Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Teaser Tuesday No. 3: Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Welcome to "Teaser Tuesday"!!

This meme is hosted by  Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker every week, and the rules are very simple.

* Grab you current read.
*Open to a random page.
*Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere
on that page.
(Make sure that what you share doesn't
give too much away! You don't want
to ruin the book for others!)
*Share the title and author, too, so that other
TT participants can add the book to their
TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Since I'm a slow reader, I don't have a new book
started every week. I am therefore going
 to bend the rules a little.....
I'll be featuring books I want to read,
that are currently sitting on my shelves.

Here are my teasers!
Nina's eyes glinted green fire. She took a step toward him, and he could feel the rage radiating off her. "Maybe you're the ones who shouldn't exist, Helvar. Weak and soft, with your short lives and your sad little prejudices. You worship wood sprites and ice spirits who can't be bothered to show themselves, but you see real power, and you can't wait to stamp it out."  -- Chapter 19, page 232

"Some people see a magic trick and say, 'Impossible!' They clap their hands, turn over their money, and forget about it ten minutes later. Other people ask how it worked. They go home, get into bed, toss and turn, wondering how it was done. It takes them a good night's sleep to forget all about it. And then there are the ones who stay awake, running through the trick again and again, looking for that skip in perception, the crack in the illusion that will explain how their eyes got duped; they're the kind who won't rest until they've mastered that little bit of mystery for themselves. I'm that kind." -- Chapter 29, page 346

Six of Crows
(Six of Crows, Book 1)
Leigh Bardugo
Hardcover, 465 pages
Henry Holt and Company
September 29, 2015
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction


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 don't remember when I bought this book, but it was at a Books and Books store in Coral Gables, which used to be a Miami neighborhood that eventually turned into a small city, even though it's right smack in the middle of Miami. It has its own City Hall, mayor, and everything else that goes along with a city. 

Books and Books started out as -- and still is -- an Indie bookstore, although the owner, Mitchell Kaplan, has expanded to several stores. There's one in Miami Beach, another in Key West, another at the Miami International Airport, Grand Cayman Island, and more! Just click on the link above to go to their website.

This book was signed by the author, which, of course, made me VERY happy! It's supposed to be a GREAT YA read, and Bardugo has a LOT of fans in the YA genre book public!

What do you think of my teasers?
Are you interested in this book?
Please leave a comment, 
along with the link
to your own "Teaser Tuesday" post, 
and let me know!


  1. These are great lines. I especially like the second one. The description of the kind of person who must know the secret behind a trick is so well done. I think that such people do exist. I think that some young people who are like that actually become magicians themselves.

    It is very neat that you have an autographed copy of the book.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Indeed they are! Bardugo is a TERRIFIC writer! I've only read one of her books, though -- "Shadow and Bone", which is the first volume of her Grisha trilogy. What's unique and fascinating about these books is that they take place in a country called "Ravka", which is based on Imperial Russia. I think "Six of Crows" is also set in that universe, and is actually the first of a spinoff series.

      Yes, such people do exist. I don't think I'm one of them, lol. I would get too impatient! This is why i'm not a gamer, like my husband. I can't stand it if I can't advance to the next level of a video game, and have to keep trying to figure out what to do to get there..... LOL.

      Yeah!! Books and Books is SO great about getting signed books in the hands of their customers! You can always find these at their stores! Barnes & Noble doesn't offer many signed books, although they DO offer lots of bargain books.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  2. Ahhh it is so cool you have a signed copy!! That is amazing!! I am a huge Bardugo fan and I will read anything and everything she writes. This duology is amazing!!

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yes, I do!!!! I got SO lucky!! Not that I ever met the author, though..... :( Books and Books, the bookstore I mentioned in the post, routinely offers signed books for sale. I think I got this one at one of the local annual book fairs.

      So far, I've only read Bardugo's "Shadow and Bone". Gotta read more of her books!! However, I was a bit disappointed with "The Language of Thorns". I had bought it at a Target store here in Miami. Well, some of the stories in it are macabre. So I had to return it, as I can't handle ANYTHING that smacks of horror! It was too bad, too, because I do like the cover, even though it gives me a dark vibe. (I should have known.....)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 :) :)

  3. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, MARIA! It's probably my favorite by Leigh so far that I have read. Either Six of Crows or The Language of Thorns. I'm not sure yet... But anyway loved reading the teasers because it's been a while since I read the book. I still need to read the sequel.

    1. Hi, Steph!

      Oh, WOW!!! Sounds like it's REALLY GOOD!!! Well, she IS a TERRIFIC writer!! I LOVE her prose style!!

      The only Bardugo novel I've read so far is "Shadow and Bone", which I ADORED.

      As for "The Language of Thorns", I did buy it and start reading it, but some of the stories were just a bit too macabre for me. So I actually returned it to the store. It's really too bad, though, because I LOVE the cover, in spite of its dark vibe!

      I want to read this one and see how I feel about it!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! HUGS!!! <3 ,3 :) :)


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