will charm readers and have them laughing out loud!  Matthias, a run-a- way with a privileged past is an amazing, complex character! Inej, aka The Wraith, is the spy of the group and nobody’s secrets are safe with her around.  Nina pretty much has it all! Beautiful Nina…. She’s strong, loyal, and has such a big heart. Right up there with Kaz, she’s my favorite of the bunch.  And then there’s adorable Wylan. Kind of the outcast of the group and hasn’t really found where he fits yet.

I can’t wait for the next installment.  Highly recommended.

 

“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)

“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)
“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)
“Taking what could have been stock characters of young adult fiction—the loner, the rebel, the outcast, and the con artist, the author has fashioned fully fleshed out, dynamic protagonists who will engage and enchant readers.” (SLJ, Starred Review)



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